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Oasis. Education between Faith and Culture. Christian and Muslim Experiences in Dialogue

 

 

Lebanon will host the 2010 Meeting of the Scientific Board of Oasis

 

70 scholars, professors and religious leaders, from all over the world will debate on

 

“Education between Faith and Culture: Christian and Muslim Experiences in Dialogue”

 

 

Conference venue:

 

Foyer Notre Dame du Mont / Sayyidat al-Jabal

 

Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family

 

Jounieh

 

http://www.nddm.org/

 

 

The annual meeting of the Scientific Board of Oasis, the International Foundation established in 2004 by Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Patriarch of Venice, and present in many parts of the world thanks to its international network, will take place in Beirut on the coming 21st of June.

 

 

The mission of the Oasis Foundation is the promotion of mutual knowledge and understanding between Christians and Muslims.

 

 

The theme chosen for the 2010 meeting is the natural development of the debates, exchanges and researches of the previous years: Venice 2009 (Interpreting traditions in the age of métissage), Amman 2008 (Religious Freedom: An asset for every society) Venice 2007 (The métissage), Cairo 2006 (Fundamental Rights and Democracies), Venice 2005 (Unity in diversity).

 

 

Oasis runs different instruments: a biannual and plurilingual magazine, a monthly newsletter, two series of books, a website....

 

For more information please refer to www.oasiscenter.eu and the attached file.

 

 

The programme of the meeting

 

 

 

Monday June 21

 

Morning session (9.30-13.15)

 

 

9.30-9.40: Welcome address - Dr. Martino Diez, Director of Research – Oasis Foundation

 

9.40-10.00: Opening address - H.B. Em. Card. Nasrallah Sfeïr, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites

 

 

Interventions:

 

10.00-10.20: H.Em. Card. Angelo Scola, Education as Paideia: A Proposal for our Time

 

10.20-10.40: H.E. Minister Tareq Mitri, Education and Interreligious Dialogue.

 

10.40-11.10: Prof. Robert W. Hefner, Madrassas : The Test of Modernity

 

 

11.10-11.30: Break

 

 

11.30-11.50: Prof. Sheykh Ridwan al-Sayyed, Ulema Training: Continuity and Reform

 

11.50-12.10: Prof. Sheykh Hani Fahs, Knowledge, Wisdom and Education - a Shiite Perspective

 

 

12.15-13.15: Discussion

 

 

13.30-14.30: Buffet

 

 

Afternoon session (15.00-18.30)

 

 

15.00-15.20: H.Em. Card. Jean-Louis Tauran, Christians and Muslims facing the Educative Challenge

 

15.20-15.40: Prof. Hicham Nashabe, Sunnite Educational Institutions in Lebanon: The Makassed

 

15.40-16.00: Prof. Antoine Messarra, Education between Communitarism and National Identity Building

 

 

16.00-16.20: Break

 

 

16.20-16.40: Prof. F. Selim Daccache sj, The Lebanese Educative System

 

16.40-17.00: Rev. F. Marwan Tabet ml, Catholic Schools in the Middle East

 

17.00-17.20: Prof. Mohammed Samaha, Shiite Educative Institutions in Lebanon

 

 

17.30-18.30: Discussion

 

Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):

 

 

Ridwan al-Sayyed, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Lebanese University, former Co-editor of the journal al-Ijtihad

 

Selim Daccache, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Sciences – University Saint-Joseph of Beirut

 

Hani Fahs, Member of the High Shiite Council of Lebanon

 

Robert W. Hefner, Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University

 

Antoine Messarra, Member of the Lebanese Constitutional Council

 

Hicham Nachabe, President of the Lebanese Islamic University al-Makassed

 

Mohammed Samaha, General Secretary – the League for the Islamic Religious Teaching

 

Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, President of the Oasis International Foundation

 

Tareq Mitri, Minister of Information - Lebanon, Former Visiting Lecturer – Harvard Divinity School

 

Marwan Tabet, General Secretary of the Catholic Schools in Lebanon

 

Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

 

 

Notes:

 

 

Please confirm your partecipation by email (oasis@fondazioneoasis.org) supplying your name and the name of your journal by the coming 15th of June.

 

 

For more details, please contact Mrs. Maria Laura Conte, mlconte@patriarcatovenezia.it, tel +39 347 1589822.

 

Press Release

 

 

Monday June 21st Program

 

 

Morning session (9.30-13.15)

 

 

9.30-9.40: Welcome address - Dr. Martino Diez, Director of Research – Oasis Foundation

 

9.40-10.00: Opening address - H.B. Em. Card. Nasrallah Sfeïr, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites

 

 

 

Interventions:

 

10.00-10.20: H.Em. Card. Angelo Scola, Education as Paideia: A Proposal for our Time

 

10.20-10.40: H.E. Minister Tareq Mitri, Education and Interreligious Dialogue

 

10.40-11.10: Prof. Robert W. Hefner, Madrassas : The Test of Modernity

 

 

 

11.10-11.30: Break

 

 

11.30-11.50: Prof. Sheykh Ridwan al-Sayyed, Ulema Training: Continuity and Reform

 

11.50-12.10: Prof. Sheykh Hani Fahs, Knowledge, Wisdom and Education - a Shiite Perspective

 

 

12.15-13.15: Discussion

 

 

13.30-14.30: Buffet

 

 

 

Afternoon session (15.00-18.30)

 

 

15.00-15.20: H.Em. Card. Jean-Louis Tauran, Christians and Muslims facing the Educative Challenge

 

 

15.20-15.40: Prof. Hicham Nashabe, Sunnite Educational Institutions in Lebanon: The Makassed

 

 

15.40-16.00: Prof. Antoine Messarra, Education between Communitarism and National Identity Building

 

 

16.00-16.20: Break

 

 

16.20-16.40: Prof. F. Selim Daccache sj, The Lebanese Educative System

 

 

16.40-17.00: Rev. F. Marwan Tabet ml, Catholic Schools in the Middle East

 

 

17.00-17.20: Prof. Mohammed Samaha, Shiite Educative Institutions in Lebanon

 

 

17.30-18.30: Discussion

 

 

Conference Venue:

 

 

Foyer Notre Dame du Mont / Sayyidat al-Jabal (Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family)

 

 

Jounieh, www.nddm.org

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