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Ethnic Violence

Many of the conflicts or mass violence of recent decades have been characterised by the adjective “ethnic”. This means that the leading players were groups opposing one another on the basis of identitarian, religious, linguistic or more generally cultural assertions..

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Terrorism

This is an ambiguous word.

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Ethnocentrism

While empathy breaks down the barriers of borders, ethnocentrism – the supposed superiority of one’s own cultural world – is addressed at strengthening them, and if possible, at raising new ones.

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Other

The process resulting in the definition of one’s own identity – hence an “us” – in an oppositional manner by, explicitly or implicitly comparing ourselves with “others”, is considered a universal movement in every society.

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The Kurds

An ethnic and linguistic minority in the Near East, the Kurds now live divided between Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, in a region unofficially known as Kurdistan, where they have always been the object of persecution and oppression.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Philosophy and Religion
IT Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Man who took the Koran away from extremists

After the dossier entitled Remembering Abu Zayd, our tribute to the great Egyptian philospher who died in July continues. These are new contributions from his friends and colleagues.

Nasr my teacher
Navid Kermani

The case of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
Abdou Filali-Ansary

Farewell, Master of critical thought
Sadik Al-Azm

The bitter destiny of a brave man
Paolo Branca

The «evolution» of the Koran
Massimo Campanini

Portrait of an Islamic freethinker

Ramin Jahanbegloo

A pioneer for democracy

Fred Dallmayr

My personal hero
Abdullahi A. An-Na'im


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interesd to reseddoc

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