23 January 2018
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Islam and the West


16/09/2005
Islam and Christianity: encounter/confrontation, but also conversion
To save Islam from fundamentalism, it must encounter the Christian West which is able to live its faith in modernity.  Without counting out the possibilty that a Muslim could convert to the Christian faith.  Fourth and last part in the series "Islam and the West", by Fr Samir Khalil Samir, Egyptian Jesuit, professor of the history of Arab culture and of Islamic studies at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.

08/09/2005
Islamic terrorism: a result of what is being taught at madrassas
Part Three of the series "Islam and the West" by Fr Samir Khalil Samir, Egyptian Jesuit and professor of Arab and Islamic studies at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.

06/09/2005
Islam condemns violence? Sometimes it's only opportunism

Part Two of the series "Islam and the West", by Fr Samir Khalil Samir, an Egyptian Jesuit and professor of Arab and Islamic studies at Saint Joseph University in Beirut.


01/09/2005
Fundamentalism: "diabolic" union between religion and politics
Part One in a series on "Islam and the West", by Fr Samir Khalil Samir, a great expert of Islam and Christianity.  An Egyptian Jesuit, Fr Samir is professor of Arab and Islamic studies at Saint-Joseph University, Beirut.



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EGYPT – LEBANON
Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

Fady Noun

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.


CHINA
Yunnan: Christians accused of membership in an apocalyptic sect get up to 13 years in prison



The Three Grades of Servants cult, an underground pseudo-Protestant sect founded in Henan, is especially strong in the countryside. Those convicted claim they are just ordinary Christians and know nothing about the sect. Defense lawyers have been threatened with loss of their license to practice.


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