Mgr Claudio Gugerotti writes from Georgia, a country in the spotlight for the past few months. The Apostolic Nuncio in this country explains what has been simmering for centuries beneath the mountainous lands of the Caucasus.
From Lebanon journalist Fady Noun, brings us up to date with regards to the hopes and doubts his country is carrying as it gets ready for elections next year.
From the Philippines Fr Sebastiano D’Ambra traces the steps of hundreds of young Christians and Muslims who met in Mindanao to discuss peace at a time when the winds of war are blowing.
From Indonesia Greg Soetomo, editor of the Jakarta-based Catholic weekly Hid Up, in a sort of travel journal, notes how “face to face” meetings between witnesses to the world are one of Oasis’ preferred ways.
Oasis proposes the full text of the address by Card Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, to the International Inter-Faith Conference held in July in Madrid under the sponsorship of Saudi King Abdullah.
Aldo Ferrari, Il Caucaso. Popoli e conflitti di una frontiera europea (The Caucasus. Peoples and conflicts in a European borderland), Ed. Lavoro, Milano 2008
By Martino Diez
Fabiano Longoni, Etica e decisione. Prospettive filosofico-teologiche ed esperienziali (Ethics and decision-making. Philosophical-theological and experiential perspectives), Marcianum Press, Venice 2007
By Natalino Bonazza