Arab Revolutions

‘Tunisian apostates: you will not have safety nor peace’

Impregnated with anti-Western rhetoric and full of references to sacred texts, the Isis public announcement after the terrorist attack at the Bardo allows one to enter the logic of terrorists, to understand the motive and their ultimate goal.

Chiara Pellegrino

Religions and the public sphere

For an Islam free from violence

Statement from the representatives of Islamic Theological Studies in Germany on the current political situation in the Middle East, issued on the occasion of the International Congress „Horizons of Islamic Theology“ at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

Christians in the Muslim world

Nigeria: the most innocent, the most vulnerable

Young girls turned into human bombs to perpetrate cowardly murders, whole villages wiped out: Boko Haram action continues to devastate many parts of the vast country of Nigeria, rich in natural resources but divided by tensions, and hoping to find a new stability in the upcoming elections. An interview with H.E. Mgr. Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto, Nigeria

Francesca Miglio

Religions and the public sphere

The prices of the Isis slaves and the condemnation of the Egyptian institutions

Last October, the self-proclaimed Islamic State published a detailed list of the prices for enslaved prisoners, and regulations on how to treat them. And this practice has been condemned by many Arab countries and institutions like the Observatory on the Takfirist Fatwas founded by the Egyptian Mufti.

Chiara Pellegrino

Christians in the Muslim world

«Along the path to holiness»

"Peace to you all who are in Christ!" (1 Peter 5:14) This biblical salutation opens our Pastoral Letter, prepared in the See of the Apostle, James the Less, the first Bishop of Jerusalem, which brings us double joy. This year is dedicated to Consecrated Life, which coincides with the canonization of the two daughters of the Holy Land: Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas from Jerusalem, foundress...

Fouad Twal
Ahmad el-Tayeb

Arab Revolutions

The Islam of al-Azhar, between extremists and modernists

In a rare and extended interview with the newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, explains the position of this great Egyptian institution in respect of al-Sisi's invitation to promote a more enlightened perspective within Islam. In particular, he addresses the issue of violent deviation by certain elements who claim to be Muslims, and of the actual role of al-Azhar within the Muslim community.

Michele Brignone



The Tablet and the Crescent: Islam and the West Tested by the Media

The Oasis International Foundation, in co-operation with the Cariplo Foundation, organizes a public conference under the title: The Tablet and the Crescent: Islam and the West Tested by the Media Thursday April 14th, 6 pm at San Fedele Foundation [Piazza San Fedele 4, Milan] Speakers: Mustafa Akyol, columnist of the New York Times; Gilles Kepel, political scientist, Sciences...

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Year 10 N.20 December 2014

Sacred Violence?
Religions between war and reconciliation



There is no Temptation without Gifts

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