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Old 11-13-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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Greetings to my fellow Macedonians,

I want to alert you to the international program called Birthright Macedonia. It offers young Macedonians from around the world the opportunity to go to the Republic for three weeks during the summer.

While there, they are assigned an internship work program that compliments their academic and career goals or general interest. They also live with a host family (non-relatives) who has at least one family member the same age as the overseas participant. The cost of the program is very nominal compared to other internships that available abroad.

Birthright Macedonia has attracted young college aged students from Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Many have never been to Macedonia before and most do not speak the language. Two friends of mine participated in the program and were thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with their Macedonian heritage and discover their ancestral roots.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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UMD organised the same thing?
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Birthright Macedonia is a program run jointly by UMD and an NGO in Skopje.
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Who is the NGO?
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Who is the NGO?
Now that is a good question
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Birthright Macedonia is administered and run in Macedonia by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation. MCIC is a highly respected NGO headquartered in Skopje and has been in existence for over 20 years. They are heavily involved in the European community promoting Macedonia and Macedonian causes.

Since its founding, Birthright Macedonia has attracted Macedonian youth from Canada, Australia, the USA and the United Kingdom.
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with support from the Dutch Interchurch Aid (DIA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC), MCIC was developed in response to social issues arising from the balkanization of Yugoslavia. MCIC has since developed as an independent, civic, non-profit organisation ready to face social challenges and create models or alternatives for resolving related problems.
MCIC's most recent opinion on anything is dated 2010 and was an opinion about draft laws in relation to NGO's such as MCIC.
http://www.mcms.org.mk/en/our-work/r.../opinions.html

Some research on a possible name change:
http://www.mcms.org.mk/images/docs/2...spute-2011.pdf

So, why do a whole bunch of churches want to support this NGO?
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I doubt their mission is to express opinions. Rather it's to be involved in issues they deem important.

Haven't a clue why religious organizations endorse them.
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Whilst I am not a conspiracy theorist, I find it hard to believe in the altruistic nature of support from organisations such as "Dutch Interchurch Aid (DIA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC)". In fact, I think a healthy suspicion is essential.
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I doubt their mission is to express opinions. Rather it's to be involved in issues they deem important.
If something is important, why wouldn't they give an opinion about it?
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Yours is but one opinion. But you must realize, organized religion plays a major role in European affairs - more so than in the States, Canada and Australia.
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