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From July 26 to July 7, the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development and the Center for Arab-West Understanding, jointly administered a highly successful intercultural summer school. The school was sponsored through the SGP party (Reformed Political Party) in the Netherlands, who support...
Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen was born in Denmark in 1963. He is director of The Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI), situated in Cairo, Egypt. Skovgaard-Petersen advocates striving for mutual understanding between cultures in order to live in peaceful coexistence. According to him this...
Jacques Waardenburg is a Dutch emeritus professor and believes that most Muslim countries have great drawbacks, and that Muslims want and need to see values such as justice, security and democracy prevail. Regarding democracy, Waardenburg believes that, in principle, people should participate in...
David D. Grafton is a Lutheran pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and a scholar of both Christianity and Islam. As a scholar Dr. Grafton is explicitly involved in interfaith relations as a graduate of Christian theology and a professor of Islamic Studies. While serving as pastor...
Father van Nispen is a Jesuit priest, who is strongly involved in relationships with Islam. In the beginning of his priesthood he chose 'The service of reconciliation' to be his motto. In an interview with Egyptian Al-Ahram Weekly on December 31, 1998, he clarified: "My interpretation of the term...
On February 11, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) board of directors issued a warning not to travel to Egypt for study and/or research. Our Center for Arab-West Understanding disagrees. The brutal murder of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni is a great tragedy, first of all for his family,...
Daniel van der Meulen (1894-1989) deeply influenced the choice of Cornelis Hulsman to focus his studies on Muslim-Christian relations. This text describes the life and work of Daniel van der Meulen.
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
Editor: Cornelis Hulsman was asked to write the Vienna Community Church a congratulation on the occasion of their 55th anniversary of their establishment by late AWR board of advisors member Prof. Dr. Otto Meinardus. The text below was placed on the website of the VCC, http://members.aon.at/william...
Polemics are poison to interfaith relations. Unfortunately the salve of dialogue and cooperation often fails to make as wide an impression, leaving wary religious communities under the assumption of mutual opposition. Polemics reduces ambiguity and nuance, allowing the non-specialist citizen to...

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