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Roberto Simona

Roberto Simona was born in Switzerland in 1967 and is an expert on Christian minorities in Muslim countries and in the former Soviet Union. He has spent numerous years abroad working for humanitarian organisations. In addition to his current work for Help for the Church that Suffers, he is involved in a project on conv...

Hussam Tamam

Hussam Tamam, Egyptian, was one of the most important experts on political Islam. He died prematurely in 2011. He authored many publications on Islamist movements among which his Al-Ikhwân al-muslimûn. Sanawât ma qabla al-thawra (‘The Muslim Brothers. The Years before the Revolution’), which brought together some of hi...

Osman Taştan

Osman Taştan is Professor of Islamic Law, and Head of ‘Muslim Theology and Religious Studies Program in English’, at Ankara University‘s Faculty of Divinity. He obtained his Ph.D. from Exeter University, UK. His works include chapters on ‘Religion and Religious Minorities’ in Turkey, and ‘Human Rights in Islamic Law: R...

Jean-Louis Tauran

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran was born in Bordeaux on 5 April 1943. He studied Philosophy, Theology, and Canon Law at the Institut Catholique in Toulouse and the Pontifical Gregorian University. Ordained priest in 1969, he entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See in 1975. In 1990 he became Secretary of the Council f...

Pope Tawadros II

Born in Mansoura in 1952 and ordained a priest in 1989, Tawadros II is the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church and patriarch of Alexandria of Egypt since November 4, 2012. Successor of Pope Shenouda III, who died on March 17, 2012 after a papacy of nearly 40 years, Pope Tawadros was Bishop of the city of Beheira, ...

Henri Teissier

Henri Teissier of French origins, was ordained a priest for the diocese of Algiers in 1955 and was appointed Bishop of Oran by Pope Paul VI in 1972. In 1988 he became Archbishop of Algiers. Profoundly linked to Algeria, whose citizenship he obtained in 1966, Msgr. Teissier, together with the Church, experienced the ter...

Paolo Terenzi

Paolo Terenzi was born in Senigallia (AN) on 21 July 1973. In 2000 he was awarded a PhD in philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University and in 2003 he was awarded a PhD in sociology and political systems at the University of Parma. Since 2003 he has been a researcher in the sociology of cultural and communicative pr...

Mathieu Terrier

Mathieu Terrier obtained his doctorate in Religious Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris (Sorbonne). He is now Chargé de Recherche at the CNRS on the History of Islamic thought. His research concentrates on Imamite Shi‘ism as it relates to philosophy and Sufism. He is the author of numerous academ...

Enbar Toledano

Enbar Toledano is currently judicial law clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Roberto Tottoli

Roberto Tottoli is Full Professor of History of Islamic Countries at the Orientale University of Naples and has been Director of the Asia, Africa and Mediterranean Department since 2012. His research interests focus on hadīth literature, Qur’anic exegesis and contemporary Islam. Tottoli is a member of the Scientific Co...

Giovanni Trabucco

Giovanni Trabucco lectures in fundamental theology at the Faculty of Theology of the Italia Settentrionale in Milan, in the department of Arts and Anthropology of the Holy of the Academy of Brera, at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences and the Faculty of Canon Law of Venice. He has published Poetica soprannatura...

Peter-K. Turkson

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana) and the first native cardinal of Ghana, was born in Wassaw Nsuta on 11 October 1948. After his studies at a seminary level, he engaged in a specialisation in Holy Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome. He was appointed Archb...

Fouad Twal

Born on 23 October 1940 in Madaba (the Holy Land). Ordained priest of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem of the Latins on 29 June 1966. Consecrated Archbishop of Tunis on 31 May 1995; since 8 September 2005 he has been Substitute Archbishop of Jerusalem.

Deniz Ünal

Deniz Ünal is a graduate of the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne and is an economist at the Centre d’Études Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII). She has worked on regional trade areas, international comparisons of productivity levels, trade in services, China and Turkey. In addition, she has translate...

Christian Van-Nispen

Christian van Nispen tot Sevenaer a Dutch Jesuit, is Professor of Philosophy and Islamic Studies at the Copt-Catholic Faculty of Cairo. A major expert on Egypt, he has for a long time been involved in inter-religious dialogue. For I Libri di Oasis he has published Cristiani e musulmani, fratelli davanti a Dio? (Marcian...

Joas Wagemakers

Joas Wagemakers is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Utrecht University. His research focuses on Salafism and Islamism. His publications include A Quietist Jihadi: The Ideology and Influence of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Salafism: Utopian Ideals in a Stubborn Reality (Parthen...

Ahmad Wagih

Ahmad Wagih was born in Cairo, Egypt, in May 1982. He obtained a master with a thesis on the analytical and comparative study of the political thought of Ibn al-Qayyim. He is a current PhD student in Islamic Theology. He is also a member of the Islamic Philosophy section within the Dar al-‘Ulum department at Cairo Univ...

Kamil William

Rev. Kamil Somaan William, a Catholic-Copt Egyptian priest, obtained his doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, teaches at the inter-ritual grand seminar of Cairo and is dean of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in Cairo. He is an active member of the Justice and Peace Commission of Egypt....

Kyrillos William Samaan

Msgr. Kyrillos William, born in Assiut in 1946, studied in a seminary from the age of 9. He graduated in Philosophy at the Maadi seminary in Cairo. Between 1965 and 1969 he studied theology at the Urbaniana Pontifical University in Rome. On 10 June 1974 he was ordained priest. Between 1978 and 1981 he completed his b...

John Witte

John Witte jr. is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at the Emory University of Atlanta. A specialist in legal history, marriage law and religious liberty, he has published 200 articles and 27 books, among wh...

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