Faith, history and community in Bosnia

Faith, history and community in BosniaBosnia’s religious leaders say politicians are standing in the way of peaceful coexistence between Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities trying to forgive and forget after the atrocities of a devastating 1990s war. Hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues bear witness to more than five centuries of Bosnia’s pluralistic past, and the capital Sarajevo is known locally as a “small Jerusalem” with its main ethnic groups — Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks — all worshipping within yards of each other.


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