- Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 21:06
On February 20 members of the “December 1st” group discussed at NaUKMA the “Free Man Charter”, presented by the group on 1 December 2012.
Within the discussion, NaUKMA Honorary President Vyacheslav Briukhovetsky suggested that since the early 90s attempts to create a pro-Ukrainian party or movement always failed, because people were waiting for someone to come and tell them what to do. Civil activist Danylo Lubkivskii highlighted three main theses of the “Charter”:
1. Responsibility of our own life, success, welfare and happiness cannot be transferred. We are responsible for ourselves.
2. Moral and spiritual values cannot be postponed for tomorrow. They are always urgent today.
3. We are building what we imagine; therefore our future depends on the depth, the scale and the creative talent of our imagination.
Speakers of the meeting:
Vyacheslav Briukhovetsky – co-author of the Charter, Honorary President of NAUKMA, Hero of Ukraine, Ph.D. in Philology;
Cardinal Lubomyr Huzar – co-author of the Charter, Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in 2005-2011 years;
Yevhen Sverstyuk – co-author of the Charter, Philosopher, dissident and Soviet political prisoner;
Serhiy Kvit – President of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”;
Hennadiy Druzenko – lawyer, expert on Constitutional and European law, translator, essayist;
Danylo Lubkivskii – civil activist, diplomat, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine, Advisor to the President of Ukraine (2006-2010).