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September 8 2014 | ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Sammak: “There can be no dialogue with terrorists who distort Islam”. Harsh condemnation of ISIS by a Lebanese Sunni at Peace Conference in Antwerp

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Lebanese Sunni Mohammed Sammak took a harsh position against those “who would hijack Islam and take it hostage. The actions of ISIS are certainly a crime against Christians and Yazidis, but also against Muslims.  They are criminals with whom there can be no dialogue because you can reason with someone who says two and two make five and explain their mistake, but if he says two plus two make seventy it means that he only wants to distort reality”.

According to Sammak, member of the Lebanese Forum for Dialogue who was invited to the Vatican for the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Middle East, “several Middle Eastern governments have violated the rights of their citizens and Arabs, Kurds, Christians, Shiites and Sunnis have been persecuted in several areas. The peoples of these lands have not yet had their Gandhi or Mandela. Globalization is good because it exposes the people of the area to the impact of personalities like these. Even if it will take time, we will eventually achieve mutual acceptance of each other, because “this is the only way of discovering the secret of a reconciled mankind”, he concluded, quoting Pope John Paul II. 

October 19 2016

Out of war, beyond the sea: the way of hope. WATCH!

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June 28 2016

Liturgy with the poor in Antwerp in occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Community of Sant'Egidio

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June 21 2016

Peace and respect of minorities in the agreement between Sant'Egidio and the Commission for the Reconciliation of Iraq

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June 16 2016

Syria, Sant’Egidio: confidence and hope after the ceasefire in Aleppo

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May 24 2016

Andrea Riccardi and the Grand Imam Al Tayyeb pay tribute to the victims of the attack at the Bataclan

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May 3 2016

From the refugee camp on a flight to Rome: the arrival of the Syrian children and their families with the humanitarian corridors

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October 23 2016
Radio Vaticana

La luce dei "Corridoi umanitari" nel buio in Siria e Iraq

October 6 2016
Vatican Insider

Riccardi: “La guerra in Siria è un crimine, l’Europa si svegli”

September 29 2016
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: "Possa Assisi salvare la Siria"

September 19 2016
La Nazione

«Amate anche i fratelli dell'Isis» Il messaggio forte arriva da Rouen

September 15 2016
Vatican Insider

Siria, Sant’Egidio: la tregua è una speranza

September 11 2016
Corriere della Sera - Ed. Milano

«Dalla Siria alla Cattolica, In fuga dai carcerieri Isis» Le storie dei cinque profughi cristiani «adottati» dall'università

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October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

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Speech of Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar at "East and West: dialogues between civilizations" (Arabic)

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Lannoo Uitgeverij N.V

Primavera Araba

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