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Christians and 11 September. Five years after that disturbing day: an important reflection with many voices

Five years since 9/11. What happened on that day for Christians? How have we faced up to it and what has changed?

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The Eternal Question: A New Method, Angelo Scola




The Responsibility of a New Universalism, Lorenzo Ornaghi

How to Combat the Culture of Resentment, Roger Scruton

“Regional Theologies” are no longer Sufficient, Javier Prades

Contemporary Geopolitics and the Need for Philosophy, Henri Hude

Observations on the Upset Triangle, Andrea Pacini

And the West Discovered Another Terrorism, Nikolaus Lobkowicz

Those Concentric Circles that Spread Out from Ground Zero, Dino Boffo

Augustinian Thought on the State and Patriotism, Stanley Hauerwas

In Realpolitik as Well Love Can Defeat Everything, Carl Anderson

A Glance at the Sky of the Wounded Empire, Marco Bardazzi

The Minority that Does Not Resign Itself to Inferiority, Anthony Lobo

The Challenges for Christianity Which is no Longer Central, Maroun Lahham

Reciprocity Means that Everyone Should Try to Change, Louis Sako

When Islam Addresses its Own Bewilderment, Samir Khalil Samir




Peace: the Reasons for a Prayer, the Certainty of a Gift

John Paul II at the Meeting of Assisi, John Paul II

The Truth of Calling on God Unites Men and Cultures, Angelo Scola

The Uniqueness and Universality of the Mystery of Christ, Joseph Ratzinger




Kosovo, the Unknown Face of Euro-Islam, Maria Laura Conte




Tibhirine, Offering One’s Own Life to Make the Work of Another Live On, Henry Quinson

Egypt at the Crossroads. The Courage of Encounter or the Abyss of Hatred, Jean-Jacques Pérennès

Three Questions about Secularity in the Land Where the Sharia Advances, John Onayekan

That Yemenite Minaret Planted in the Heart of America, Geneive Abdo

The Muslim Press in Italy Between Spirituality and Militancy, Paolo Branca

An Educational Proposal For Global and Plural Man, Francesco Follo




Islam (or Christianity?) According to Küng, Nikolaus Lobkowicz

Medieval Conquests and Circles, Martino Diez

Philosophical Dialogue in the Spirit of Toledo, Paolo Terenzi

Looking for Europe and its Foundations, Lucia Boccacin

An Inquiry into a Massacre and Martyrdom, Henry Quinson

Apostasy: if Sin is a Crime, Corrado Simoni

Spies and Super-Heroes Dominate the World but do not Cancel the Power of Destiny, Emma Neri




A Biannual Review of the Oasis International Studies and Research Centre

Ordinary member of the Studium Generale Marcianum

Year II, Number 4, September 2006


Editor Roberto Fontolan

Coordinator Gabriel Richi Alberti

Managing Editor Martino Diez

Editorial Consultants Marco Bardazzi Camille Eid

Graphic Design Anna Wawrzyniak

Layout Anna Wawrzyniak Alessandro Bellucci [arabic] Silvia Pivari [urdu]

Organisation Patrizia Cacciari Francesca Battiston

French translation Danielle Ballay Lunghetti

English translation Matthew Fforde

Arabic translation Jamil Ghobril

Urdu translation Mobeen Shahid


Distribution David Cantagalli e Associati Editori

Registration Tribunal of Venice n.1498 of 12/10th/2004



Promotional Committee: Card. Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, Great Chancellor of the Studium Generale Marcianum Card. Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyons Card. Josip Bozanic, Archbishop of Zaghreb Card. Péter Erdo, Archbishop of Budapest Card. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna S.E.Mons. Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar of Arabia S.E.Mons. Anthony T. Lobo, Bishop of Islamabad S.E.Mons. Fco. Javier Martínez, Archbishop of Granada S.E.Mons. Joseph Powathil, Archbishop of Changanacherry S.E.Mons. Fouad Twal, Co-adjutant Archbishop of Jerusalem


Scientific Committee: Joaquín Alliende Carl Anderson Camillo Ballin Gianni Bernardi Francesco Botturi Rémi Brague Paolo Branca Stratford Caldecott Massimo Camisasca Massimo Cenci Bernardo Cervellera Maria Laura Conte Axel Diekmann Angelika Diekmann Roberto Donadoni Jean-Paul Durand Camille Eid Paul Mounged El-Hachem Brian E. Ferme Francesco Follo José Andrés Gallego Claudio Giuliodori Laurence Paul Hemming Vittorio Hösle Henri Hude Jean C. Jeanbart Samir Khalil Samir Justo Lacunza Balda Nikolaus Lobkowicz Javier Prades López Claudio Lurati Cesare Mirabelli Ignazio Musu Dino Pistolato Gabriel Richi Alberti Giovanna Rossi Giovanni Salmeri Paolo Terenzi Boghos Zekiyan


Oasis is a non-specialist review of cultural information open to contributions by Catholics and non-Catholics. The authors' freely expressed opinions in the articles published herein do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal orientation of the Oasis International Studies and Research Centre, and therefore must be considered as the exclusive responsibility of each contributor. Oasis is published thanks to the contribution of Fondazione Cassamarca