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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...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
Christianity and Islam were the main focus of interreligious dialogue in the summer school. Not all participants, however, were adherents of those two religions. Some participants identified as being atheist, agnostic, or spiritualist. Two participants that identified as spiritualist presented...
On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
Among other things, this stimulating workshop helped to make students aware of the problem of stereotypes and how to avoid acting on them. The group was divided in smaller groups to discuss eight photos and four quotes made by individuals on the pictures. For each photo they had to guess the...
1. What did you learn in the workshop? Regularly following the news, I have always understood biased reporting, but when it comes to education, I think it was an eye-opening to see how different or dominant narratives could have an impact, not just in teaching about political history as I...
Mrs. Corry-Anne van der Tang, a researcher for the SGP (Reformed Political Party) in the Netherlands and a young graduate of the Faculty of Law gave an interesting presentation about Christian youth living in a Dutch secular society. 
On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
On July 5th, following lectures on the freedom of expression by Johan Snel and Dr Matthew Anderson, the Summer School group discussed freedom of expression and Islamic views of freedom of expression. Initially, Egyptian and Islamic students were invited to start the discussion, to share their...

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