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IXE-Group Statement on Human Dignity and Solidarity as Pillars for a New European Asylum System

“Semaines Sociales de France” (SSF) and the “Central Committee of German Catholics” (ZdK) think-tank “IXE-Group” (“Initiatives of Christians for Europe”) have published Statement “On Human Dignity and Solidarity as Pillars for a New European Asylum System”. The meeting between the Think-tank IXE-Group members (D, D, ES, CZ, LU, F, PL – also GB present) was held in Madrid, October 9-10, 2020 (partially online via ZOOM). ector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane attended the meeting. The discussion touched an integrated and comprehensive approach to the multidimensional migration policy in the EU member states. The Document is available here: 201012 IXE statement asylum en final

Initiative of Christians for Europe / IXE-Group online meeting

Next online meeting of the Initiative of Christians for Europe / IXE-Group scheduled forOctober 9-10, 2020. The Agenda of the meeting foresees discussion of the Covid-19 situation in Europe and sharing on the 5th anniversary of “Laudato si’ – On Care for Our Common Home” by Pope Francis on political and institutional levels.

Publication in the International Deaconate Center proceedings, dedicated to its 50th Anniversary.

50th Anniversary edition “Diaconia Christi” of the International Deaconate Center of the Roman Catholic Church (Internationales Diakonatszentrum) has come out recently; an article by prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane, Rector of Latvian Christian academy, titled Caritative social work – call for mission” is included. The article is based on her presentation at the IDC Congress in Rome, […]

Dedication of the Icon of the Holy Family at Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Riga Old City .

Studies at Latvian Christian academy are attended by Roman Catholics, Orthodoxes and Lutherans. One of the students, Laura Valle, being Roman Catholic, has made a research in the history of iconography of the Holy Family, painted an icon and defended her Bachelor thesis in Arts this spring. Icon was conceived as a gift to the […]

Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane attending audience with Pope Francis in Vatican.

In  June 4, 2016, an audience with Pope Francis was held for representatives of the International Deaconate Center (Germany) in the Apostolic palace, Vatican. In his address the President of IDC Dr. Klaus Kiessling – also Doctor Honoris Causa of Latvian Christian academy, actively involved in making of the Caritative social work study programme at […]

Public lecture of Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Public lecture of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of the State of Vatican, was held in Great hall of Latvian University, May 12, 2016. Cardinal presented the Latvian edition of Encylic “Laudato si” and his visit marked 25th anniversary of the renewed diplomatic relations between Latvia and Holy See and 95th anniversary since Holy See has […]

IDC 50th Anniversary congress in Rome, Italy.

International Deaconate Center (IDC, Germany) celebrated its 5oth anniversary in Rome, Italy, October 21-25, 2015, with 570 participants from 37 countries around the globe. Latvian Christian academy represented by Rector prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane and assist. prof. Guntis Dišlers. President of IDC prof. Klaus Kiessling took active part in the making of the concept of Caritative […]

RENOVABIS 19th congress in Freising, Germany.

Rector of LChrA professor Skaidrīte Gūtmane attended the 19th international congress of the Roman Catholic Church organization RENOVABIS in Freising, Germany, in September 2-4, 2015. The topic of the congress was “Eastern European Youth future prospects? – Their outlook on life and faith”; it was held a year before the World Youth days, scheduled in […]

CARITAS meeting in Riga

In September 28, 2013, volunteers of the Roman Catholic Church met in a seminar held by “CARITAS Latvia”. CARITAS ministers to orphans, sick and disabled people, and the elderly; the ministry is rooted in Social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The meeting was attended by rector of LCA prof. S.Gūtmane and G.Dišlers with introductory […]

17th Congress of RENOVABIS

In August 28-30, 2013, the 17th Congress of the Roman Catholic organization RENOVABIS was held in Freising, Germany; it’s title: “Free and solidary: Christians in responsibility for Europe”. The analytical session of the Congress was addressed by representatitive from Europarliament E.Brok, representative from COMECE S.Lunte, Cardinal of Munich and Freising Marx, delegates from European universities, […]