Religions of the Balkans: encounters and interweaving

Religions of the Balkans: encounters and interweaving

Regional educational cycles "Religions of the Balkans"

Since 2001 CIRel designed and initiated three one-year regional education cycles, which included "Religions of the Balkans: Encounters and Interweaving" school, and two follow-up seminars "Religions of the Balkans - Dialogue and Reconciliation" and "Religions of the Balkans - Experiences and Perspectives".

Education cycles are intended for the young people from the former Yugoslav territories with the aim to provide them with the knowledge about the history of religious communities in the Balkans, theory and activities of of religious communities in the Balkans, border areas and common characteristics of the Balkan religions, nature of inter-ethnic and  inter-religious sonflicts and creation of conditions for establishment of dialoge and tolerance between religious communities, by researching and familiarization of religion as a spiritual and social phenomena promoting inter-religious dialogue and culture of co-existance and tolerance.

Since 2001, CIRel had organised three "Religions of the Balkans" regional education cycles.

Cycle I

  • Summer school "Religions of the Balkans: Encounters and Interweaving", Palic, Serbia, 2001;
  • The first follow-up seminar "Religions of the Balkans: Dialogue and Reconciliation", Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2001;
  • The second follow-up seminar "Religions of the Balkans: Experiences and Perspectives", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2002;

Cycle II

  • Summer school "Religions of the Balkans: Encounters and Interweaving", Palic, Serbia, 2002;
  • The first follow-up seminar "Religions of the Balkans: Dialogue and Reconciliation", Novi Pazar, Serbia, 2003;
  • The second follow-up seminar "Religions of the Balkans: Experiences and Perspectives", Budva, Montenegro, 2003;

Cycle III

  • Summer school "Religions of the Balkans: Encounters and Interweaving", Kikinda, Serbia, 2003;
  • Follow-up seminar "Religions of the Balkans: Dialogue and Reconciliation", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2003.
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