n.12 December 2006

“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God” is a well-known principle,in the West at any rate, but is it really practised? Is “secularism” still a value? How can religious and cultural confrontation be kept open in an era in which Islamic radicalism tends to clash with Christian neo-radicalism? Scholars from different backgrounds, both secular and religious, discuss these questions in this Dossier. The very fact that they discuss these issues demonstrates that diversity is not necessarily synonymous with antagonism, for themes such as secularism, the rule of law, democracy and human rights are crucial for the world as a whole, not just the West. 

A journey back in time along the path of the early Christians; a travel with a notebook and a camera in search of a possible cohabitation between East and West, different cultures and religions, Islam and Judaism, in places where monotheism in conflict elsewhere generate surprising areas of cohabitation.


How easy is it to find another job when you’ve been fired? Pessimism reigns in Italy.Asked to rate the possibility of finding a new job on a scale of 1 to 10, Italians replied 5.2 onaverage, against a European average of 6.2

His company is among the four or five finest manufacturers of men’s clothing in the world, with a turnover of over € 130 million and net profits of € 3 million. He has factories in Romania, Slovakia and China. He is not interested in a stock exchange listing because he says the company is self-financed. Who will succeed 75- year-old Mantua native Carlalberto Corneliani?