Col. Rees Ryder Stevens has been a chaplain with the US Army for twenty-two years. Sarajevo, Bosnia, was the center of fierce fighting between the Croats and the Serbs in the early 1990s. Some religious leaders fueled the hate and made religion part of the problem. Now, in December 2000, I had to meet with some of these same leaders and get their cooperation for an important initiative for peace. My mission, as part of the US European Command, was to negotiate with and invite each segment of Bosnias religious population to send a representative to an important NATO chaplains conference on the free exercise of religion and religious tolerance.