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

Zhivadinovich Estate for the education of men and women in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Radivoje Zhivadinovich and Milka Radoicich Zhivadinovich Trust

The Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church received a major estate gift in 2006 from the Zhivadinovich Estate for the education of men and women in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.The interest is to provide scholarships for students from former Yugoslavia with a bachelor degree or equivalent to study engineering or chemistry in this country.

Only students born in the former Yugoslavia who are age 23 or younger who are accepted for graduate study at a U.S. College or University in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are eligible for a scholarship.

Monies are available from earnings generated by the Zivadinovich Trust. The Serbian Church in North and South America was asked to manage this fund, strictly according to provisions of the Trust agreement.

Many scholarship were awarded in the last years.

The Committee of the Zivadinovich Scholarship consists of: His Grace Bishop Maxim, Ron Radakovich and Stevan Davidovich.

Each year, the Committee submits a report on the Fund.

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Predrag Pedja Stojakovic

Predrag Stojakovic was born June 9, 1977 in Slavonska Pozega, Yugoslavia.

He is currently the director of player personal for the Sacramento Kings and the General Manager of the Reno Bighorns.

Stojakovic spent most of his career in the NBA. At 6'9'' he played small forward. He won the NBA Three points shootout two times, was the first European (Serbian-Greek) player to win one of the All Star Weekend Competitions.

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.