Against the Current: Rethinking Gender, Religious Authority and Interreligious Dialogue

Dr. Nadia Wardeh & Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Cyprus, 2018Interreligious dialogue is all-too-often dominated by religiously authorized patriarchal spokesmen in Southwest Asia. Furthermore, feminists and liberals thinking and doing interreligious dialogue in the academic sphere are marginalized, especially those who forge an arena of religious/interreligious practice or construct a scholarly discourse on religions and interreligious dialogue. … Continue reading Against the Current: Rethinking Gender, Religious Authority and Interreligious Dialogue

Call for Papers – The 6th International Conference on “Higher Education Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East and North Africa”

Introduction Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture (DAK) and the Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW) are organizing their sixth international conference on “Higher Education Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East and North Africa” in October 2020. This conference builds on the 2019 “Towards Inclusive Societies” conference, the recommendations … Continue reading Call for Papers – The 6th International Conference on “Higher Education Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East and North Africa”

Ala’ Abou Fakhr, martyr de la révolution, martyr national – article dans l’Orient-le-Jour

Le meurtre du révolutionnaire Ala’ Abou Fakhr devant son épouse et son fils a ravivé dans ma mémoire le décès de mon beau-père Gebran Badine qui fut assassiné en Irak en 2004. Dans un article que j’avais publié en 2007 dans Scriptura (Université de Montréal), je posais à l’époque les questions suivantes : « Qui … Continue reading Ala’ Abou Fakhr, martyr de la révolution, martyr national – article dans l’Orient-le-Jour

لا للحرب ولا للنظام… اريد لبنان للجميع

انا جزء مما يسمى “جيل الحرب”. لقد ولدت وترعرعت في حرب السبعينيات والثمانينيات من القرن الماضي. لقد شهدت إراقة دماء ونجوت من القناصة والقنابل. أصبحت ناشطة سلام عندما كنت مراهقة وأقسمت أنني سأكرس حياتي للمساهمة في إنهاء الحرب. لقد ناضلت من أجل ثقافة السلام من خلال التعليم والفن والكتابة والنشاط الاجتماعي في لبنان والخارج، وسأواصل … Continue reading لا للحرب ولا للنظام… اريد لبنان للجميع

Liberté d’expression: ne cédons pas à la violence

La rédaction de L’Orient-Le Jour “Mashrou ‘Leila case Following the cancellation of the Mashrou’ Leila concert “to avoid bloodshed” and after discussion within the editorial office, it seemed to us that to try to stop a risky gear from the start Beyond this affair, to prove fatal for the values that have always been defended … Continue reading Liberté d’expression: ne cédons pas à la violence

Appel à une médecine d’urgence au Liban

“L’interdiction du concert de Mashrou’ Leila et la polémique qui fait rage depuis plusieurs jours sur les réseaux sociaux m’ont fait penser aux écrits de Mohammad Arkoun, éminent érudit algérien qui remit en question la cristallisation de plusieurs types de discours, notamment religieux. Arkoun plaidait pour une pratique intellectuelle libre et libératrice, dans une perspective … Continue reading Appel à une médecine d’urgence au Liban

Stand Up for Human Rights

Learning for and about human rights is important to understand the principles of equality and human dignity, and to build pluralistic and just socio-economic and political systems.   At the European Union Delegation to Lebanon #snap4humanrights Photo Competition Exhibition. #EUinLebanon #humanrightspower #standup4humanrights #eastlinedigital #livecoverage Continue reading Stand Up for Human Rights