26 March 2022
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At the symposium "Faith in God – Does it Unite or Divide?", held at the European Academy in Banja Luka on March 25 and 26, 2022, I held a presentation entitled "Faith unites in work and prayer". This is the first scientific conference organised by the Department of Humanities and Culture of the International Academy of Sciences and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"Academician Pavo Barišić talked about the faith that unites in work and prayer. He outlined the mission of the European Centre for Peace and Cooperation, which opened two years ago at a fruitful historical meeting place of cultures in the former Trappist monastery 'Maria Star'. He stressed the goal of strengthening the culture of coexistence, tolerance, faith, peace and cooperation. Then he pointed out the importance of the precious heritage and the work of the Trappist abbey, which was the largest in the world at the beginning of the 20th century. It brought together 265 Trappist fathers and brothers from 16 European countries. He placed emphasis on the humanitarian and educational activities of the abbey. He presented the development of institutions from primary and vocational to higher education in the study of philosophy and theology. He concluded that 'Maria Star' since its founding in 1869 is a shining example of the pursuit of peaceful unification of Europe. He presented plans for the construction of the European Centre for Peace and Cooperation." (Press release)

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