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In Egypt, many local supermarkets sell ISIS products; such as cereals, teas and honey. ISIS is the brand name of some products of a company called SEKEM, which produces products ranging from phytopharmaceutical medicines to cotton textiles. In 2012, SEKEM established Heliopolis University for...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
This article was written with the purpose of exploring the overlapping interests between MISEREOR & CIDT/CAWU, which, in my view, explains the many years of cooperation between MISEREOR & CIDT/CAWU. This paper provides a brief overview of both parties, their goals and achievements, and...
The Arab-West Report Database houses a collection of text based reporting on Siwa Oasis, its history, culture, and people. 
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
The presidential elections committee stated yesterday, June 17 that the results of the presidential elections will be announced on Thursday, June 21. Yet, both presidential candidates, Muhammad Mursī and Ahmad Shafīq, have claimed victory, both claiming to have received between 51 and 52 percent of...
Cornelis Hulsman addresses Egyptian Christians' fear of the strong shift towards Islamism in Egypt and the repercussions it may have for the Christian community. He discusses this fear in the context of current situation in Egypt with regard to the further decline of the economy, the power struggle...
On May 14, 2012 the Center for Arab West Understanding (CAWU) discussed the results of its months-long study of Article Two in the Egyptian Constitution. These were presented publically at the Association for Upper Egypt, in the Ramsis area of downtown Cairo.
The German Catholic organization Missio asked Arab-West Report about Migration, dialogue and socio-pastoral challenges for Christians in Egypt. Father Douglas May, MM, A U. S. Catholic priest’s perspective based on 18 of the last 30 years in Egypt.
 AWR's managing director Hānī Labīb analyzes a paper that was distributed by salafīs downtown Cairo, protesting the alleged imprisonment of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest who alegedly wanted to convert to Islam for divorce reasons.    
The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
AWR's intern Toon Bijnens analyzes the media coverage on the church of Two Martyrs St. Mina and St. George incident.   The church is located in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh (Governorate of Helwan). Angry Muslim young-men set the church on fire after seeing a muslim girl with a christian young-man called '...
A paper focusing on the role of traditional reconciliation sessions in the Egyptian legal system, written to answer questions such as “Do reconciliation sessions have a relation to the law? If so, what is it? Are the examples of misuse highlighted by Copts aberrations of an overall beneficial...
This paper explores the issue of Izbet Bushra** in depth, seeking to discover the larger context behind the incident as provide integration of as many facts and testimonies as could be collected. This has been done through access to the many media reports published about village, as well as through...
Rochelle Curtis has undertaken a study of all media reports in the Arab West Report database which mention the word reconciliation. She has categorized these into seventeen cases, exploring in each one the root causes, the conflicting parties, the injuries suffered and damages inflicted, the major...
This paper focuses on the issues of peace-building in Egypt. Using Johan Galtung’s methodology of conflict resolution following medical practice of diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy, this peacemaking project suggests better practices. The diagnosis is examining the problems and studying past cases...

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