Tag Archives: Croatia

Moving Forward in Truth, with Courage and Hope

Unique Integration Conference for Asylum Seekers Held in Croatia On Monday, September 24, 2018 the unique six-day conference was completed in the picturesque village of Fuzine, Croatia. More than 50 asylum seekers, including an international team of facilitators, humanitarian and … Continue reading

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Linda Quist, Balkan Memories – Audio Interview

Linda Quist from Seattle, US remembers the years in the 60s and 70s when she and the group of American singers, dancers and musicians, all of them in their twenties and thirties at the time – loved to visit Croatia, … 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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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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Ugly Fences of EU Disunity

  Photo: Border fence at the property of my friend in Slovenia   Two months ago the Slovenian Government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty … Continue reading

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Have a Merry Belated Christmas!

The first thing I noticed as I entered the Refugee Camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia less than three weeks ago was a big Christmas tree shining in the middle of the camp. It looked as a sign of hope in … Continue reading

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Refugee Notes, October 2015: Winter is Coming

Mid October 2015 the circumstances surrounding the trail of refugees through Serbia and Croatia drastically changed. Hungarians, who for several weeks somehow cooperated with Croatia by letting thousands of refuges enter Hungary from Croatia closed the border. One month earlier … Continue reading

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Notes from the Refugee Trail in Serbia

  Just over a month has passed since my return from Serbia where, together with the ROM and EUS team, I spent several days encountering refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. I tried to keep some kind of journal. Here … Continue reading

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