Reflections and perspectives for an eco-friendly Ramadan

  The world is sweet and verdant, and verily Allah has made you stewards in it, and He sees how you acquit yourselves. Hadīth from Abū  Sa’īd Al-Khudrī   The relationship between Islam and ecology is, today, crucial. For two simple reasons: 1) we are living in what Ahmed Paul Keeler, of the University of Cambridge, defines as an age of crisis, a deeply critical phase in which the environment is particularly penalized; 2)...

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Vatican Radio Interviews Emanuela Marinelli on the Shroud of Turin

Vatican Radio Interviews Emanuela Marinelli on the Shroud of Turin

Emanuela Marinelli, graduated in Natural and Geological Sciences, is one of the main experts on the Shroud of Turin. She has authored several books on this topic. She has recently participated in the ‘Jalsa Salana’ — the annual meeting of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community — near London, where an important exhibition on the Shroud was set up. While in the airport, waiting for her return flight to Rome, she was interviewed on the 5th of August...

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Discussing Jesus in depth; interview with David Rolfe

Discussing Jesus in depth; interview with David Rolfe

David Rolfe is a producer/director with an international BAFTA-winning career including 10 years with ITV (LWT) and, subsequently, BBC, RAI (Italy) and Discovery. Responsible for major network programmes featuring leading figures from every walk of life, prime ministers and royalty. As senior partner at the Performance Group, pioneered the development of management coaching through Performance Consultants and took it from start up to major...

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Update of Cannabis and its medical use

Update of Cannabis and its medical use

Dr. Priya Ranjan Avinash, Chief psychiatrist in Sarvam Neuropsychiatric hospital, New Delhi. He has already contributed to this blog magazine with an article about women mental health.    Introduction   There is a heated discussion going on while I write, the world over to make “medical cannabis” legal. After alcohol, it is the 2nd most widely used psychoactive substance world –wide. Its use is largest among the youth and there is...

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The Shroud between science and faith; interview with Bruno Barberis

The Shroud between science and faith; interview with Bruno Barberis

To read the interview in Italian, click here! Bruno Barberis was born in Turin on March 1, 1953. In 1975 he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Turin. Since 1983 he has been serving as an Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematics at Turin University. He has taught a variety of subjects, including rational mechanics, mathematical physics, mathematical analysis, approximation...

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Ladakh (August 2014)

Ladakh (August 2014)

The English translation of a section of the book Gesù in India? (Jesus in India?) where it is reported my visit to Ladakh and to Hemis’s Monastery where, at the end of nineteenth century, have been found crucial manuscripts about possible stay of Jesus in India. Translation of full book is in process and it will be soon available in English as well. The synopsis is already available, you can read it clicking here. A big thanksgiving is...

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; for a violence-free Islam

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; for a violence-free Islam

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been founded nearly one hundred and thirty years ago. It has soon spread from its place of origin (India) and, today, it is present worldwide, counting tens of millions of members. Headquartered in London, it is well reputed in Europe, probably because of its tolerant and nonviolent approach, explicit in its slogan Love for all, hatred for none.   Qadian is a small town in Punjab (India) with around forty...

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Jesus in India? One question, several answers

Jesus in India? One question, several answers

Jesus in India? is both an essay and a travelogue in one. It has been written in several libraries and in the field and should be available, in English translation (the original is in Italian) in a couple of months. It is the report of a journey to understand more about the “possible stay of Jesus in India”. The journey begins in Ladakh (a region in Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir), in August 2014 with a visit to Hemis monastery where —...

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