Category Archives: Human Dignity

Letter to America, Seventeen Years Later

Seventeen years ago, only three weeks after the unprecedented Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S., which took more than 3,000 innocent lives, I shared the following letter, which I wrote from Croatia at that time, with a group of … Continue reading

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God of Our Depraved Image

When churches, theologians and faith scholars accept the Darwinian theory of evolution as the objective truth of our beginnings, it is only a matter of time before they fully embrace the theory of social and spiritual evolution too, and with … Continue reading

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The Way to Reconciliation Leads Through Empathy

Photo: ROM – Renewing Our Minds group prays in Vukovar, Croatia. Picture taken in 2006. “A new report argues that using the word ‘reconciliation’ does not help families of Kosovo Albanian and Serb war victims to deal with the past … Continue reading

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Becoming Agents of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Tihomir Kukolja wrote this article for the October 2017 Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation Newsletter The 2017 Renewing Our Minds (ROM) leadership gathering held in Fuzine, Croatia this August brought together, a group of seventy young and seasoned leaders from … Continue reading

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Can You Hear the Engine Roaring?

My most recent daily Bible readings are from the Old Testament books that major in the judgments of God against the kingdoms of Israel and Judah at the hands of the Assyrian and Babylonian invaders. One cannot miss the point … Continue reading

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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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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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Our Only Hope

The roots of anger that is increasingly overloading the world are not to be found in the endless list of scapegoats that we are so quick to blame for everything today – for moral, economic, social, political, national and personal … Continue reading

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