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

Harvard Club of Serbia

On 29 June 2004 more than a dozen Harvard alumni and past fellows met on a riverboat (splav!) on the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia to establish the Harvard Club of Serbia as a non-profit civic association. Since then we have organized a number of social, educational and recruiting events.

Our members are graduates from Harvard College, the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Design, Divinity, Education, JFK School of Government, Law, Medicine and Public Health, Harvard Executive programmes and current Serbian students at Harvard University. They include entrepreuners, leaders in civil society, diplomats, government ministers, journalists, educators and artists.

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Our Mission
The Harvard Club of Serbia is the meeting point for all residents of Serbia and visitors who studied or attended a program at Harvard University (Join the Club). The aim of the club is to serve Harvard alumni throughout Serbia, keep the members in touch with each other and their Alma Mater, and promote values and mission of Harvard University.

Our Purpose
The common purpose of Harvard Clubs is to advance the mutual welfare of Harvard University and alumni by:

  • Providing opportunities for alumni, parents of students, and friends of Harvard University to meet and to serve as advocates, articulating the role and direction of the University
  • Promoting and elevating the stature of the University within the community through club programming
  • Providing opportunities for alumni to remain connected to the University and to serve the University
  • Encouraging life-long learning, intellectual enrichment, professional growth, and social interaction through forums of continuing education and development
  • Attracting the world’s most talented individuals to Harvard University

We are registered with the Ministry of Human Rights of Serbia as a civic non-profit organization.

Our Partners
The Harvard Club of Serbia has become a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia and a member of the Fulbright Alumni Association. We also cooperate with the US Embassy in Serbia, the Kokkalis Program for Southeastern Europe of Harvard University, and rely on support from Harvard Alumni Association and other Harvard clubs and programs.

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Епископ Стефан (Ластавица)

Стефан Ластавица (Дивош, 14. септембар 1908 — Кливленд, 10. мај 1966) је био епископ источноамерички и канадски.

Рођен је у свештеничкој породици. Отац Јова је био дуго година свештеник у Дивошу. Основну школу је завршио у родном селу, Богословију Светог Саве у Сремским Карловцима, а Богословски факултет у Београду.

Након завршетка Богословије био је службеник суда Архиепископије београдско-карловачке, а по рукоположењу у чин ђакона и секретар истог суда. За секретара Светог архијерејског синода изабран је 1951. године а на овом положају се није дуго задржао. Као један од најбољих познавалаца српског народног црквеног појања, постављен је наставника појања у Богословији Светог Саве у Београду.

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Sailors of the Sky

A conversation with Fr. Stamatis Skliris and Fr. Marko Rupnik on contemporary Christian art

In these timely conversations led by Fr. Radovan Bigovic, many issues are introduced that enable the contemporary reader to deepen and expand his or her understanding of the role of art in the life of the Church. Here we find answers to questions on the crisis of contemporary ecclesiastical art in West and East; the impact of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract painting on contemporary ecclesiastical painting; and a consideration of the main distrinction between iconography and secular painting. The dialogue, while resolving some doubts about the difference between iconography, religious painting, and painting in general, reconciles the requirement to obey inconographic canons with the freedom essential to artistic creativity, demonstrating that obedience to the canons is not a threat to the vitatlity of iconography. Both artists illumine the role of prayer and ascetisicm in the art of iconography. They also mention curcial differences between iconography in the Orthodox Church and in Roman Catholicism. How important thse distinctions are when exploring the relationship between contemporary theology and art! In a time when postmodern "metaphysics' revitalizes every concept, these masters still believe that, to some extent, Post-Modernism adds to the revitatiztion of Christian art, stimulating questions about "artistic inspiration" and the essential asethetic categories of Christian painting. Their exceptionally wide, yet nonetheless deep, expertise assists their not-so-everday connections between theology, ar, and modern issues concerning society: "society" taken in its broader meaning as "civilization." Finally, the entire artistic project of Stamatis and Rupnik has important ecumenical implications that aswer a genuine longing for unity in the Christian word.

The text of this 94-page soft-bound book has been translated from the Serbian by Ivana Jakovljevic, Fr. Gregory Edwards, and Andrijana Krstic. Published by Sebastian Press, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Contemporary Christian Thought Series, number 7, First Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9719505-8-0

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