Relations between the Arab and Islamic World and the non-Arab and non-Islamic World

We are grateful for the blog space Egypt Today is providing Arab-West Report, an electronic magazine and database founded in 1997 to foster understanding between people of different cultures and convictions. We believe in pluralism, which means that we have to accept that people, both individuals...
Arab-West Report, of course, wants to be quoted. German researcher Matthias Gillé has indeed done so, and has made extensively use of AWR sources for his 202-page thesis titled, “Der koptische Papst Shenouda III. Beobachtungen zu Theologie und Biografie.” He referred nine times to Hulsman in the...
The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. People work less hours and businesses can get a bit slow. On the other hand, however, very few can deny the level of...
The month of July is to be the month of Ramadan this year. At the time of writing this article, it was expected that the beginning of Ramadan will be the 29th of June, this is a presumption based on astrological knowledge. The real beginning will be announced in every country by the “ro’ya”, i.e....
This summer will mark my third Ramadan spent in Egypt since I began traveling to the country in January 2011.  My first experience of an Egyptian Ramadan in the summer of 2011 remains particularly memorable, both as a cultural and personal experience.
As a student who signed up to study Arabic in the autumn of 2010, I looked forward to the third year of my degree (abroad in an Arabic-speaking country) with a lot of excitement – there were so many options to choose from. I had organised a three-month teaching placement in Muscat, Oman to begin...
For more than 20 years, I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity and to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding between them. Islam is the second-largest faith community in the world and the second-largest in Britain, and so bridges between Islam and Christianity are something...
  Dr. Enan Galaly, having the Knight of Dannebrog title bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Ambassador of Historical Relations between Denmark and the Middle East and chairman of the Advisory Council for the International Association of University Presidents worldwide, and...
During our first trip to the Fayoum Oasis, other interns and I had the chance to visit the “Beautiful Oasis”, a school for children with special needs. When we left the car after our nearly two hour trip out of Cairo, the first thing we recognized was the peacefulness of the whole area. Fresh air...
Are you crazy? For sure? Why Cairo? These were some of the questions my family and friends (especially family) asked me when I first told them about my internship at the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU), a center for intercultural dialogue, here in Maadi, Cairo.Of course, prior to...

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