Serbian Flood Relief Effort in Australia

Dear SOYA Members & Friends,

Due to the death and great suffering inflicted upon the people of Serbia and Bosnia from floods not recalled in living memory, the Serbian government has announced 3 days of mourning, that is the 21st , 22nd, and 23rd of May.

Поводом смрти и великог страдања нанесено грађанима Србије, последица не памћених поплава, Влада Србије је прогласила тродневну жалост, т.ј. 21, 22 и 23 маја.

SOYA will be changing to the Black SOYA logo for the time being as a sign of mourning & solidarity for those in our motherland. We ask our community, our friends, and all whom read this to please send through a donation for our disaster relief fund, that will be sent to the people in need.

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Moleban to be held at 6.00pm Sunday 25th May 2014 at St Luke the Apostle Mission, Serbian Orthodox Church, 75 Flowerdale Rd Liverpool, before the usual SOYA religious forum at 6.30pm. For more information on the Moleban, please click here.

Kind regards,
Angela Ostojic
SOYA NSW Co-ordinator


Dr. Srdja Trifkovic's lecture: "Whither Serbia?"

Lecture by Dr. Serge Trifkovic in Melbourne-"Whither Serbian?"

Political scientist, historian and political analyst, Dr. Serge Trifkovic, held on Tuesday, 27 April, in the lecture hall of the church-school congregation of St. Stephen the Archdeacon Kizboru, Melbourne. Framework theme lecture was: "Whither Serbian?" Covering the time interval from the beginning of the reconstruction of Serbian statehood I. Serbian istanka, 1804, until today, Dr. Trifkovic is presented thesis on the problems and challenges facing today are the Serbian and the Serbian people in Serbia and the Serbian Republic, and in the meeting.

The reconstruction of Serbian state, until the beginning of World of work, in Serbia there is a strong awareness of the necessity of a national strategy that would include spirituality, education, culture and national identity as the key elements of the formation of long-term national strategy. By creating the first Yugoslavia, diluted the awareness of the need of the Serbian national strategy and created an amalgam of-state in which on the one hand there are the monarch's authority and ideology supported by the Yugoslav political elite safflower, on the other, from the outset, strong separatist tendencies, especially the Croatian people, The first Yugoslavia, which is seen as a transition to full independence rečenje. Zlosrečnih combination of circumstances, bad policies and strategies Loče kumuje first collapse of Yugoslavia, which from the beginning essentially and formally was unable to reconcile the competing national and political aspirations of the people who live there.

Dr. Trifkovic after the first break of lectures and lectures gave visitors the opportunity to ask questions. There was also talk about the geo-strategic position of Serbia, lobbying, spiritual, national and cultural identity, the rate of natural increase, as well as the delicate position of Serbian, Serbia and the Serbian people in the meeting.

According to Dr. Trifkovic, the Serbian political elite of that time, both the first and in the second Yugoslavia failed to define the long-term strategy of the Serbian national interests. Serbian national interest in both Yugoslavia was subordinate to the Yugoslav-which, as an ideology was an essential factor for a brutal break-up, as the first, and second Yugoslavia.
In the transition after 2000, marked the party struggles, Serbia does not bring much change in terms of restoration of consciousness of the necessity of conceiving of a national strategy. Matrices of thought and action often remain similar if not identical to those of communism. Party convulsive struggles, nepotism, sitnosopstvenički interests and foreign capital are the factors that continue to hold cement answers to some of the core national issues that will be sooner or later have to open.

Janko Nikolic, Melbourne

The Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA)

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