The Polish Ethnological Society, at its 91st General Assembly, held to commemorate the 120th anniversary of its founding in Lviv, would like to express its position on an issue that has been the subject of its members’ research and educational activities since the organisation’s inception —relations between people. Our decades-long professional activity and experience convince us of the need to take a decisive stand on this matter.
Over their history, the peoples of our region have been victimized, and individuals have suffered or lost their lives as the result of ideologically-driven intolerance and discriminatory practices directed against certain groups of people. Recent events associated with the so-called refugee crisis have sparked a wave of statements and actions that are incompatible with the values of humanism to which we adhere. [Continue Reading…]