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Epos converses with Professor Peter Antes

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Professor Peter Antes is a prominent German religious scholar. Professor Emeritus at the Insitute of Theology and Religious Studies at Leibniz University of Hannover, Peter Antes has a longstanding academic experience in history of religions and comparative religions. He has written many books and essays on the main aspects of religions. Prof. Antes has been president of many associations. He presided, and is still participating in the International Summer School on Religions in San Gimignano. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Prof. Peter Antes talks about the relationship between Islam and beauty, pointing out what the Quran says about beauty and how beauty is perceived by the Muslims, especially the new generations

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by Valeria Sforzini (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

It is almost clear that Turkey will not ever be seen the same way it was seen before the failed coup that took place last July. It still hard to explain how was it possible for Erdogan to turn an insurrection against his government into his favour. The absolute influence that the government is exerting over the people is touching every aspect of their life, and contrasting it would inevitably be linked to go against religion. The problem is that, even though a part of the population seemed open to embrace progress and to stand for liberty against this government, all of a sudden, everyone seemed prone to give its support to Erdogan and no one was anymore ready to admit a different way of thought



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by Valeria Sforzini (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

Bangladesh is constitutionally a secular State but, since the Sixties, the secularist nature of the country has been put in danger by the strong impulses given by the extremist Islamic groups. Although the government should protect the believers of any religion and defend those who express their position against Islam, in the last years too many secularist bloggers and intellectuals that spread messages of religious openness and of gender equality have been killed. A chain of violence and terror is threatening pacific coexistence in Bangladesh and the survival of religious minorities. EPOS’ analyst Valeria Sforzini investigates and discusses the sensitive issues of the “sectarian terror” in Bangladesh in the following article



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Epos converses with Antonella Appiano

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Antonella Appiano is a Middle Eastern issues journalist based in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. She is an independent researcher, an analyst and a writer, and her researchers and academic studies include the Arabic world and the Middle East area, Islam, multiculturalism and interfaith dialogue. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, she talks about the latest news from the region, discussing the Syrian conflict, the role of Gulf countries, the situation in Egypt and the position of Oman into the regional and international theatre. She depicts the context from the within, giving EPOS’ readers a detailed and thorough analysis of several issues

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Epos converses with Fadi Elhusseini

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

What is happening in the Middle East? Why the MENA region is at the forefront of international politics now more than ever? EPOS has interviewed Fadi Elhusseini, Political and Media Counselor, and associate fellow researcher at the Institute for Middle East Studies Canada, asking him to analyse and comment the crisis in the region from a geopolitical point of view. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Elhusseini focuses on the focal factors of the Syrian Civil War and the responsabilities of the US in the sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shias; he examines the raising of the Islamic State and points out the Kurdish issue; he outlines the reasons of the Russian intervention in Syria, and he gives EPOS' readers a new perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Epos converses with Fulvio Beltrami

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Fulvio Beltrami is an Italian journalist who has been living in Africa since 1993. He is based in Kampala, Uganda, and he has followed all the main events happened in Africa in the last 20 years. He is one of the main expert of Africa politics and issues. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Fulvio Beltrami analyses the current situation in Nigeria, focusing on Boko Haram and what has gone on behind the scenes. He marks the differences between the policy of President Buhari and his predecessor Jonathan towards Boko Haram, highlighting all the actors involved in the battle against terrorism. He ties the fate of Nigeria to that one of other African countries such us Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and he examines the effects of the European imperialism in these states. He discusses the concept of Pan Africanism related to politics, economy and society, giving EPOS readers an illuminating point of view on the present and the future of the Continent

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Epos converses with Ammara Farooq Malik

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Mrs. Ammara Malik is a Pakistani High Court Lawyer and an MA in Political Science. She has been involved in peacekeeping and peacebuilding issues since long time, and she is currently heading the SEPLAA Foundation as the Founder & CEO. In this exclusive interview for EPOS she discusses Pakistan's current situation, talking about sensitive topics such as the issue of the minorities and the condition of the Christian community in the country, the role of women in Pakistan, the status quo of the Pakistani Civil Society and the challenges that the population and all the institutions are asked to face

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Yazidis are facing a new attempt of genocide, the 74rd in their long history, due to absurd prejudices based on a wrong and negative interpretation of their religion.                                                               EPOS presents an exclusive photostory by Franz Gustincich, photojournalist working for EPOS with Emanuela C. Del Re, expert in Kurdistan issues and minorities. These pictures depict the Yazidi community in the core moment of their community life, that is the celebration of the "Feast of the Assembly", the greatest festival of the year for them, in Lalish temple.

EPOS aims at restoring the respect for the Yazidis as human beings, who must be allowed freedom in their beliefs and lifestyle.

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