The Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies (IDEO)
IDEO was founded in Cairo in 1953 at the request of the Holy See to open a dialogue, without proselytism, between Muslim and Christian scholars. It is home to one of the most extensive collections of works on Arabic culture and Islam and is recognized as a preeminent research institution by international scholars. The IDEO is comprised of a team of approximately twelve scholars, mainly Dominicans. Approximately ten of the scholars live in Cairo, where they devote themselves to the IDEO’s library and welcome visitors and readers. Those who live outside of Egypt lecture in universities or work in research centers such as the CNRS in France. Some twelve other scholars are supporting them. IDEO works toward better knowledge and understanding of the Arab-Muslim cultural heritage and toward the improvement of Islamic and Christian relations.
IDEO celebrates 60 years
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