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I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
Selected photos and student testimonials from the 2019 SGP/CAWU summerschool. 
Building on a successful 2018 intercultural summer school with the SGP (Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij) and the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) partnered in July 2019 with the SGP and the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Egypt to...
في 22  يونيو, قام مركز التقارب العربي الغربي باستضاافة القس يؤانس للتحدث عن قضية التكفير التي تمت في قرية أشنين النصارى بالمنيا. كانت بداية الحديث عن ماذا حدث في قرية أشنين؟. بدأ الحديث عن االقرية  و خدمته فيها لمدة 28 سنة من 1997 حتي 2008. أشار سيادته أن قرية أشنين  قرية رائعة ولا توجد بها أية...
من خلال ندوة الشيخ محمد عبد العاطي تم طرح بعض الأمور المتعلقة بالأاديان. في بداية الندوة قام الشيخ محمد عبد العاطي بطرح بعض التساؤلات التي أجاب عنها خلال الندوة مثل : " ما حقيقة الدين؟", " ما سبب التدين ؟ " و "متي نشاء هذا الدين؟ ". في بداية الندوة قام الشيخ بتفسير كلمة "الدين" و أصولها. كلمة " دين...
On September 26-27, 2019, the MED-HUB project organized a workshop in Trieste, Italy on Values and Religion in the Euro-Mediterranean Region »Towards the Tolerant and Plural Dialogues of Values and Religions in the Euro Mediterranean« with the aim of mapping the relevant knowledge and discussing...
Diana Sakakini [Diana al-Sakākīnī] was born in Milan, Italy, from the prestigious al-Sakākīnī family of Christian Syrian origins that has left indelible marks in Egypt as the majestic al-Sakākīnī Palace in Old Cairo testifies. She was educated in Italy but later returned to Egypt where her parents...
On April 17, 2019, Tunisian humanitarian activist Ms. Rekaya al-Hafi [Ruqaiyya al-Ḥāfī] met with Mr. Laurens van Doeveren, Libya expert of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This meeting had been prepared by Cornelis Hulsman of the Center for Arab-West Understanding. It was attended by Mr....
As an Italian who has lived in Alexandria of Egypt for one year, every time I go back to this Mediterranean city, I feel extremely welcomed. Many inhabitants of Alexandria are willing to share with me their experience of interaction with the numerous Italians that once lived in that city. Similarly...

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