Category Archives: Current Issues

The First Iranian Christian Community Organized in Croatia

News Release Under the leadership of the Zagreb Malesnica Baptist Church and its minister Mihal Kreko, and with help of the visiting pastor Reza Ansari from Vienna, Austria, a group of 30 Iranian refugees established the first organized Iranian Christian … Continue reading

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A Painful and Sobering Reflection

A slightly upgraded version of my message shared yesterday on my Facebook page. For more than fifteen years I have been privileged to lead a leadership development and reconciliation ministry that continues to teach the young leaders of the Balkans … Continue reading

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Inappropriate Message from the President

I have been privileged to attend the National Prayer Breakfasts (NPB) in Washington DC almost every year since 2004. I was there too one week ago at the 65th annual National Prayer Breakfast. A number of people involved from the … Continue reading

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Wake Us Up, Lord

“Wake us up, Lord! Wake us up!” This is how I pray at the beginning of the year 2017. As we reflect on the world state of affairs at the beginning of the New Year I see that we haven’t … Continue reading

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The Night Jesus Wept

Yes, Jesus is the King! But this is not so because the choruses of Trump’s supporters are saying so as they are celebrating his presidential victory this morning. That “Jesus is the King” is even more true in the face … Continue reading

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My Statement On the 2016 Election

I have been placed under much pressure and intimidation lately. This would happen every time when I shared a link on my Facebook page expressing a concern about the presidential fitness of Donald Trump. The same happened, even more forcefully, … Continue reading

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Specks and Planks

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer The current US presidential race looks more like the gladiators’ game, … Continue reading

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Letter to My American Friends

“A great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was and earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After … Continue reading

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Today We are Ashamed

  Today EU and the Balkans have capitulated to fear and lack of empathy.  Balkan countries along the refugee corridor have sealed their borders, one by one. At the one end of the Balkan refugee corridor Slovenia closed its border … Continue reading

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Why We Care about the Refugees?

These were the days of early September last year. We were only a couple of weeks away from the finish of the 2015 Renewing Our Minds (ROM) Gathering in Fuzine, Croatia. A group of ROM leaders developed a quick plan … Continue reading

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