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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 […]

Amadou Kane was with us

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

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!

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

“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 […]

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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