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Today´s inspiration: Sheikh Abusaeid #INTEGRA

Today`s inspiration is Sheik Abusaeid. He was a famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition.

The majority of what is known from his life comes from “The Mysteries of Unification” written by Mohammad Ibn Monavvar, one of his grandsons, 130 years after his death.

During his life his fame spread throughout the Islamic world, even to Spain. He was the first Sufi writer to widely use ordinary love poems as way to express and illuminate mysticism, and as such he played a major role in foundation of Persian Sufi poetry. He spent most of his life in Nishapur.

LearningPersian language #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA today we are learning how to say GOODBYE on Persian.
Khoda Hafez , usually shortened to Khodafez in Persian is a common parting phrase originating in the Persian language that used in Iran, Afghanistan, the Indian subcontinent and to a lesser extent, Azerbaijan, Iraq, and Kurdistan.

Getting to know: Apamea, Syria #INTEGRA

Apamea, on the right bank of the Orontes River, was an ancient Greek and Roman city. It was the capital of Apamene. Under the Macedonians it became the capital and Metropolitan Archbishopric of late Roman province Syria Secunda, again in the crusader time and since the 20th century a quadruple Catholic.

Amongst the impressive ancient remains, the site includes the Great Colonnade which ran for nearly 2 km making it among the longest in the Roman world and the Roman Theatre, one of the largest surviving theatres of the Roman Empire with an estimated seating capacity in excess of 20,000.

Today´s inspiration: Hafiz #INTEGRA

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī, known by his pen name Hafez and “Hafiz”, was a Persian poet who “lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy”.
His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian-speaking world, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings. His life and poems have become the subjects of much analysis, commentary and interpretation, influencing post-14th century Persian writing more than any other author.

Quiz about #INTEGRA project

Today we are publishing an online quizwhere you can check your knowledge about project #INTEGRA!
Online quiz serves as a reminder of information and materials that have been posted during the project on our web page and facebook. Quiz is a great opportunity to check how people have perceived viral part of the project and to see how much information about other cultures did stay as a long term memory because learning about other cultures is very important because it allows you to find new ways of thinking, and new ways of approaching problems.

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Study visit to Vukovar

On Tuesday we were in a study visit to Vukovar, together with young people from Serbia, as a part of the project “Responsible to the past, responsible to the future”
Study visit consisted of two parts;
-In the first part young from Slavonija and Baranja together with their peers from Serbia visited Spomen dom Ovčara,
then they participated in the joint debate on the need for establishing the facts about war crimes.

The objective of these workshops is to help young people to express their views on ways to overcome and / or outgrow the consequences of war.

The activity is funded through the “Activism of the civil sector for reconciliation in the region of former Yugoslavia – Support # RECOM”. The project is implemented in partnership of Center for development of democratic society Europolis & Center for Peace, nonviolence and human rights Osijek