Telos Magazine targets public theology in West Asia and North Africa

By Christo El Morr

The following is from Dr Christo El Morr, Associate Professor of Health Informatics at York University in Toronto, based on his participation in the CAFCAW conference in Cyprus in 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network.

During the CAFCAW 2019 conference that took place in Cyprus on 31 October 31 – 3 November 2019, a group of participating theologians, artists, and professors launched a new bilingual (Arabic and English) magazine addressing challenges in West Asia and North Africa (WANA) from a theology perspective. The publication is titled ‘Telos Magazine’ and aims to deliver a critical, engaged, and open perspective for the population of the region; as such, it is a non-academic popular magazine targeting the public.

Telos Magazine International Editorial Board launch Issue No 0. From left to right: Dr Pamela Charabieh (Lebanon), Dr Michel Andraos (Canada), Dr Anne Zaki (Egypt), Dr Christo El Morr (Canada), Dr Mitri Raheb (Palestine), Dr Assad Kattan (Germany), Dr Najib George Awad (USA).

Telos Magazine seeks to disseminate critical and bold Christian theological thought with the aim of opening a dialogue on the link between faith and human affairs in society. Issues would include nature, politics, economics, education, science, wars and violence, women’s rights, people with disabilities, freedom and authority, poverty and social justice, human rights, liberation theology, sex education, ethics of science (e.g. life sciences, artificial intelligence), Christianity and modernity, Christianity and culture, Christian-Christian relations, and Interfaith dialogue.

The Telos Magazine founding International Editorial Board includes the following scholars (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Michel Andraos (Canada)
  • Dr Najib George Awad (USA)
  • Dr Pamela Chrabieh (Lebanon)
  • Dr Assad Kattan (Germany)
  • Dr Christo El Morr (Canada)
  • Dr Mitri Raheb (Palestine)
  • Dr Anne Zaki (Egypt)

During the event, the editorial board distributed the Issue Zero of the magazine on the theme of ‘Christianity and War’ and introduced the magazine’s raison-d’être and vision.

Telos Magazine’s founding editorial board meets during their retreat in Cyprus in October 2019.

The Editorial Board of Telos Magazine would like to invite all interested authors to visit the magazine’s website and submit their articles (2000-2500 words) for the next issue on ‘Christianity, revolution and liberation’ expected in June 2020. The submission deadline is 31 March 2020.