A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

U Americi se nedeljno u proseku objavi pet negativnih vesti o Srbiji. Poslednja takva glasi da prosečni Amerikanac misli da je Srbija „lažna država u kojoj se povoljno letuje“.

U Švajcarskoj je već običaj da se u pravosuđu i medijima svaki kriminalac sa Balkana označava kao Srbin.

- Čak i u Rumuniji, sa kojom Srbija ima dobre odnose, imidž naše zemlje nije sjajan. Rumuni gaje simpatije prema Srbiji, ali njihovi novinari i dalje godišnje pišu jedva desetak lepih tekstova o našoj zemlji - kaže Rajko Kronja, pisac i novinar iz Rumunije.

Može li dijaspora da podigne ugled naše otadžbine u svetu? Srbi u svetu žive u devedeset država, gde imamo na stotine svojih nacionalnih i kulturnih organizacija i medija. Kako svedoče naši sagovornici, ugled iseljenih Srba poslednjih godina raste, a sa njima se pobošljava i imidž Srbije.

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Српски филмски фестивал одржан је од 6. до 8. децембра 2013. године у Чикагу. Одбор Српског филмског фестивала, под покровитељством Владе Србије – Канцеларије Владе за сарадњу са дијаспором и Србима у региону, у сарадњи са листом „Српско огледало“, Генералним конзулатом Републике Србије и Српско-америчким музејом „Свети Сава“, а на иницијативу директорке фестивала Славице Петровић, одлучио је да српска заједница у Чикагу постане домаћин ове културне манифестације, која ће се одржавати сваке године.

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St. Sava Church in Jackson, California, was consecrated on the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple on December 4, 1894. In recent years, the parish has designated the first Sunday of December as “Founders Day” in order to celebrate the consecration of the church and to offer a parastos for Fr. Sebastian Dabovich and all the founding members. Additionally, the late Cedo Saraba would sponsor a Bakalar Luncheon on this date to help raise funds for the parish. After Cedo’s untimely passing, the Saraba family has continued to sponsor this meal and to ask for memorial prayers for all their departed family members.

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“On the Guarding of the Heart,” a piece for chamber orchestra by Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic (joo-ROH’ zhiv-KOH’-veetz), has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

The 20-minute work “makes a huge emotional journey in a relatively short period of time, moving through many landscapes between the mysterious, moody opening and the ecstatic conclusion,” said award director Marc Satterwhite.

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Српскохрватски језик се некада изучавао на универзитетима у више од 30 земаља света, а данас се српски језик као самостални студијски програм учи у само 12 градова у Европи. Из године у годину смањује се број лектората српског језика или се услед недостатка наставника постављају лектори хрватског или босанског језика. Француска и Италија само су неке од држава у којима се број лектората српског језика смањио, а укинути су у Сиднеју, Келну, Салцбургу и Гранади. Једини изузетак су Сједињене Америчке Државе, где је интересовање чак повећано, али се на универзитетима у Америци српски учи у оквиру БХС језика (босански, хрватски, српски).

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Први форум Српског института из Вашингтона одржан је 23. новембра у присуству угледних чланова дипломатије Србије и Грчке.

Председница Српског института Данијела Сремац истакла је да се најбитније одлуке које се односе на Балкан и цео свет доносе у Вашингтону и да пројекти Института раде за интересе српског народа.

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The Chicago Premiere of the new and critically-acclaimed television series “Ravna Gora,” the first Serbian mass media production to accurately portray the Chetnik movement and its leadership since the end of World War II, will be held on Saturday, December 14th, at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, the Cathedral clergy announced today.

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The Second Meeting documentary: Optimistic Film, Serbia, and Film Underdogs Collective, USA, are happy to invite you to the following free screenings in New York City - Friday, November 15th – 7pm - Columbia University - Harriman Institute /420 W 118th St 12th Flr MC 3345, New York, NY 10027, Room 1219/

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Miloš Raičković

Milos Raickovich (Милош Раичковић, Miloš Raičković), composer and conductor, was born in Belgrade (Serbia, Yugoslavia), in 1956. He has lived and worked in Belgrade, Paris, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hiroshima and New York, where he now resides. While in Belgrade, Milos Raickovich was the founder of the Ensemble for Other New Music (1977), as well as one of the founders of the Belgrade Youth Philharmonic, later known as the Borislav Pascan Youth Philharmonic (1977). He has also worked as an assistant conductor at the Belgrade Opera House.

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The One and the Many

Studies of God, Man, the Church, and the World today

by Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas

This volume offers a collection of Zizioulas articles which have appeared mostly in English, and which present his trinianatarian doctrine of God, as well as his theological account of the Church as the place in which freedom and communion are actualized. The title, The One and the Many, suggests the idea of a profound relationship that exists between the Persons in the Holy Trinity, between Christ and the Church, between one Catholic Church and many catholic Churches. On each of these levels of communion, each one is called to receive from one another and indeed to receive one another. And while this is understandable at the Triadological and Christological levels, it raises all sorts of fundamental ecclesiological questions, since the highest point of unity in this context is both the mutual ecclesial-eucharistic recognition and agreement on doctrine and canonical-eccelesiological organization.

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