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”

Caravan project of the Order of Malta at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Intensive course on Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East.

Glad to be part of this amazing project – – Certificate of Study in the Historical and Religious Reality of the Middle East – “Caravan” Project of the Order of Malta with German students, at the Faculty of Religious Sciences, Saint Joseph University, Beirut-Lebanon, February 2020. Expertise : Intensive course on Challenges, Opportunities, and Praxis of … Continue reading Caravan project of the Order of Malta at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Intensive course on Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East.

Towards Building New Models in Lebanon?

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller Fuller’s quote somehow makes sense. Indeed, should we work against establishments? Or should we help them transform for the better?According to Fuller, the second option is the best. I couldn’t agree … Continue reading Towards Building New Models in Lebanon?

Peace Education: A Priority for our Youth and Society

My latest article published by Executive Women December 9, 2019 Much has been said about social responsibility in the last two to three decades, and many non-governmental organizations have created programs and organized youth camps in the Arab world to encourage individuals and groups to act for the benefit of society at large. However, ongoing … Continue reading Peace Education: A Priority for our Youth and Society

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

Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East Conference Full Report

Our conference’s full report (“Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East” Ayia Napa, Cyprus, October 31 – November 2, 2019) by Karis Ailabouni: “Inclusive societies based on equal rights remain at a distance as the Middle East continues to face radicalized religious and political movements. In light of this, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts … Continue reading Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East Conference Full Report

اليأس هو فقط لأولئك الذين يرون النهاية بما لا يدع مجالا للشك. نحن لا نراها!

بدأت الثورة الفعلية في لبنان منذ أكثر من ثلاثة عقود مع عدد لا يحصى من الناشطين والمجموعات والمنظمات المحلية والعابرة للحدود. الثورة سلسلة من المواقف والمبادرات والأصوات والتعبيرات والممارسات والديناميات، إلى جانب الاحتجاجات الشعبية. انها صيرورة … يشكل الأسبوعان الأخيران بالتأكيد خطوة أخرى في هذه الصيرورة التي لن تنتهي قبل أن نبني مجتمعًا سلميًا وديمقراطيًا … Continue reading اليأس هو فقط لأولئك الذين يرون النهاية بما لا يدع مجالا للشك. نحن لا نراها!