journeys at home and abroad
Join me as I travel to Bosnia – and please add your thoughts. I’m only there from Sunday 4th October until Sunday 11th October, so you’ll need to be quick. And I’ve only told a handful of people about this blog, so please keep me company – it will help me stay connected (I tend to go native).
I’m travelling with the Christian-Muslim Forum from the UK and we’re meeting up with a multifaith group in Bosnia-Hercegovina for the Zajedno u Bosni! conference. We’ll be visiting Sarajevo, Srebenica & Tuzla. This is what we’ll be doing –
The main purpose of this conference is to discuss and explore, on the basis of experience in both countries, how faith communities can help to sustain civil society and promote social cohesion. We intend, through this conference and our report of it, to be able to offer practical help to leaders of local faith communities in both countries.
The conference has been organised by SANA, a British Bosnian, Muslim Christian development agency which has been working in Bosnia since 1994.
The postal strike has meant my copy of Noel Malcolm’s Bosnia: A Short History only arrived today so I’m hoping for some unavoidable delays en route to catch up. I found, eventually, a couple of guide books at Waterstone’s, but I’m thirsty for a bit more on the complex history. As ever, the more I find out, the more ignorant I realise I am.
What an opportunity to spend proper time not only with interested people from the UK but with Bosnian people involved in local multifaith activities – a real treat.