The laborious process through which Christianity has, amidst a thousand contradictions, taken its leave of the logic of sacred violence, might be beginning to reverberate in other religious cultures

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The Humble Attempt to Construct Peace, Angelo Scola

A Temptation and a Hypothesis, Martino Diez




The Christian ‘No’ to Religious Violence: a Kairos for All Men? Javier Prades López

From Witch-hunts to The Crucified Christ, Bernard Perret

The ‘Mad’ Vocation of Christians in the Muslim World, Jean-Jacques Pérennès OP

Sunni Jihad: from a Defensive Obligation to an Instrument of Expansion, Asma Afsaruddin

Shi‘ite Jihad: A Ceasefire until the Imam’s Return, Mathieu Terrier

The Diabolical Appeal of ISIS, Ridwan al-Sayyid

Boko Haram and Innocent Blood: Who is to Blame?, Matthew Hassan Kukah

The Shifting Fortunes of Jihad in Sahel, Alex Thurston

The Copts and the Exit from the Communalist Ghetto, Christian Cannuyer

Indian Secularity against Fundamentalism, George Alencherry

The Dream of a Gandhian Islam, Ramin Jahanbegloo   

Waging War after 1989, Henri Hude




Humility Against Chaos, Francesca Peruzzotti

War is madness, H.H. Pope Francis

To kill in the name of God: a sacrilege!, H.H. Pope Francis

Power as Obedience, Romano Guardini

Jihad Explained by the Muslims, Martino Diez




Foreign Policy in the Era of Isis and WikiLeaks, Lapo Pistelli




On the Empire’s Periphery: the ‘Good’ in Albania, Maria Laura Conte




The Balkans: the Columns of Hercules of Democratic Culture?, Andrea Pin

The Forgotten Genocide of the Syriac Christians, Paolo Maggiolini

The Platform of Lebanese Studies, Amin Elias




Going Through Hybridization, Claudio Fontana

There is no Temptation without Gifts, Jean Duchesne

Religious Repertoires and Political Practice, Michele Brignone

Hadîths: A Key for Reading Today’s Islam, Chiara Pellegrino

Three directions to explore the Quran, Martino Diez

Muslim Publishers Scrutinized, Ines Peta

The Attraction of Evil. Which Does not Have the Last Word, Ivan Maffeis




The Christian-Muslim Symbiosis of Mosul Now Coming to an End, Amir Harrak



Biannual Journal of the Oasis International Foundation

Year 10°, Number 19, June 2014


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