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

Индијански потомци ратника из Калифорније драги су гости православног манастира Светог Германа Аљаског у Калифорнији. Индијанске старешине из резервата често долазе чак и на свеноћно васкршње богослужење. Доскорашњи старешина манастира, међутим, није Србин, послат одавде да унесе светосавске идеје међу црвену браћу! Отац Герасим рођен је као Американац, Гордон Елијел. Манастир који је водио има петнаестак монаха и представља својеврсни феномен: готово сви калуђери су Американци ивећина њих говори и српски и руски језик. Прошлог лета, у братство се, међутим умешао један – Скандинавац. Наиме, епископ западноамерички Максим поставио је јеромонаха Дамаскина (Кристенсена) за игумана овог манастира.

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Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture lecture series with:

Marija Sajkas, Author
“Esther Jovnovic’s Scrapbook”

The novel is a fictional account of two immigrations, from Belgrade to New York in the 1930s and from New York to Belgrade in the 1990s.

The author will be introduced by Radmila Gorup.

Columbia University

Friday, February 21, 2014

Room 1219 IAB, 7:15 pm

420 West 118th Street

12th Floor

New York, NY 10027

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Saturday, February 8, at 5 pm
International House, Chevron Auditorium, http://ihouse.berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley

A multimedia presentation commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War One.
Special program by children of the Serbian Sunday School “Sv. Sava” from Saratoga
Co-sponored by Association of Electrical Engineers ETF_BAFA

Music Program by Branislav Bubalo-accordion, with Sofija Nedic-piano, Milica Grahovac-violin, Marija Zaric-flute, Nena Lovre-keyboard, Bob Fowler-piano, and the Berkeley Serbian Student Choir

Refreshments will be provided.
Donations are welcome!

Location: 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-2320
(The corner of Piedmont Ave. and Bancroft Way)
Parking and Public Transit: http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/about/location.php

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Nedavno objavljivanje zvaničnih podataka iz popisa 2011. godine, po kojima u SAD ima samo 176.666 Srba, a čak 434.425 Hrvata, 179.806 Slovenaca i 182.423 Albanaca, ozbiljno je uznemirilo pripadnike srpske zajednice u Americi.

- Zar nas da ima manje od Albanaca, pa to je neverovatno!? Mora da je neka greška u brojanju - prva je reakcija srpskih patriota u SAD.

Iznenađenje je utoliko veće jer Srbi govore kako ih je u Americi ceo milion, kako je Čikago sa 300.000 žitelja najveći srpski grad u dijaspori i kako su Srbi sa 11 dobitnika Oskara i pet Pulicerovih nagrada jedan od najuspešnijih doseljenih naroda u SAD.

- Sve ove srpske bajke su sada srušene, jer je zvanična statistika pokazala da su Srbi mali narod u Americi. I da nestaju u ovoj ogromnoj zemlji od 307 miliona stanovnika. Za nestajanje Srba krivi su prvo loš američki pristup nacionalnom pitanju prilikom popisa stanovništva, a potom i srpska potreba ka skrivanju u američkom društvu - kaže dr Miroslav Božinović, politički analitičar iz Detroita i vlasnik sajta „Serbijana“.

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LOS ANGELES - The Dispobedient, a film by Serbian director and screenwriter Mina Djukic, will be screened at Sundance Film Festival in the US state of Utah, which started on Thursday and will last until January 27.

The film is about two people growing up in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina and it is the only film from Serbia and the region at this year's festival.

The Disobedient focuses on a drama that promotes courage to wander and explore outside the framework imposed by the society or any other authority. It is a tale of the right to love, freedom, beauty and life, Djukic explained.

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Nikola Tesla died 71 years ago on January 7th, 1943 in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel. His eulogy was delivered over the radio — which he invented — by then New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

"I have been honored and been asked to read a tribute to a great American, Nikola Tesla, written by another great American, Lewis Adaleigh, both natives of what we know as Yugoslavia but coming from different parts. They were friends.

On last Thursday night here in our city of New York, a man who was 87 years of age died in his humble hotel room. His name was Nikola Tesla. He died in poverty, but he was one of the most useful and successful men who ever lived. His achievements were great and are becoming greater as time goes on. Nikola Tesla could have amassed hundreds of millions of dollars, could have become the richest man in the country, in the world, if he wished for riches. He didn’t. He did not care for anything, did not have time for anything that spelled success for too many people.

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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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Mitchell Paige was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts on Oct. 26th, 1942 at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Col. Paige was born in a small western Pennsylvania town of Charleroi, near the Ohio state line. His parents were Serb immigrants who came to the U.S. around the turn of the 20th century from the Serbian Vojna Krajina, which was back then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. .

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The Meaning of Reality

Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History

by Christos Yannaras

The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no fewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality.

Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prophetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe." His very wide and no less deep education helps him to develop an inimitable blend of philosophy, theology, and social criticism, and to speak in an original way about the traditional and contemporary issues of human existence, as well as the latest challenges of modern empirical science and political engagement. A detailed knowledge of the writings of the Holy Fathers has always been his foundation amidst the labyrinth of modern thought - which is inimately bound up with psychoanalysis, environmental issues, human rights, postmodernism, and pluralism , to mention just a few. Insistence on the primacy, uniqueness, and eternal value of human personality prevails in almost all his works and inspires his own vigorous theological and ecumenical engagement, based on the Orthodox eucharistic and ascetic tradition.