The event that spawned the idea of creating the Ukrainian Social Academy was the 5th anniversary of publication of Pope Benedict XVI Encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” in 2009. A meditated reading of “Caritas in Veritate” prompted some enlightened people to action, urging qualified Christian business and financial leaders to join forces, help diffuse the basic principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church expounded in the Encyclical.
Also our another purpose was development and maintenance of social ethics alumni network in Ukraine. Active alumni decided to start an organization that would help people become changemakers in order to create careers of meaning and impact.
From the outset, the Academy has defined itself as international in perspective, ecumenical and interfaith in outlook, and autonomous in structure. Our motto is: “Caritas in Veritate”.
Throughout this journey, a global network of partners has inspired, advised, seed-funded, and partnered with us. We wouldn’t be where we are now without them, and we will always remain grateful.