The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites – from vision to action

In 2011 the «The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites» was established, created to protect sacred places worldwide. This initiative aims to give guidelines to secure religious adherent the safe use of their sacred places. Providing practical guidelines for safeguarding holy sites, the Code have been applied in local context in pilot-projects in Bosnia Herzegovina, Israel and Palestine.

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Bosnian pilot: Improved trust and communication

Joint condemnations on attacks on Holy Sites in Bosnia and Hercegovina indirectly builds trust and improves communication among religious communities. The Oslo Center visited recently our local partners in the country.

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Bosnia: Efforts to improve inter-religious relations

The arrest of Mladic is of great importance, but the work towards achieving reconciliation and real inter-ethnic cooperation between the people on the ground in Bosnia-Hercegovina (BiH), will need to continue as before. The Oslo Center with partners have together developed a universal code for protection of holy sites. As part of this project, we are conducting a pilot in BiH.

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Statement of Intention on a Code for Holy Sites

Religious leaders, academics, politicians, and members of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities from different parts of Europe and the Middle East met together to discuss the issue “Holy Sites – Places for Conflict or Dialogue”. The hope is that this meeting will be a first step in a process which can lead to a universally shared Code on Holy Sites.

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