The two great tensions of our times are those between Christianity and secularism and Christianity and Islam. No organization has done more to resolve these tensions into dialogue than the Venice–based Oasis Foundation, founded by Cardinal Angelo Scola in 2004. Its biannual journal Oasis, the latest edition of which, dated December 2013, has just been translated into English, is a treasure...James Roberts, The Tablet
Today in the diverse fields of world religions the interpreter of the text reigns supreme. Every revealed text needs interpretation . Apparent ambiguities require careful exegesis; historical contextualisation provides a grounding for revelation. In the Islamic Middle Ages, for example, much intellectual energy was spent in trying to understand the seeming anthropomorphic verses of the Qur’ān:...Ian Richard Netton
The famous shopping street Istiklal Caddesi which leads to Taksim Square, is so full of young people that it is almost impossible to walk along it in the evening. The St. Anthony’s community hall is almost as crowded and dynamic which overlooks the street and where the book Aziz Pavlus was presented on Friday, January the 31st. This is a collection of the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI on the...Marialaura Conte
Dear Brothers and Sisters, With great joy we participate at the presentation of Pope Benedict XVI’s book, with its texts on the Apostle Paul, whose centenary was celebrated by all Christians a few years ago. Invited by Pope Benedict himself, we had the honor to be present in the Basilica Fuori le mura for the beginning of the year dedicated to the Apostle Paul. In 2008, as the Ecumenical...H.H. Bartholomew
To say that relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia lately have been uneasy would be an understatement. Russia has been fuming for a while over what it perceives to be Saudi financing of Islamist terrorists in Russia, and Saudi Arabia in turn has been furious over Russia's continued support for Iran and Syria — two regimes that the Saudis would like, more than anything, to see broken or...
Milan, 10 - 11 March 2014 See the event on the website of the Catholic University. Read the program.
Religions on a Tightrope, between Secularism and Ideology
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