Pope Francis called Friday for a reform of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about dialogue with Judaism and Islam, and that overall there must be greater freedom in theological research and academic pursuits.The Jesuit pope made the call during a speech at the Jesuit-run theology university in Naples. It follows his outreach this year to the Muslim world with the signing of a joint statement with the imam of Cairo’s Al Azhar, the seat of Sunni learning, establishing the relationship between Catholics and Muslims as brothers, with a common mission to promote peace….more: wnd
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW“I am a proud feminist,” says young Ennahda candidate Sayida Ounissi, who wants to be the voice of Tunisian youth. She tells MEMO about what it’s like being a young, veiled politician and Islamist party feminist and why dialogue will “cure” the Tunisian society.
As October 26, the date of Tunisia’s first parliamentary election since the country’s new constitution, nears, preparations and campaigning are on the agenda for the country’s Islamist party candidate Sayida Ounissi. The 27-year-old, an elegant and eloquent PhD student, is hoping to become one of the 217 Parliamentarians shaping the next five years of her country’s future.more .middleeastmonitor