Interview with H.B. Louis Sako, the Patriarch of Baghdad of the Chaldeans. That the truth of the tragedy being experienced by Christians in the Middle East is listened to and at the same time what each member of the synod can do in their country to help them – this is what H.B. Louis Sako, the Patriarch of the Babylonia of the Chaldeans, expects from the next consistory of 20 October, which...Marialaura Conte
An Iraqi woman testifies how the young men of Baghdad celebrated the Feast of The Holy Cross amid solidarity for their refugee brothers, fear of the advance of ISIS and the hope of faith.Anan Alkass Yousif
From the personal friendship of the Archbishop of Lyons and the Patriarch of Babylonia of the Chaldeans was born an exchange of meetings and the twinning of the French diocese and the city of Mossul. This has been a concrete way of helping Eastern Christians and a warning to the West not to forget them.Marialaura Conte
While the Islamic State is imposing its monochrome order on Mosul, there are many struggling to preserve the multiple shades to be found in the history of the Iraqi city. Just a short distance from Niniveh, Mosul and the surrounding plain were a cultural centre of notable significance in medieval Islam. But, above all, it is in this region that the Syriac language and culture, the expression of...Martino Diez
Communist State atheism did not managed to overpower the Albanian Church, as demonstrated by the faces of 39 martyrs who were killed during the dictatorship and who struck Pope Francis.Martino Diez
A young scholar, Skender Bruçai, who was born in 1976, has led the Islamic community of Albania, which makes up about 60% of the overall population, since last March. He followed with great attention every stage of the day that Pope Francis spent in this ‘periphery’ in which the Communist regime for a quarter of a century tried to destroy religious faith in a systematic and inhuman way, but without succeeding.Marialaura Conte
The birth of the IS was not an unforeseen contingency but, instead, the uncalculated result of decades of Islamist rhetoric and propaganda which were also generated by the ambiguities of reformist thought. The anti-conformist analysis of the Egyptian scholar, Sherif Younis.Michele Brignone
Conference hosted by the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, in association with the Centre for Eastern Christianity and the Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College. Participants: Martin Ganeri, O.P, Vice Regent; Anthony O’Mahony, Heythrop College; Herman Teule, University of Louvain; Dr Mariz Tadros, University of Sussex; Dr Hratch Tchilingirian,...
Regenerating Institutions. Beyond Protest and Against Violence
Known and esteemed for the breadth and depth of his work in Islamic studies, Louis Massignon was anything but a man of libraries. Indeed, while he tried through culture to being two civilisations closer together which had been rivals for a long time and kept at a distance by mutual misunderstanding, he did not neglect the great challenges that were taking place under his eyes and in which were...