Tag Archives: Serbia

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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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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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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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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Meeting Jesus on the Refugee Trail

First publish by Sojourners, Sept 30, 2015 The moment our RCRR (ROM Community Refugee Response) international team moved to the Hungarian and Croatian borders in Serbia, we were under attack from Christians who did not approve of our action. They … Continue reading

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Refugees are Beautiful People

ROM (Renewing Our Minds) team, in partnership with IFES (EUS) Serbia spent three intensive days serving Syrian refugees on the Hungarian and Croatian borders in Serbia, September 2015. They witnessed thousands of young people and families with children, many walking … Continue reading

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Defeating the Evil of Human Trafficking

Marko Stupar is a member of the leadership teams of EUS, Serbia (IFES Serbia) and the Renewing Our Minds Initiative in Southeast Europe. He is also a vocal activist against human trafficking in Serbia and the Balkans (Southeast Europe). In … Continue reading

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When Enemies Love and Serve Each Other

At the time when a new intensive season of ROM is coming it is good to remember the past seasons. One of them was portrayed in this article published by The Huffington Post on September 26, 2011: Investing in a … Continue reading

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