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Religion and Society

Al-Azhar and the Vatican in Confronting the Phenomena of Fanaticism, Extremism and Violence

The program of the seminar of the Joint Committee for dialogue between the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Al-Azhar Center for Dialogue

Al-Azhar, February 22-23, 2017

 

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

 

Greetings and Introduction

 

  • Dr. Abbas Shuman, Al-Azhar Deputy
  • Dr. Mahmoud Hamdi Zakzouk, Head of Al-Azhar Center for Dialogue
  • His Em. Card. Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

 

 

Session I – “Fanaticism”

 

  • “Religious fanaticism: causes and remedies. An Islamic perspective”, Dr. Muhyi al-Din Afifi Ahmad, Secretary General of the Islamic Research Academy of Al-Azhar
  • “Religious fanaticism: causes and remedies. A Christian perspective”, Dr. Martino Diez, Scientific Director of Oasis International Foundation

 

 

Session II – “Extremism”

 

  • “Religious extremism: causes and ways to counter it. A Christian perspective”, Prof. Rotraud Wielandt, Councillor of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims
  • “Religious extremism: causes and ways to counter it. An Islamic perspective”, Dr. Hassan Wageih, Professor of Linguistics, Al-Azhar University

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

 

Session III – “Violence”

 

  • “Religious violence: causes and remedies. An Islamic perspective”, Prof. Ibrahim al-Hudhud, Rector of Al-Azhar University
  • “Religious violence: causes and ways to counter it. A Christian perspective”, Prof. Fr. Fadi Daou, President of the Adyan Foundation

 

 

[This article was translated from the original in Italian]

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