Ideas, values

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Mustapha Cherif : Éducation et islam [Education and Islam]

on March 10th, 2015 | Values

Education is an issue that raises concerns in all societies. Each civilisation has its own unique take on this important subject. There is agreement in some areas and disagreement in others. However, everyone now recognises that education is essential for producing quality citizens, promoting development and defining the social model.

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Bariza Khiari : Le soufisme : spiritualité et citoyenneté [Sufism: spirituality and citizenship]

on March 10th, 2015 | Values

In recent years, Islam has become an eminently political subject. Its religious and spiritual dimension has melted away leaving nothing but controversy. In this cacophony, only the obscurantists on one hand and the islamophobes on the other have their say in the media, in a formidably effective display of one-upmanship and mutual legitimisation. As a result, the headscarf has become the niqab. For too long, the debate in France has focused mainly on the issue of visibility in public spaces. A distorted image of Islam emerges from this double manipulation, both in society as a whole and among Muslims themselves.

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Ahmed Bouyerdene : L’humanisme et l’humanité en islam [Humanism and humanity in Islam]

on March 10th, 2015 | Values

Since first coined, the term "humanism", a frequently over-used portmanteau word if ever there was one, has covered fields which are as diverse as they are wide-ranging. Through the centuries, the term has been associated (when not substituted for) philology, philosophy, ethics, progress, romanticism, etc. However, the foundations of humanism may be reduced to two key areas: the quest for knowledge – especially in relation to mankind and its place in the universe – and the love of humanity and the preservation of its dignity.

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Tareq Oubrou : Coran, clés de lecture [Keys to understanding the Koran]

on March 10th, 2015 | Values

Islam is a monotheistic, revealed religion. Its book of reference, the Koran, is considered to be the word of God (or Allah in Arabic), He of the Old and New Testaments: a God who exists, communicates and commands. In other words, a God who is interested in man and his condition and who expects man to be involved in the relationship and offer something in return. Islam shares with Christianity in particular the notion of eschatological salvation and the universality of its message, which is intended for all humanity and not just one specific population.

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Laurence Daziano – The new wave of emerging countries

on November 5th, 2014 | Growth

In 2001, an economist at Goldman Sachs coined the acronym BRICS to mark the entry of emerging countries into the global economy. The concept of emergence is now back in the ascendancy reflecting an international landscape which has undergone profound change. Since this concept emerged, classifications based on broad and sometimes vague criteria have been devised to identify new emerging countries.

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What future for the European left ?

on December 26th, 2011

Sir Stuart Bell, member of the supervisory board of the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, labour member of Parliament studies the future of the European Left.

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Iran: civil revolution?

on July 14th, 2010 | Values

What exactly happened in Iran in June 2009? Why, when Ahmadinejad’s election in 2005 failed to spark any protests, did the Iranian people take to the streets after his re-election four years later? What are the precise characteristics of the protest movement that emerged following the disputed 12 June 2009 election? Who were the young […]

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