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ALBERTO FABIO AMBROSIO

Evangelii Gaudium goes beyond providing an introduction to interreligious dialogue from the perspective of the new “Poverello” of Rome, Pope Francis. It is, and I feel sure of this, an emphatic proposal for interreligious dialogue to be reframed as a duty for religious communities, and an essential condition to the establishment and maintenance of peace in the world. Read the full article »

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A. RASHIED OMAR

Through his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis has inaugurated a constructive platform for Muslim leaders to enter into renewed dialogue with Catholics on critical questions facing both religious traditions. It is my view that Muslim leaders, in particular, need to do much more to reach out, engage, and embrace Pope Francis’ invitation to interfaith dialogue and solidarity. Read the full article »

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PAOLA BERNARDINI

Since his election in March 2013, Pope Francis has aroused enthusiasm and raised the hopes of many through the articulation and lived example of his vision of a Church open to dialogue with the modern world. Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, is no exception, delivering an even more explicit invitation for the Church to avoid entrenchment. Read the full article »

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MAURA RYAN

Universal access to the continuum of reproductive healthcare by 2015 was identified among the UN Millennium Development Goals. But the question of whether, and to what extent, there is a social obligation to promote fertility or to guarantee universal access to infertility treatment (whatever the scope) continues to be contested. Read the full article »

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ILIA DELIO, OSF

The field of Neuroscience is changing our understanding of the way we live, move and have our being. In the last twenty years discoveries in Neuroscience have raised many questions for philosophers and scientists alike, as primary assumptions in the field regarding the immutability of the brain have proven to be incorrect. Read the full article »

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EBRAHIM MOOSA

Despite the combative relationship that some Muslims had with modern science during the colonial period, science still embodies the hope for the “future recovery” of Muslim societies, argues the historian of science Ahmad Dallal. Read the full article »

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CHARLES C. CAMOSY

As the working group members of Contending Modernities think together how about Catholics and Muslims can work together on issues of bioethics—and with particular reference to how social structures impact and shape these issues—the problem of consumerism looms large. Read the full article »

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