“Europe must act in a more clear-cut way for the respect of fundamental rights”, an interview with His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Scola »

There follows an interview with His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, which was published in the Corriere della Sera on Friday 7 January, edited by M. Antonietta Calabrò Yesterday twenty-one red roses, twenty-one ‘rosebuds’, were offered to the altar of the Nicopeia Madonna in St. Mark’s  Basilica at the end of the mass […]

“Education as paideia. A proposal for our time” »

The Scientific Committee of the Oasis International Foundation FOYER NOTRE DAME DU MONT, THE LEBANON, 21-22 JUNE 2009 EDUCATION BETWEEN FAITH AND CULTURE: CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM EXPERIENCES IN DIALOGUE EDUCATION AS PAIDEIA. A PROPOSAL FOR OUR TIME + Card. Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice At the beginning of the deliberations of the Scientific Committee of […]

Pictures from Oasis Scientific Committee in Venice »

Here you will find some pictures that run through again the Internation Scientific Committee of Oasis Foundation in Venice.

Iran struggling with ‘Shi’ite messianism,’ cardinal says »

Interview with Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice by John L. Allen Jr. One noteworthy recent initiative in Catholic/Muslim relations is the Oasis project, launched by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice in 2004. Though Oasis does not shy away from theological conversation, its accent is on understanding Islamic cultures, sometimes expressed as the ‘Islam of the […]

Oasis: interpreting tradition at the time of metizaje of civilisations. On the inevitable cultural interpretation of faith »

“Oasis is called to an exploration of the role of traditions in the time of the mestizaje of civilisations as a place of the inevitable interpretation of every faith. These interpretations are the subject of a continual narrative and dialogue between the subjects that live in our plural societies. Without, however, ever forgetting the ultimate […]

Oasis’ international network is back in Venice »

The International Scientific Committee of the Oasis Foundation is set to meet again on 22-23 June at the Fondazione Cini in Venice. The topic of this year’s annual meeting will be Tradition, what it means to the Catholic and Islamic faiths and its impact on plural societies faced with news demands generated by the new […]

The Freedom to Convert: the ‘Serious Case’ of Religious Freedom. An op-ed by Patriarch card. Scola »

The nexus between truth and freedom is for man one of the always resurgent questions because in the ultimate analysis it cannot be mastered or deduced in purely conceptual terms. The journey of Oasis, which on more than one occasion in recent years was near to touching upon this subject, by then suggested dedication to […]

The Patriarch of Venice, father of Oasis Foundation, and the “popular Islam”. An interview by John Allen Jr. »

“This is a problem typical of our globalized society. We’re seeing an unprecedented encounter of people, cultures and religions, which is what I have in mind when I use the phrase meticciato di civiltà – a “hybridization of civiliations.” It’s a historical process currently underway, and its results are by no means certain. There are […]

“An encouraging sign”: Scola on the open Letter to the Pope by 138 Muslim Leaders. An interview by Il Foglio »

In this exclusive interview granted to Il Foglio, the Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Scola, opens to the spirit of the letter of 138 Islamic sages, “A common Word between us and you”, thus putting an end to the discretion observed by the Church up to now. The one exception to that discretion is Cardinal […]

Jews, Muslims and Christians talk about God. Scola and Oasis at the UN in New York »

On February 2007 cardinal Scola has met Rabbi Israel Singer and Seyyed Hossein Nasr at a forum sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. Here’s the article appeared in the National Catholic Register by Pete Sheehan. NEW YORK – Despite difficulties, Christianity, Islam and Judaism can work together […]