Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nov 15, 2017 / 00:14 am
When Pope Francis visited Bosnia and Herzegovina two years ago, he found a country still healing from a devastating conflict two decades earlier.
The three-year Bosnian War killed around 100,000 people and displaced a million more. Although ethnic and religious violence tapered off after the peace treaty of 1995-96, deep cultural and religious divides are enduring.
Now, a historic master's program has been created in Sarajevo that primarily focuses on Interreligious Studies and Peacebuilding, taught by the three major theological seminaries of Catholic, Islamic and Orthodox thought.
"This program represents efforts of the three faculties to work, on a scientific basis, on peace-building and reconciliation in this country," said Darko Tomasevic, the dean of the Catholic Theological Faculty at the University in Sarajevo.