Category Archives: Human Rights

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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A Message to the Croatian Leaders

On Monday, 25th September, 2017, Donya Spanta addressed a group of Croatian leaders about the plight of refugees, asylum seekers in Croatia. She delivered her message in the Croatian Parliament at the reception given in honor to Tvrtko Barun, one … 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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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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Presentation at the A&M University

Audio recording of an interactive session with Tihomir Kukolja on the Current Refugee Crisis, at the A&M University, College Station TX On Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015, and hosted by The Fulbright Student Association, and moderated by Viktor Mitevski. The quality and … Continue reading

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