safinat nuh – la pira library’s network for universal humanity in palermo

SAFINAT NUH

La Pira Library’s Network for Universal Humanity in Palermo

The Network for Universal Humanity (NUH) was founded following a conference discussion on 24-25 June 2019 among scholars of different institutions that convened at La Pira Library and Research Center on the History and Doctrines of Islam, the Fscire research pole, established in Palermo as part of the Foundation’s research. The Network’s full name “SAFINAT NUH”, which literally means “Noah’s Arch” in Arabic, reflects its ambition to bring diverse voices together for a shared ethics of civility and recognition.

The Network is composed of scholars and researchers of Islam, and aspires to expand to include professionals, religious leaders and members of civil society across different countries.

Its goal is to highlight Islamic pluralism, and to draw attention to the multiple ways of living the Muslim faith by bridging the pressing challenges of the contemporary world with the rich and plural history of the Muslim tradition and heritage, and by sharing knowledge, resources and interactive tools for dialogue, to catalyze a process of personal and collective growth, enrichment and diversity.

Founding Members:

  • Jocelyne Cesari, University of Birmingham, and University of Georgetown.
  • Rana Dajani, Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard University and Jordan University.
  • Mohammed Hashas, Fscire-La Pira Center, Palermo; Luiss University of Rome.
  • Hicham Alaoui, Harvard University.
  • Alessandra Vitullo, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento
  • Federico Ruozzi, Fscire, Bologna
  • Alba Fedeli, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Ivana Panzeca, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Margherita Picchi, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Ines Cumerlato, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Rosanna Budelli, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Francesca Badini, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Francesco Cargnelutti, Fscire-La Pira, Palermo
  • Taraneh Wilkinson, Fscire, Bologna.

Steering Committee:

  • Jocelyne Cesari, University of Birmingham, and University of Georgetown.
  • Rana Dajani, Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard University and Jordan University.
  • Mohammed Hashas, Fscire-La Pira Center, Palermo; Luiss University of Rome.
  • Hicham Alaoui, Harvard University.
  • Valeria Fabretti, Center for Religious Studies, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy.

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