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February 16, 2016
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„Ich glaube an einen Ausweg!“

Gewalt im Namen Gottes ist auf das Schärfste zu verurteilen, Konflikte gehören allerdings zur Wahrheitsfindung. Diese Ansicht vertrat der bekannte Innsbrucker Theologe Raymund Schwager bereits in den 90er Jahren. Sein Schüler und wissenschaftlicher Begleiter Józef Niewiadomski im Gespräch über Schwagers … Continue reading

November 10, 2014
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Rarität entdeckt: Koranhandschrift stammt aus der Frühzeit des Islam

Ein Pergament der Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen konnte dank naturwissenschaftlicher Methoden auf das 7. Jahrhundert zurückdatiert werden Ein Koranfragment aus dem Bestand der Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen ist überraschend auf das 7. Jahrhundert datiert worden, die Frühzeit des Islam. Experten untersuchten drei Proben des … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.  The book, called ‘Party Politics and the Prospects for democracy in … Continue reading

July 26, 2013
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Among Indian immigrants, religious practice and obesity may be linked, study shows

Asian Indians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, and roughly half a million people of Indian ancestry live in California — more than any other state. Individuals from this group are strongly predisposed to … Continue reading

June 24, 2013
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Interview with Sascha Gätzschmann: ‚My Baha’i Faith’

Q: You were Catholic, then you became a Baha’i. Will you please tell us what encouraged you to do it? Sascha: There is one religion of God, which is renewed in every age according to the needs of the time. … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
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Istanbul Panel Offers Multiple Perspectives on Middle East-West Issues

“There is a tendency in the West to stay ignorant to what Islam stands for,” noted Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador who is currently senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, speaking at a panel held in … Continue reading

January 20, 2013
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A Family’s Lost Story Found, and the Sephardic Studies Initiative

For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive; it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from the years of the Third Reich. Naar’s part of the story began about … Continue reading