Intercultural and Interreligious Communication in the Balkan
Academicus International Scientific Journal, 2013
8 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2019
Date Written: January 7, 2013
The desire to belong in a individual culture means to possess a clear vision for the world, a road map that guides its followers towards the proper understanding of the planet’s past present and future.
An established mythology of apparent national identities in the Balkans is somewhat unnaturally reinforced to justify conflicts between religious and ethnic groups, caused as a result of the national identities intertwined among themselves, an element essentially more influential than existence of national identities.
For centuries Christians and Muslims in the Balkans have been living in peace, however a few Balkan Societies continue to use violence, national extremism, xenophobia as well as a contemporary practice to solve their problems.
A legitimate question can be raised in relation to how common is religious influence used to cause violent and armed conflicts as compared to violence originating from ethnic cleansing, control over territory, political ideology and regional hegemony?
Keywords: Balkan, intercultural communication, interreligious communication, national identities, conflict, education
JEL Classification: Z12, Z13
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