Skaidrīte Gūtmane

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, […]

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 […]

Academic Proceedings of LChrA – Vol. 4

The 4th volume of the academic Proceedings of Latvian Christian Academy were published in May, 2016, dedicated to the history and innovative challenges of Caritative social work. The volume is edited by prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane, Rector of Latvian Christian Academy; following her initiative the CSW was legally accepted in Latvian legislation in 2008 and special […]

LChrA – member of Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia (SEAL).

In May 11, 2016, a discussion on further development of Social entrepreneurship education in Latvia was held at Center of social initiatives in Riga. Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane took part in it. Latvian Christian academy was accepted as a member of Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia (SEAL).  

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 […]

Annual EZA seminar at Latvian Christian academy

An international EZA (“European Center for Worker’s Questions”) seminar titled “The meaning of Social enterprises in Europe for promotion of employment and the role of worker’s organizations” was held at Latvian Christian academy in September 24-25, 2015. It was attended also by President of EZA Mr. Bartho Pronk; among experts were Norbert Klein (EZA), Sir […]

Concept of Caritative social work presented at the 2nd Forum of Latvian social workers

The 2nd forum of Latvian social workers was hosted by the recently built splendid Latvian National library in Riga, September 17, 2015. The Forum was attended by both practicioners and theoreticians of social work from Latvia and abroad and it was adressed by the President of Latvia R. Vējonis. The Forum was welcomed by as.prof. […]

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 […]

International conference on adolescence in Riga City Municipality

An international conference on social work with adolescents “Here I am – can you hear me?” was held in Riga City Municipality house, May 15, 2015. It was organized within the campaign “Help children upbringing in family!” by Social services agency  and Professional society for stepfamilies “Theresa”. Mass media offers even more information about young […]