The West Balkans Partnership is a cooperation, which has come about as a result of genuine Christian fellowship among the Bible Societies of Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia over the last decade. They share similar political, social and religious opportunities and challenges. The BSs of the WBP have co-operated in practical ways in the past and are currently co-operating successfully on the joint projects they have developed so far providing a good model of sharing resources and vision among smaller Bible Societies within the United Bible Societies fellowship.
In the past five years of cooperation the five Bible Societies (BSs) have been able to benefit from each-other’s experience. They had the possibility to carry out joint projects, to inspire people from different denominations to meet together, they have started new Bible study groups and distributed different Bible study materials. The West Balkan Partnership (WBP) has been able to bring together in the name of the Bible message, young people from countries that face deep misunderstandings and conflicts. The reputation of the national BSs among the churches have gained a lot from the fact that they are working together and setting a great example among the Christian community of active Christian unity. They strongly believe that by collaborating together as WBP they will thrive and be more effective in fulfilling their missions, being better witnesses to the Christian message of reconciliation and fellowship to the Balkan people which has been characterized by ethnic and religious hatred. Working together in such a partnership, also, embodies perfectly all the best practices of UBS in a great Christian spirit.
Recent WBP Activities
- New WBP strategy planning
During the first half of the year the WBP has been focused in creating the new strategy for the next 5 years. For this reason the General Secretaries together with different partners meet in Leskovac and Skopje to discuss about our future. The outcome of the meeting was very important […]
- “Grace” WBP Conference in Ohrid
Many people know something about the Balkans, but few understand the history behind this region. Our countries of the West Balkans, are continuing to struggle because of the past and because the tension between different religions and ethnicity. The WBP is trying to play its role to witness the message […]
- WBP Youth Conference – Ohrid 2015
In the light of past experiences in Tirana, Belgrade and Medjugorie with Bible Engagement through sports activities, the WBP decided to organize the “Living Word” tournament involving football for boys and volleyball for girls. We invited some of the church leaders form the countries of the WBP to come to […]
- Medjugorje – The Living Word Tournament
The WBP has always put a lot of emphasis on working with the young generation. This is why we have planned a number of youth conferences involving the Scriptures and playing sports together. So the first joint initiative of the year 2015 has been the Living Word Tournament in Medjugorje […]
- WBP Conference – Bar 2015
The WBP joint conference with the church leaders and other harvesters has become a good tradition now since 2012. We are trying to strengthen the network between the church leaders and other partners of the BSs of the West Balkan area. This year we organized again the conference in Bar, […]