European Star of Peace in Banja Luka
On the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Agreement on Bosnia and Herzegovina in Paris, a round table "European Star of Peace in Banja Luka – 26 years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement Paris was held in the organisation of the European Centre for Peace and Cooperation "Maria the Star" and the International Pan-European Union. I delivered a paper about the past, present and future of peace in Europe and about peace visions and cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"Bosnia and Herzegovina is a substantial part of Europe. Views of past and present testify that Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the crucial points for peace and stability in Europe in the future. The Great War started on its territory at the start of the 20th century, and the last war in Europe was ended there at the end of the century. However, in it, peacemaking visions were originated and developed as well, which reside in the foundations of the modern unification of Europe. The reason teaches us that peace is a state that all humans aspire to by nature. Thus, we should welcome the efforts for the memory of the brightness of the European peace star to once again flare up in Banja Luka. At "Maria the Star" abbey, members of different nations lived together. They prayed and built the most advanced workshops and factories. They educated young people for trades and life. Worthwhile is the intention of the Bishop of Banja Luka to build in such a spiritually elevated place the European Centre and the Meeting House "Maria the Star" for gatherings of young people from all over Europe and the world. We should refresh ourselves at the fountain with beauties of living together and humanly brotherhood. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a worthy cultural heritage that we should honorably open to the world."
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