- The World Alliance for International Friendship through the Churches and Religious and Political Rapprochement between Bulgaria and Yugoslavia in the 1920’s and 1930’s
- Journal of Ecumenical Studies
- University of Pennsylvania Press
- Volume 50, Number 4, Fall 2015
- pp. 583-605
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This essay addresses the role of an ecumenical organization, the World Alliance for International Friendship through the Churches, in the complicated process of religious and political rapprochement between Bulgaria and Yugoslavia in the 1920’s and 1930’s. It argues that the Bulgarian and Yugoslav National Committees of the World Alliance formed a diplomatic channel for tackling the problems between the two countries—namely, the question of Macedonia—but that their success was curtailed in the unsuccessful rapprochement process between the two countries.