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

Middle Eastern Women: The Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion

Our paper – – my partner in cultural resistance Dr. Nadia Wardeh and I – – about religious authority, interreligious dialogue and gender, has been published in an amazing book edited by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb: Middle Eastern Women: The Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion. Congratulations to all the authors! Description of the Book: … Continue reading Middle Eastern Women: The Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion

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”

Art from Dr. Pamela Chrabieh’s “Duwama” Collection in Indelible

Thanking Dr. Roula Maria Dib for featuring samples of my collection in Indelible! I was born and raised in the 1970s-1980s war in Lebanon. War disconnects lives, memories, and experiences by creating endless cycles of violence, murderous identities, and wounded memories. I have come to believe that these memories are inevitably transmitted from generation to generation in … Continue reading Art from Dr. Pamela Chrabieh’s “Duwama” Collection in Indelible

Book Reviews: The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco.

Norman Saadi Nikro and Sonja Hegasy, eds. The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco. Palgrave, 2017. The volume is a part of a book series exploring the relationship between cultural heritage and conflict. It derives from the research project Transforming Memories: Cultural Production and Personal/Public Memory in Lebanon and … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco.

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

Standing Together in a World Divided – Bangkok Consultation

My video conference has been screened a few hours ago in Bangkok – Thailand. STANDING TOGETHER IN A WORLD DIVIDED – Consultation developed by the Presbyterian World Mission and the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), (PCUSA).Bangkok – Thailand, November 1-6, 2019. My paper will be available in due … Continue reading Standing Together in a World Divided – Bangkok Consultation