"Olive tree"


In Mostar, the 15 youth developed the theatre play the "Olive tree", which in a very simple and clear way portrays the division of people which happens as a result of their following of harmful politics that aim to spread irrational hatred against the "other". Although the young people in this play are talking primarily about the division of their birth town of Mostar, still what the audience can see on stage is something universal, something which identifies politics anywhere on Earth, if that kind of politics is aimed to divide and not to reconcile. After each performance of the theatre play, the youth from Mostar started a tradition to plant an olive tree as a message of peace and tolerance.

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The Centre for Common Ground (CCG as SFCG is known in Europe) has been working toward reconciliation, interethnic relations and stability in the Western Balkans since 1994, beginning with Macedonia and later expanding into Kosovo after war erupted there. Although inter-communal tensions never exploded into full civil strife as they did in Kosovo, Macedonia did balance on the verge of civil war in early 2001 and sharp divides still exists between ethnic Macedonians, Albanians, Turks and Roma. Read more ...

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