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Amir Jajé

Amir Jajé is Iraqi and lives in Cairo. After completing his licentiate in theology at the Babel faculty, he completed a master’s degree in theology at the University of Strasbourg on the theme “The role of women in the Eastern Church” in 2002. He then obtained a master’s degree in the history of religions at the Catholic theological faculty of Strasbourg with a dissertation entitled “The image of the Virgin Mary in Islam”, and in 2010, he defended a doctorate in oriental studies (University of Strasbourg) on “The celebration of Ashura among Iraqi Shiite Muslims”.

He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (since 2012) and a founding member of the Iraqi Council for Interreligious Dialogue (in 2013). From 2011 to 2014, Bro Amir was Vicar Provincial of the Arab World for the Dominican Province of France. He has taught at the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy Babel College in Baghdad (2004-2015), at the Catholic Institute of Theology in Baghdad (2011-2015) and at the Dominican University Online (DOMUNI).

He has translated Mahmoud Ayoub’s book Redemptive Suffering in Islām: A Study of the Devotional Aspects of ‘Āshūrā’ in Twelver Shi’ismi, 2013.

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Institut Catholique de Paris - France

Islam and Otherness (Paris)

In the global context of identity tensions, migratory flows, depreciation of the image of the Muslim world and its association to Daesh and al-Qaeda’s terrorist attacks, the Institute of Science and Theology of Religions in Paris intends to carry out a research on the capacity of Islam to maintain a constructive and peaceful relationship with […]

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  • Mohamed Gamal Ali

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  • Antoine Fleyfel

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  • Alessandro Ferrari
  • Amin Elias

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The view of Lebanese Islam on the other: what specificity?

  • Salim Daccache

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  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella

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The use of the word kitab in the Qur’an and in an ancient Arabic version of the Gospels

  • Samir Arbache

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When religion divides the “community”. Dynamics of violence and pacification within Arab Levant

  • Marco Demichelis

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