Sofiane Elhabib Chetioui
Sofiane Elhabib Chetioui was born in 1986, in the province of Eloued, Algeria. He is the Imam Khatib of the Ammar ben Yasser Mosque in Batna, Algeria, and a teaching assistant at the University of Batna. He has a master’s degree in doctrine from Aldjinane University, Lebanon and in comparative religions from the University of Algiers. Currently he is working on his doctoral thesis. He is very interested in issues of dialogue and communication with others regardless of their affiliation. He believes in the dialogue of civilizations and alliance of civilizations and has published many studies on dialogue, including the articles “The Foundations of the Vision of Islam “, “The Foundations of Coexistence with Others Concluded in the Almadina Document”, and a study entitled “The Place of the Others in Judaism and Islam”.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
A Book “The Qualifications of Islam in Civilized Communication”
This initiative which targets the students of interfaith studies at the University of Batna is a book that seeks to consolidate the culture of dialogue and co-existence with the other through Quranic and prophetic texts. It aims to show that dialogue and coexistence among members of the human family is not only a virtue, but also a Legitimate necessity of life . Algeria has no religious diversity, but has ethnic diversity: Arabs, Amazigh, etc. and there are some doctrines and intellectual approaches that should coexist with each other, and this can only be satisfied by the culture of dialogue among university students. In addition, the initiative is an opportunity for masters and PhD students to engage in research on these issues.