CIM

Center for Peacebuilding

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CIM’s 7th International Peace Week

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From September 16th to September 21st of 2016 the Center for Peacebuilding hosted their 7th International Peace Week. The Peace Week brought International scholars and activists from the fields of human rights as well as peace building to Sanski Most. Young people from all over Bosnia came to Sanski Most for Peace and joined the […]

CIM’s Peace Caravan

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After finishing CIM’s Peace Camp participants travelled throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina on CIM’s Peace Caravan for six days. On the Peace Caravan participants hosted panel discussions in 6 different cities throughout the country. The theme of the panel discussions was “What youth can do to work towards peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. These panel discussions […]

CIM’s Peace Camp 2016

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CIM hosted young people from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina, from different backgrounds, for a 7-day peace camp! At the camp the young people learned peace building skills as well as lessons in healing and reconciliation. The young people also learned how to be peace builders in their own communities, with trainings in how to […]

Village Harmony comes to CIM

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In July, CIM hosted Village Harmony, the American choir camp from the United States! 30 Americans of all ages came to Sanski Most to learn about Bosnian and Herzegovinian culture, music and history. For the week they spent in Sanski Most they learned traditional Bosnian and Herzegovinian folk dances, as well as traditional Bosnian and […]

Amadou Kane was with us

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Amadou Kane is a 19 year old volunteer from Brooklyn, New York.  Amadou has traveled to Bosnia with Global Kids in 2013 through the American Youth Leadership Program.  With this experience he has traveled back on his own initiative in order to volunteer for CIM.   He is currently a sophmore at American University studying international […]

Breaking Walls, Building Bridges: Afghanistan Delegation

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Last March, we hosted a group of religious leaders from Afghanistan through “Religious Actors for Peace”, an Norwegian Church Aid/Sanayee Development Organization projects supported by British Embassy in Kabul. The delegation in Sarajevo Accompanied by Mevludin and Vahidin, the delegation visited the Parliament at Sarajevo, where they were hosted by Mr. Senad Sepić. Professors Denan Karać and […]

Village Harmony is Coming!

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CIM and its choir, Harmonija, are delighted to be co-hosting a camp with Village Harmony this summer! But, who and what is Village Harmony? In a nutshell, Village Harmony is an umbrella organization for programs worldwide that gather people together in song. With teachers specializing in everything from South African choral music to traditional polyphony of the Republic […]

CIM’s Peace Farm: A Project in Process

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“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.” — Wendell Berry  Establishing places where people have the possibility to meet and learn from each other, regardless of their perceived differences, is the main task of our Organization as we journey towards a more peaceful […]

Last but Not Least… Tamara!

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Tamara Cvetković is a 25-year-old volunteer who comes to us from Eastern Bosnia. She was born in Milići, close to Srebrenica and Zvornik. After studying in Bijeljina and Pale, Tamara completed a Master’s degree in pedagogy. Tamara is committed to enacting positive change in her home country. Last year, Tamara had a story of hers published as part of […]

New Volunteers: Oliver!

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Slowly but surely, the volunteer office is filling up with new faces. Today we introduce Oliver Rogić, our new longterm volunteer who came from Germany to Sanski Most. He worked the last months in his sending organization Friedenskreis-Halle e.V (literally translated Peacecircle), helping them engage with peace in many ways. For example, he accompanied those from Bosnia who came […]

New Volunteers: Meet Selim!

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Meet Selim Hadzic! Selim is a 19-year-old volunteer from Sarajevo. Having finished secondary school for locksmithing, Selim now hopes to travel to Germany or Austria with EVS. Selim loves animals, even more than he loves humans, and he has two dogs at home. He’s also excited about sports, especially water polo, which he played for […]

New Volunteers! Meet Norma Jean

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CIM is excited to welcome four volunteers this month, hailing from near and far. The first: Norma Jean Haynes, from Cummington, Massachusetts! Norma Jean (you can call her Nerma if you must) will be with CIM for 3 months. Drawn to CIM by the Harmonija choir, Norma Jean is passionate about the role of creativity and traditional culture […]

About Us

Today, the Center for Peacebuilding (CIM) stands on the former frontlines of the war, acting as a bridge between a past that few can currently discuss and a future where open dialogue can rehumanize the enemy and dispel the misinformation that acts as the seeds for hatred.

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