Tag: Theology

Pope Francis seeks more freedom in theology, dialogue with Islam

Pope Francis seeks more freedom in theology, dialogue with Islam 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

Contributions of Islamic Theology to Modern Day Public Health

Exploring Islam’s contribution to public health has been an astounding journey for me. 2016-05-02-1462205262-670129-Albucasis_blistering_a_patient_in_the_hospital_at_Cordova.jpgWorking across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia in Muslim majority countries, I’m amazed at not only the history of Islamic theology in contributing to our modern day understanding of public health, but also its potential to improve its practice. Yet, what is puzzling is that very little attention is given to the relationship between Islam and public health, especially… more: huffingtonpost