The Position of the Church towards Kosovo Crisis
texts - interviews

NEWS FROM KOSOVO


PART II

AIRLIE DECLARATION
Serbs and Albanians Vow to Cooperate
Reactions on Airlie Decalaration
Intenational press reports, Official Press Briefing in Washington
Reactions of Kosovo political leaders

INTERVIEW: FATHER SAVA (JANJIC) - 15 July 2000
IT IS BETTER TO ACCEPT SOME THINGS THAN TO LEAVE EVERYTHING

JOINT UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN UNMIK AND SNC, June 29

signing of the UNMIK-SNC agreement
 The head of the U.N. administration of Kosovo, Bernard Kouchner, center, Kosovo's Serb spiritual leader Bishop Artemije, right, father Sava Janjic, center right, a member of the Serb National Council, and Rada Trajkovic, left, a Serb representative in the Joint Interim Administration in Kosovo, sign a document designed to increase security for the Serb population remaining in Kosovo Thursday, June 29, 2000, in Pristina. The deal will create a special security task force to protect the Serb community, which has been targeted in the year since NATO-led troops entered the province after a 78-day air war.
Blic Magazine, Interview with Bishop Artemije, June 28, 2000

SERB NATIONAL COUNCIL OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
REJOINING UN LED ADMINISTRATION TO STRUGGLE FOR BETTER FUTURE

RENEWED ATTEMPT - INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP ARTEMIJE
NIN - 22 JUNE, 2000

Kosovo Serb Delegation in the Security Council
Bishop Artemije with Kofi Anan, UN Secretary General, NYC, 9/6/00

KOSOVO SERB DELEGATION IN SECURITY COUNCIL, June 9, 2000
PROTEST AGAINST ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION IN KOSOVO
The Stetement of Bishop Artemije

Serb National Council Freezes Participation in IAC and KTC
Delegation Sent to New York

KOSOVO TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL
DECLARATION ON DETAINEES, MISSING AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Pristina, May 10

INTERVIEW - MOMCILO TRAJKOVIC, May 8, 2000
It's Impossible to Accomplish Extremist Goals
by Democratic Means


Trajkovic, We are We are the guinea pigs of the int'l community
and Slobodan Milosevic

Interviews for "DANAS", June 3, 2000

MEMORANDUM OF THE SERB NATIONAL COUNCIL
ON SUFFERING OF KOSOVO SERB COMMUNITY IN POST WAR KOSOVO
APRIL 28, GRACANICA

AFP, A Committe For Returns of Kosovo Serbs Launched, May 2
Co-Chairmen of the Joint Committee for Return of Kosovo Serbs
Denis McNamara (UNHCR), Dr Bernard Kouchner (UNMIK), Bishop Artemije (SOC),
Ltg Gen Huan Ortuno (KFOR), Daan Everts (OSCE)

Mobile Clinic - Gift of Princess Katharina Karadjordjevic
A Gif to Kosovo Serbs - Mobile Clinic of Princess Katarina
Bishop Artemije, Fr. Sava, Dr. Laycock, Dr. Rada Trajkovic

JOINT STATEMENT ON TOLERANCE, APR 19
AP, Serbs, Albanians Urge Violence Halt, Apr 19

Interreligious Council on Kosovo, Apr 13
Serb Orthodox, Albanian Moslem and Catholic Community supporting tolerance and peace

Serbs in Kosovo Administration
Serb National Council Members Joined JIAS of Kosovo as Observers

Dr. Rada Trajkovic in IAC
Dr Rada Trajkovic on the Meeting of the Interim
Administrative Council IAC, Apr 11
(Rada Trajkovic, Rexhep Qosia, Ibrahim Rugova, Hashim Thaci, Erick Chevalier,
Dr. Bernard Kouchner)


STATEMENT OF BISHOP ARTEMIJE
HELSINKI COMMISSION HEARING
US CONGRESS - FEB 28

Kosovo As It Is....
A view on the Post-War situation in Kosovo - a photo essay

ENI, Only Human Contact Can Ease Kosovo Tension
, Says Cyber Monk, March 17

Bishop Artemije in front of UN Headquarters in Pristina
Bishop Artemije in search for justice for his suffering people
Bishop Artemije and his Archdeacon Justin

LET US CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT
The Interview of Bishop Artemije to NIN, Jan 13, 2000

We Are Going to Suffer Even Worse
Without Absolute Repentance

Fr. Sava's Interview to Danas, Belgrade independent dasily, Jan 6

Interview with the Patriarch Pavle
Wisdom will preserve us from wolves,
and kindness will prevent us from turning into wolves
December 27, 1999

KOSOVO SERBS CALL FOR DIALOGUE
Sofia Declaration, Dec 99

The Letter of Bishop Artemije to President Clinton, 23 NOV

AIM, Serbs Between Three Fires
Background of the attempt on Trajkovic's life in Kosovo

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP ARTEMIJE
Pravoslavlje Press, Aug 30, 1999

Letters to Gen. Jackson, KFOR Commander in Kosovo
Bishop's Letter to Gen. Sir Michael Jackson, Sep 29, 1999
Bishop's Letter to Gen. Sir Michael Jackson, Aug 27, 1999
Bishop's Letter to Gen. Sir Michael Jackson, Aug 2, 1999

Fr. Sava's Letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair
(handed personally, in Pristina July 31, 1999)

Bishop Artemije's Letter to Dr. Kouchner and Gen. Jackson
(Gracanica, July 27, 1999)

Communique of the Holy Synod in Patriarchate of Pec
(Pec, July 5, 1999)

Joint Statement of the Albanian and Serb Leaders in Kosovo
(Pristina, July 2, 1999)
Only two hours after signing of the statement Albanian UCK leader Mr. Hashim Thaci led a
massive Albanian rally in the streets of Pristina. During the riots two monuments of the Serb poets wer pulled down and trailed through the streets of Pristina. In the riots KFOR killed two Albanians.

Meeting of Kosovo Political Representatives
Serb and Albanian Leaders under the Chairmanship of UN Representative, July 99

Extensive Report on the Situation in Kosovo and Metohia
(Gracanica, June 29, 1999)

SMH, Serb Clerics Denounce Milosevic, June 30, 99
Reuters, Head Of Serbian Church Condemns Ethnic Cleansing, July , 2, 99

The Church Tells Milosevic to Resign
Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops
Pravoslavlje Press, June 15, 99
Serbian Orthodox Church Says Milosevic To Resign For Serbia's Sake
Ecumenical News International, June 16, 99

ORTHODOX CHURCH RELIEF PROGRAMS IN KOSOVO

MONASTIC COMMUNITIES IN WAR

NYT, Monastic Refuge For Kosovars, June 16, 99
AP, Serb Monastery Protects All Peoples, June 17, 99
KRN, Decani Monks' Courage Saved Lives of Many Kosovars, June 23, 99
Chicago Tribune, Abbess Helps Serbs and Ethnic Albanians, June 23, 99

The Villages Were Burning in the Distance
Fr. Sava's Interview to Vreme, Dec 99

Fr. Sava's Interview to NIN Aug 7, 1999
Bloody Tracks of Milosevic in Kosovo

Fr. Sava speaking at Cato Institute, Feb 1999
Fr. Sava speaking at Cato Institute, Washington D.C., Feb 1999 just before bombing
Stop Milosevic by supporting democracy in Serbia NOT by bombs...

Prof. Dr. Dusan T. Batakovic
THE SERBS IN KOSOVO-METOHIJA :
WAR, INTERNATIONAL PROTECTORATE AND NATIONAL CATASTROPHE

Prof. Dr. Dusan T. Batakovic
SERBS DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN GHETTOES

RELATION OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO WAR AND MILOSEVIC
SOC, Not What Cartoonists Would Want Us Believe, Jim Forest, OPF
The Serbian Church And Milosevic, Fr. Thomas Hopko, OPF
Some Statements and Appeals of Patriarch Pavle

REACTIONS OF THE SERB ORTHODOX CHURCH TOWARDS NATO BOMBING
Statement of the Serbian Bishops
Belgrade, March 23, 1999
Statement of the Serb Orthodox Clergy of the East American Diocese,
Pittsburgh, March 24, 1999
Bishop Kallistos Ware and Oxfor Scholars Against Bombing, The Times
London, June 5, 1999

NATO Bombing and Civilian Casualties
Mistakes or methods of pressure

The Serbs We Did Not Listen To
Washington Bureau, April 7, 1999

Easter Proclamation of Bishop Artemije, March 27, 1999
Condemnation of ethnic violence and NATO bombing
Democratically oriented Serbian Organizations Denounced Expulsion of Albanians
Letter to Albanian Friends, April 1999
NGO'S In Serbia

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The Declaration of Kosovo Religious Communities

Vienna March 18, 1999
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Declaration on Peace and Tolerance

Serbian Orthodox Church - Feb 25, 1999

February 25, 1999
Fr. Sava's Exclusive Interview to "Vreme" Weekly 
(English translation)
DEAF EARS FOR THE VOICE OF KOSOVO SERBS
Supplement
Cantonization Proposal for Kosovo

December 9, 1998:
The RFE/RL Interview with Fr. Sava on the Kosovo Issue
Serbian Version

BETA, Religion in Kosovo, Fr. Sava, Sep 1998

The Interview with Fr. Sava on the Kosovo Issue, August 1998
Serbian Version (abridged) (PDF Version)

A PEACE MISSION IN THE UNITED STATES
FEBRUARY 1999

Bishop Artemije and Fr. Sava
Bishop Artemije and Fr. Sava at a press conference in Media Center, Belgrade

September 15, 1998:
Bishop of Kosovo Condemns Violence & Intolerance USIP
Presentation by Bishop Artimije at the US Institute of Peace


June 12, 1998:
The Public Statement by Decani Monastery
Serbian Version (PDF Cyrillic Version)

At the very beginning of the armed conflict in Kosovo Decani monks strongly
condemned violence of both Milosevic's regime and Albanian extremists

March 1998
Bishop Artemije's Testimony on Kosovo in US Congress
Bishop Artemije and Mr. Trajkovic strongly condemned excessive use of police force by police against Albanian civilians but also opposed to violence and attacks on police by KLA

Spring 1997
The Speech of Bishop Artemy Before European Parliaments

One of the last attempts to prevent the war, Meeting in Vienna March 99
One of the last attempts of Kosovo religious leaders to prevent the war
Meeting in Vienna March 1999
(Grand Mufti Morina, Bishop Artemije, Bishop Mark)


Kosovo Testimonies from KDN