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 study program at LChrA is offered for both Bachelor and Master students. Articles by experienced specialists in the field – Dr. Klaus Kiessling, President of International Diaconate Center (Germany), prof. Elvyra Aciene, head of the Social department at Klaipeda University (Lithuania), prof. Indre Dirgeliene from the Social department at Klaipeda University (Lithuania), assist. prof. Juris Osis, assist. prof. Dace Dolace, Guntis Dišlers, lect. Valters Dolacis from Latvian Christian Academy, asist. prof. Līga Āboltiņa and others. Articles are in English language annotated in Latvian.