To form priorities for the development of Ukraine based on the awareness of the national identity, which the enemies of Ukraine have tried to destroy for centuries. Today, during the great war, the protection of Ukraine's sovereignty is ensured by free people who profess the values of faith, family, freedom and solidarity. The establishment, formation and development of these values must correspond to the constitutional principle of responsibility before God, the current and future generations.
President of the Viva México Movement; American and Mexican actor, film producer and human rights advocate; has starred in 28 different films and TV shows.
Eduardo Verastegui is the Founder and President of the Viva México Movement, as well as an Advisor to the White House on Latin America. This year, as part of his human rights advocacy work, and together with the Viva México Movement, Mr. Verastegui began a tour of 32 Mexican states with the purpose of combating child trafficking and sexual exploitation in Mexico.
Through his production company "Metanoia", Mr. Verastegui has created several films focused on the defense of human dignity, including "Bella" (in defense of human life), "Little Boy" (in defense of human values), and "Sound of Freedom" (in defense of children, against sex trafficking and exploitation). These films have received multiple awards for their insightful look at the beauty and dignity of all human life. In 2019, Mr. Verastegui toured every state in Mexico exhibiting his film “Inexperienced,” which has since received the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award, the Thomas More Award, and the Protos Award.
Human rights advocate; Founder and President of Operation Underground Railroad; Board Member for The Nazarene Fund, which assists religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East.
Tim Ballard worked for years as an undercover special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and their Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). There, he conducted investigations into child trafficking networks both in the US and globally. Mr. Ballard successfully infiltrated multiple organized crime syndicates and took down criminal enterprises, saving countless children from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Mr. Ballard is an expert in online investigations, particularly of file-sharing networks where abusers and traffickers sell child exploitation materials. He has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers in online investigations, and he has testified before the U.S. Congress multiple times.
Since the war began last year, Mr. Ballard’s work has helped evacuate and save more than 3,500 women and children from Chernihiv, Ukraine.
Film producer, actor, director, human rights defender; President and Founder of the Human Rights Education Organization (H.E.R.O.); Director of the Vulnerable People Project.
Jason Jones is a filmmaker and human rights advocate whose 2006 film, Bella, won multiple industry awards, including the Toronto International Film Festival’s prestigious Audience Choice Award.
In 2012, Mr. Jones produced Mother Marianna: Portrait of the Saint. His short films include Eyes to See (2010), Crescendo (2011), Sing a Little Louder (2015), and Special Flavor (2016). He is also Executive Producer of the upcoming film, The Voiceless.
Mr. Jones is a renowned advocate for the rights of the severely persecuted Uyghurs of Western China, along with people anywhere who are subject to genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also a strong advocate for assisting pregnant women who face trying circumstances.
He is also the author of two books: The Race to Save Our Century and The World is on Fire. His latest film, Divided Hearts of America, is now available on Fox Nation.
Bishop Vitaly Kryvytskyi SDB - Ordinary of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese; Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine.
Bishop Vitaly Kryvytskyi, SDB was appointed Bishop of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese in 2017. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops.
For several years, Bishop Kryvytskyi has chaired the Ukrainian Council of Churches’ organizing committee for the “For Life, For Family” march in the capital, Kyiv.
President and founder of Chalice of Mercy, the organizer and chief sponsor of this International Summit, “Ukraine – Life. Dignity. Victory!”
Valentyna Paysyukova was born in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. She has been living in the US for the past 22 years and is now an American citizen, though she has never severed ties with her homeland, Ukraine. In 2007 she founded Chalice of Mercy, a non-profit organization based in the US, whose mission is to assist Ukraine especially in the realm of healthcare, through the provision of medical supplies. Since the 2022 full-scale invasion by Russia, Chalice of Mercy has collected and shipped $38 million worth of medical supplies and equipment to Ukraine for Military Stabilization Centers, Field Hospitals, Military Hospitals, and Civil Hospitals. Chalice of Mercy also provides aid to military families and people affected by the war.
Valentyna Pavsyukova also serves on the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis-based Protez Foundation as a strategic advisor. The Protez Foundation is currently the largest nonprofit in the world providing prosthetics to Ukrainian soldiers. During the first year of its existence, Protez Foundation provided 76 Ukrainian soldiers with free prosthetics in the U.S., including airfare and housing during their stay. Total of 243 prosthetics and prosthetic devices have been provided free of charge to the soldiers defending Ukraine. From the beginning, Chalice of Mercy has been the primary sponsor of the Protez Foundation.
Founder of the Ukrainian charitable organization, Family; author of the “Fundamentals of the Family” curriculum for 10th - 11th grades.
Since 1998, Adrian Bukovinsky has led family seminars that have prepared more than six thousand couples for marriage. In 2012, at the National Pedagogical University in Ukraine, he successfully defended his thesis on “Family as a Socio-Cultural Phenomenon in Ukraine.”
Mr. Bukovinsky is a teacher and mentor for the Polish organization tato.net, which focuses on responsible fatherhood. He is also the author or co-author of several books, essays, and scientific papers on family-oriented subjects.
Finally, Mr. Bukovinsky hosts a Family Basics channel on YouTube.
Director of All Together for the Family! Director of the analytical center, Cabinet of Experts
Ruslan Kukharchuk coordinates the Ukrainian movement, All Together For The Family, which has held street events and festivals under this name in 65 cities across Ukraine. Mr. Kukharchuk is a leading expert on the institution of the family and the natural order.
Mr. Kukharchuk is a professional journalist and has been working in media since 2000. At various times, he has worked as a journalist and editor-in-chief of print media and television channels including NTN, TVi, SITI, CBN-CIS, Stolichnye Novosti, Delovaya Nedelya, KAMEN Kraeugolny, and others. In 2004, in tandem with his colleagues, he created and led the journalistic association, Novomedia. Novomedia hosts the annual Novomedia Forum and the Novomedia Awards ceremony, a gathering of more than 300 media professionals.
Mr. Kukharchuk is the National Director of the Global Leadership Summit in Ukraine. He is also author of the books Ten, Mandate, and Sex after a Concussion. He is co-author and editor of the textbook, New Journalist. Mr. Kukharchuk has advanced degrees in journalism, directing, and theology.
He and his wife Anna have four children.
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Protez Foundation, certified prosthetist and orthotist.
Jakiv Gradinar moved to the US from Ukraine in 2007.
Mr. Gradinar is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Protez Foundation - the world’s largest nonprofit providing prosthetics and rehabilitation to Ukrainian soldiers, civilians and children affected by the war. Their primary clinic is located in the U.S., in Minnesota.
Since May 2022, Protez Foundation has provided prosthetics to 76 patients and installed 243 prosthetics and prosthetic devices (some people had double and triple amputations and received walking and sports prosthetics).
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology #1, O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University.
Alexandra Zaghorodnya has 20 years’ experience in the field of pregnancy, pregnancy management, and pregnancy planning for families with loss of the unborn child. She teaches obstetrics and gynecology to senior medical university students and medical internists. She is the curator of scientific research for graduate studies, and the author of more than 150 scientific articles.
Director of the Ukrainian Charitable organization, For Human Dignity, since 1992. Mission of this organization is to protect the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death, and the personal dignity of man as God's Creation.
Thanks to joint efforts, in 2004 it was possible to change Ukrainian law on artificial termination of pregnancy, which was allowed up to 27 weeks of pregnancy for medical and social reasons.
Mrs. Samborska is also a family consultant and member of the European Institute of Family Education.
Joshua Charles is a former White House speechwriter, #1 New York Times bestselling author who has written or contributed to seven books, historian, lawyer, classical pianist, and Catholic convert. His scholarship and commentary focuses on protecting and preserving Christian civilization. His work has taken him to every inhabited continent in the world, and throughout the United States.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
At the beginning of the full-scale war, Chalice of Mercy aimed its efforts at supporting the military and civilian population of Ukraine. Focusing on providing necessary medical supplies to the Medical Stabilization Centers, Field Hospitals, Military Hospitals and and Civil Hospitals. Chalice of Mercy takes care families of Ukrainian Solders and provides them with humanitarian support. The total value of Emergency Aid was shipped is more then $38 million dollars.
Chalice of Mercy is the main sponsor of Protez Foundation non profit organization based out of Minnesota, USA, which is the largest platform in the world providing prosthetics for Ukrainian soldiers.
The co-organizers of the Summit include powerful International and National public and non-profit Organizations.
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