Christians in the Muslim world

‘Hurry up, the Life of Iraq Depends on it’

Letter to the Honourable Parliamentarians of Iraq from the Patriarch of Babylonia of the Chaldeans (15 July 2014)

Louis Sako

Christians in the Muslim world

Have we Become Used to the Elimination of the Christians?

A cry has gone up from the heart of old Europe: Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the Archbishop of Lyons calls our attention to the Christians being systematically killed in Iraq. Because we cannot become used to the news of death that comes every day from the East and because we cannot remain silent. He calls on everyone to act in first person.

Philippe Barbarin

Arab Revolutions

A Caliphate that does not Enthuse Muslims

Although the institution of the caliphate has an important place in the collective imagination of Muslims, its proclamation by the organisation of the Islamic State does not seem to have provoked much enthusiasm on the part of Islamic thinkers. But what is this caliphate and why has this move of ISIS generated so much opposition? ‘The imamate was established to take the place of prophecy in...

Michele Brignone

Mestizaje of civilisations

Towards a Genuine Fraternity between Christians and Muslims

Message from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue

Arab Revolutions

Islamic Thought and Fear of the Future

The new Egyptian Constitution and the newly-elected president, the role of the Salafis, the division between the ulema and the intellectuals: in a conversation without filters, in an exclusive interview for Oasis, Salah Fadl, a great expert on Arab literature and an intellectual in dialogue with the shaykh of al-Azhar, comments on recent developments in his country.

Martino Diez



June 16 and 17: Oasis in Sarajevo

The international network of Oasis will meet in Sarajevo on Monday and Tuesday 16-17 June 2014 on the subject: The Temptation of Violence. Religions between War and Reconciliation. This event, chaired by Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan, will be opened by Cardinal Vinko Puljić, the Archbishop of Sarajevo, and by Husein ef. Kavazović, the Reis-ul-ulema of the Islamic community...

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Year 9 N.18 December 2013

Religions on a Tightrope, between Secularism and Ideology



Giovanni XXIII amico dei turchi

Between 1935 and 1944 John XXIII was the administrator of the Latin vicariate of Istanbul and the apostolic delegate in Turkey and Greece. These were ten years of exceptional importance when there took shape in the future Pope – while he was in an ex-capital which had become all in all of secondary importance on the international chessboard – certain beliefs that would be expressed to the world...

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