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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is the time to pause and reflect”   Questions are always asked. Who is better? Who will win? What’s next? Do we need to emigrate? Why there are conflicts? Are the Egyptians aware enough to avoid these questions? Or do they skip points like...
Former French-Moroccan CAWU intern Dina Bouchkouch spoke with students at the webinar of June 22-24, 2020, about her personal experiences with interfaith/intercultural dialogue and why CAWU has been so important to her own personal development. This text was recorded and edited by the different...
A lecture from Dr. Tarek Mansour on Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East.
Eslam Othman is from a middle-class religious Muslim family in Alexandria. Prior to the removal of President Morsi in 2013 he was attracted to religious people with long beards, people associated to the Salafi movement. Eslam shows sympathy for the thoughts of leading Salafi thinker Dr. Muhammad...
Our students met on-line with Dr. Renee Hattar, since October 2016 the head of International Studies at the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Jordan, founded in 1994 by HRH Prince el-Hassan bin-Talal of Jordan.  RIIFS describes itself as “a non-profit, non-governmental organization that...
In evaluating the webinar Dr. Matthew Anderson appreciated the work done but said we should also address secularism. People often question religions for this and that. “Secularism is often given a free pass in these conversations as if there aren’t questions we can ask about secularism, as if there...
A number of Coptic intellectuals, members of parliament, and other public figures launched a signature campaign in support of Pope Tawāḍrūs who was attacked on social media. In a common statement, the group of people expressed their support for the Church and the Pope.
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
Arab-West Report is in favor of any fruitful dialogue between peoples of different religions and convictions. But what should be the focus of a debate? Should we focus on beliefs that we know will not bring different parties together or should we focus on themes that would show similarities in...
The publishing department of the American University in Cairo, AUC Press, has chosen ‘Coptic Christians and Muslims in Egypt: Two Communities, One Nation’ as their book of the month this June. The authors are Fikrī Andrāwus and Alison Orr-Andrawes, and the book was published in May.

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