What is happening in Iraq? MD: A genocide is underway in Iraq. It is being carried out by the Sunni militias of the Islamic State against religious minorities and anybody which does not recognise their version of Islam. The immediate cause of this genocide is the war in Syria which began in 2011 to overthrow Assad. In the ranks of the Syrian opposition, indeed, the most fundamentalist groups...Marialaura Conte, Martino Diez, Michele Brignone
122 Syriac and Garshuni manuscripts from the library of Mar Toma Syrian Catholic Church in Mosul have been digitalized and published online.
AVSI Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign in support of Iraqi refugees, mostly Christians, who have found refuge in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, following clashes between the Islamic state and Kurdish militias in the north-east Iraq.
My greetings to you, At a moment when our beloved Iraq is undergoing a crisis of security and order, when day by day the number of deaths and refugees is growing and destruction is growing worse, we unite our humble voice, as an Iraqi Christian religious point of reference, to the voices of the Shiite and Sunni authorities to beg you to speed up the election of the three presidencies [the...Louis Sako
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
Although it has alarmed the West, which is not able to control it nor to grasp all of its significance, the caliphate proclaimed by the Islamic State with its capital in Mosul has not found many supporters amongst Muslim thinkers. Indeed, either they have kept quiet or they have made precise criticisms which highlight the convulsions that agitate the umma – because of the absence of a single face to Islam as well.Michele Brignone
Message from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
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...
Regenerating Institutions. Beyond Protest and Against Violence
Born in 1947, Bruno Latour was a philosophy agrégé who subsequently became involved in anthropology. He worked in Africa and taught in the United States before returning to France where he is known – and rather kept at arm’s length – as a critic of ‘modernity’. Latour was invited to give the prestigious Gifford Lectures in Edinburgh in 2013 all the same. What made Latour famous was a book...