The students at Wheaton College were surprised: Wait, Saint Augustine was African? Current Issue May 2019.
Shown the international award-winning Augustine: Son of Her Tears for a freshman seminar that reads his Confessions, they witnessed history brought to life beyond the text, said Sarah Miglio, dean of curriculum.
So did the Muslim actors who depicted the story of the Christian theologian. The cast and creators now want to remind the world—and especially their own people in North Africa—that the church father properly belongs to their heritage.
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History repeating itself over and over, Iraq and its Capital City Baghdad know how the first to pay is as always those that the mob instinctively understand as being the seat of power. Knowledge that is; so destroying the libraries was like getting rid of the symbols of the civilisation. However, unlike their predecessors, the […]
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Algeria has 26 universities and 65 institutions of higher education. These include law and medical schools and technical institutes with the oldest institution operating for over 136 years. With one of the highest rates of education in the region, Algeria has nevertheless problems related to its immediate environment which basically stem from its long-time lack of independence and / or subservience to the country’s highly centralised governance model. Laeed Zaghlami, elaborates on the main issues on October 6, 2017 in Issue No:477 of University World News.
It is to be noted that unlike its neighbouring countries, none of the institutions predating the country’s fall to the French colonial occupation has been rehabilitated to a modern equivalent status.
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