Bosnia and Herzegovina: dossier on reconciliation

Near the apostolic visit of Pope Francis on June 6 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and particularly in the city of Sarajevo, Italian Caritas publishes dossier entitled “A generation looking for true peace. Young people and the challenges for the future: reconciliation , inter-religious dialogue, work”.
A symbolic visit of the Pontiff, anticipated by his video message, in a land that despite the war remains an excellent laboratory of dialogue and meeting between the main monotheistic religions in Europe. The spiritual and cultural wealth of the country has managed to survive and is a resource that can serve as a starting point for a happier future.
Inspired by these themes, the dossier addresses in particular the issue of unemployment in 20 years of the Dayton Peace Accords, which put an end to the bloodiest war in Europe since World War II. A solution to Dayton unjust and unsustainable that pushed the country into a deepening crisis. The youth unemployment rate is around 60%, one of the highest in the world: young people born during a conflict, brought up in a non-peaceful and they are living still ethnic tensions, political crises, social unrest and economic hardship. Young people, exhausted from a country that does not change and hostage of nationalism still present, choose to emigrate: hemorrhage endless drama demographic. Yet these young people are seen by the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the only real chance to change the future; on them rests the hope of a more just and peaceful.
Why in the Dossier she remembers him turn back on its feet as a fabric “healthy” in which are possible activism, youth participation, job opportunities, promotion of their talents, the encounter with the other, as well as a need to review the Dayton agreements in order to give the necessary tools to build the fabric “healthy” that the country needs.