The Summer Gathering for Renewing Our Minds (ROM) and the annual Forum for Economics, Diplomacy, and Integrity (EDI) will occur simultaneously for the first time this year. Both run from June 25 to July 6 in Crikvenica, Croatia—a beautiful coastal location. We are excited to announce that both organizations plan to use the opportunity to bring young adults together,connecting individuals passionate about servant leadership, building up communities, and pursuing their callings. After listening to knowledgable speakers, attending workshops, participating in group excursions and recreational activities, and just relaxing and reflecting with your peers, you will leave strengthened, challenged, committed, and motivated to create change.
ROM was born in 1999 with a vision for a post-conflict future, one in which the younger generation comes together to help build a more just and peaceful world. The annual peace camp is designed for young adults from the Balkans, other European countries, and even further afield, all connected by one mission: restoring, revitalizing, and reconciling individuals and groups. Individuals with various national, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds are transformed into leaders who then return to their homes to transform their communities. Intrigued? Find out more here.
The EDI Forum gathers young professionals in the areas of economics, business, organizing, and politics who reside in Croatia and nearby countries. The organization focuses on integrity, transparency, moral leadership, service to the community, and a commitment to helping the poor. The EDI is an intensive and inspiring journey that will enrich you emotionally, intellectually, relationally and spiritually, and motivate you to make a difference in your country and community. With the help of speakers and mentors, you will dive deeper into your vision for both personal and community development. Curious? More information is available here.
Both ROM and EDI are based on the life of Jesus and his teachings while equipping participants to build bridges across areas of difference. They are designed as journeys that first transform the individual, and then equip the individual to make a difference in the lives of others. While each program will remain distinct, the chance for participants in each to learn with and from one another will strengthen connections and create a stronger network for all to lean into after returning home. Several slots are still available for each program—don’t miss this valuable opportunity to meet with like-minded leaders who are actively seeking to create change in their communities and throughout the world!