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ERIC Number: ED509202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The Current Status of Religious Coexistence and Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. USIPeace Briefing
Stuebner, Renata
United States Institute of Peace
Despite 15 years of sporadic efforts, religion today in Bosnia and Herzegovina is more of a hindrance than a help to promoting peaceful coexistence among the region's various ethnic and religious groups. Polarization and extremism make religions other than one's own even more distant, strange and threatening. Physical interaction that existed before the last war is now almost completely lost because of political division. Teaching culture of religions, history of religions and a comprehensive approach to different religions have not yet started to be implemented throughout the school system. In "The Current Status of Religious Coexistence and Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina," author Renata Stuebner concludes that teaching religion and culture of religions in a way that is in accordance with democratic principles is the only hope for new generations to learn about themselves and others, and improve mutual understanding for a sustainable peace in the region. (Contains 17 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Institute of Peace
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina