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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...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to a lecture in Hofgeismar, Germany, about his research about the violence around the Monastery of Abū Fānā, Egypt. Prof. Karl Pinggéra opened the conference with a reference to the Egyptian Holy Family tradition. Hulsman responded to this by linking...
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
Jayson Casper recently interviewed Father Basilius from the Coptic Orthodox Church on the role of monasticism in the church. He asked him specifically about issues related to the Monastery of Abū Fānā which was at the heart of a dispute last year with local Arab communities.
AWR Editor-in-Chief presents a paper on peace building, focusing on the work of CIDT, AWR and the ZIVIC project. The paper discusses the role of the media, governance and identity in interreligious conflict in Egypt, incorporating how the Arab-West Group can help in terms of study and...
Ihāb Ramzīwas the Christian lawyer representing the monks from the monastery of Abū Fānā. He took on the case a week after the attack on the monastery on May 31, 2008 and claims that he stepped down from the case after the governor of Minia pressured him to do so.
Cornelis Hulsman interviewed Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr and discussed Christian emigration from Egypt, the need to build up Egypt into a democratic state again and the importance of dealing with Egyptian problems within Egypt and not as a result of foreign interference.
Sāmih Fawzī discusses Egypt’s emigration problem, the need for greater transparency and Coptic expatriates. He also calls on Christians to be active players in Egyptian society andbelieves that in the modern age socio-economic factors are more of a uniting force than religion.
The Religious Liberty Group of the World Evangelical Alliance has written a report on the escalation of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. Hulsman quotes from the report and adds his own comments.
The four main issues discussed in the AWR editorials are: comments and critiques on the media, Muslim-Christian and Arab-West relations, AWR activities and attention for its work and finally difficulties in running AWR

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