Nayla Tabbara is Director of the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management at Adyan Foundation and founding member of Adyan, Foundation for Diversity, Solidarity and Human Dignity.
She holds a PhD in Science of Religions from Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne-Paris) and Saint Joseph University (Beirut) and is a university professor in Religious and Islamic Studies.
She is also a muslim woman theologian and has publications in the fields of Islamic theology of other religions, Islamic Feminism, Education on interreligious and intercultural diversity, Qur'anic exegesis and Sufism. She works on curricula development (formal and non-formal) on multifaith education, inclusive citizenship and FoRB.
She has received the Gold Medal of the French Renaissance Award and the Special Jury award of the Fr. Jacques Hamel Prize (2019) and the Ecritures et Spiritualités Award for her book A woman's interpretation of Islam (2018, in French L'islam pensé par une femme).
Her publications include The spiritual path according to sufi commentaries of the Qur'an(2018), in French L'itinéraire spirituel d'après les commentaires soufis du Coran); Divine Hospitality: Christian and Muslim Theologies of the Other (2017, co-author with Fadi Daou also in Arabic, French and German); What about the other: a question for intercultural education in the 21st century (editor, 2012 in Arabic); Islamic Studies in the Contemporary world: a cross cultural challenge (2016, editor, in Arabic); and the UNESCO publication Christianity and Islam in the context of contemporary culture: Perspectives of interfaith dialogue from Russia and the Middle-East (2010, co-editor with Dimitri Spivak).
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