Alberto Fabio Ambrosio, a Dominican, is a specialist in the history of Ottoman Sufism. He is Visiting Professor at the Luxembourg School of Religion and Society, Visiting Lecturer at the Centre Sèvres - Jesuit Faculty of Paris and Visiting Lecturer at the Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d'Islamistica. Amongst his publications: Piccola mistica del dialogo, 2014; Dervisci. Storia, antropologia, Mistica, 2011 and Vie d’un derviche tourneur. Doctrine et rituels du soufisme au XVIIe siècle, 2010.
Islam in Turkey
The apostolic voyage to Turkey was deeply marked by the tenacious invitation of Pope Francis to dare more – in a creative way – in inter-religious dialogue, in particular with Islam, the religion of nearly the whole of the population of a key country of the whole of the Middle East.
Experiencing the days of protest in Istanbul, in which the noise of the tear gas and the suffocating smoke even reached our churches, made me reflect on the sense to be given to the events that are characterising the life of a country that has been following the way of true democracy for decades. There has been a mult...
Turkey. In its capacity for combining a Republic with secularism and Islam, the so-called ‘Turkish model’ is inspiring some of the Arab transition’s main players and enjoys a positive image at an international level. Yet any attempt to define its salient features reveals its limitations and ‘non-exportability’.