The Legacies of War and Reconciliation in BiH

On September 10, 2012 ACBH Executive Director, Ms. Ajla Delkic attended a special discussion panel at Georgetown University titled, "The Legacies of War and Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina" hosted by the university's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. The panel discussion focused on the current state of affairs in BiH and looked at past injustices and the scars that remain for those who suffered through the war. Among the distinguished panelists was Mr. Sabahudin Ceman, Head Imam of the Islamic Association of Bosniaks of North America (IABNA).

The event coincided with the International Prayer for Peace, held in Sarajevo from September 9-11, 2012. The Prayer for Peace, organized by the Rome-based Community of Sant'Egidio, is the largest annual interfaith gathering in the world.


The Georgetown panelists explored the numerous challenges to peace however they also stressed the long history of coexistence in the region. "BiH, twenty years after the war, is a having a historical battle and in time it will show that this is one of our major dilemmas. Which will win, living together or separation? This is a dilemma that many people have and any effort that civil societies or religious communities can make to promote life together, it should be done" stated Imam Ceman. Ms. Delkic had the honor of meeting Imam Ceman who commended the efforts of ACBH and expressed his support of ACBH's work in helping keep the U.S. engaged in the region as well as promoting a Bosnia that is multiethnic and democratic. ACBH welcomes the support and looks forward to continuing its work with Bosnian American communities across the country.


To view the video of the event please click: "The Legacies of War and Reconciliation in BiH"