Center for Peacebuilding

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Harmony Interreligious Choir at the event “The Well of Spirituality on the Coast of Vrbas”

The cultural program called “The Well of Spirituality on the Coast of Vrbas” was held at the National Theatre in Banja Luka on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. A large number of visitors visited this event organized by the association MOTHER AND CHILD from Sarajevo and FATMA from Banja Luka on the occasion of […]

Voilà! Amélie Métel from France is with us!

I’m a 22 year-old french student coming from Grenoble, southern France. There I study a Master in International Cooperation, which specialy focuses on geopolitics and humanitarian action. I am the president of the association of the master which organizes events such as conferences or debates about international solidarity and sustainable developement, what allows us to […]

This is Bibek! Our first volunteer from Nepal

Born and raised on the foothills of the Himalayas, in the beautiful country of Nepal, Bibek just finished his third year at Bennington College in the United States where he is studying multidisciplinarily in the fields of Peacebuilding, Environmental Studies, and Music. He enjoys singing, dancing, sharing ideas, spending time in nature, and helping people. […]

Meet our new volunteer Jack!

Meet our new volunteer Jack Sapoch! Jack is a soon to be 21 year-old college student coming to us from the United States. He is coming to us fresh from spending the past semester living in Belgrade, Serbia where studied Peace and Conflict in the Balkans and spent his weekends assisting refugees and migrants moving […]

Multireligious Bosnia, Ahdname and Contemporary Contexts

554 years ago on the Milodraž Field, near Kiseljak, Sultan Mehmed El-Fatih delivered to Anđeo Zvizdović, a Franciscan friar,  the Ahdname of Milodraž ,  the promise of the freedom of religion to Bosnian people following the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. On that occasion in Kiseljak was held a scientific meeting on 25 May with the […]

Bearing Witness Retreat in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Zen Peacemaker Order in collaboration with the Center for Peacebuilding, in May this year held the first  Bearing Witness Retreat in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bearing Witness retreats take place in places where much trauma happened and where healing is needed. There are different Bearing Witness [BW] Retreats; BW retreats in places where genocide has […]

Genocide Prevention Week

This year the Center for Peacebuilding hosted their first Genocide Prevention Week, from April 23rd to April 29th. The goal of this awareness week was to educate the Sanski Most about genocide prevention education, with a special focus on young people in the region. This week was sponsored through Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation. One of […]

New Volunteers: Kanages!

Meet A Kanageswari! Kanages is a 21-year-old volunteer from sunny Singapore and our first Asian volunteer here. She is a third year undergraduate and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science back at home. One of her interests is learning about post-conflict societies, which developed from her time in Sri Lanka. After a study […]

CIM’s 7th International Peace Week

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

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

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

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 […]

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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