AWR Quarterly Newsletter - October 2018

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We are pleased to present you hereby our third quarterly newsletter. It shows you the work we have engaged in within the previous quarter and the challenges we are facing. I would in particular like to point you to our newsletter “Why subscribers are important to Arab-West Report.” We need more subscribers since that shows how wide our information is distributed. If you feel that receiving around 50 newsletters per year is too much, then this quarterly newsletter is an excellent alternative. Please recommend your own contacts to subscribe to our newsletters.


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October 1, 2018.


Cornelis Hulsman,

Editor-in-chief Arab-West Report




English Newsletter


1) Upcoming Interfaith Lecture by Archbishop George Carey - Reforming Religious Discourse as a Way of Combating Terrorism

July 9, 2018 ​

Lord George Carey spoke at St. John the Baptist Anglican/Episcopal Church in Maadi, south Cairo. He addressed the important theme of reforming religious discourse as a way of combating terrorism and sectarian violence.

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2) Simone Osterwald’s Internship at CAWU

July 11, 2018

Simone, a former intern at CAWU, wrote about her experience with CAWU, and about her travels inside Egypt. Simone also wrote about meeting Diana Moore, an 18 year old Guinean girl who never got the chance to get more education than grade 2 in school, and how she worked with her on her career and education opportunities.

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3) Visiting Mount Sinai

July 12, 2018

Former intern Sergio Ponce León, from Mexico, wrote about his inspirational experience of traveling to Sinai and climbing Mount Sinai.

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4) Recognizing the Need for Unity between Muslims and Christians

July 16, 2018

Eslam Othman, a coexistence activist in Alexandria, Egypt, who also participated in the International Summer School, wrote on how religious leaders take positive steps to enable people with different beliefs to live together in peace and harmony.

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5) Education for Africans in Egypt

July 17, 2018

Samuel Nass, a former intern at CAWU, wrote about education for Africans in Egypt in light of his experience as an instructor at STARS refugee school in Maadi, Cairo. CAWU introduced Nass to the STARS.

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6) U.S. State Department Convenes Historic Summit on International Religious Freedom

July 29, 2018 

On July 24-26, the U.S. State Department convened The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, a landmark gathering for the promotion of international religious freedom.

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7) A Revolutionary Wake-up Call: No Paragon without Flaws

August 5, 2018

“There are plainly not enough words to describe this fallacy; perfect humans inhabiting a perfect universe, are we? We surely haven't evolved perfectly. Tracing our steps to Adam and Eve in the garden, or to an evolutionary distant past, we have made bloody choices since, too tasteless to put into words.”

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8) Why subscribers are important to Arab-West Report

August 8, 2018

The Dutch organization Kerk in Actie, which has been generously supporting our work since 2001, specified in their contract for 2018-2020 that they would like to see the distribution of our newsletters increase from 2000 to 4000 persons.

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9) The Murder of Bishop Epiphanius Deeply Traumatizes the Coptic Orthodox Church

August 9, 2018

On July 29, Bishop Epiphanius, abbot of St. Macarios, was murdered in his monastery. Bishop Epiphanius (68) was found dead on Sunday July 29 at 3.00 am with severe head injuries strongly indicating that he was murdered. His tragic death has shocked the nation and has been followed by intense speculation.

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10) Working towards a Libya Peace Conference; Rebuilding on “The Ashes of a Country”

September 17, 2018 

The civil war in Libya has claimed tens of thousands of civilian lives and has forced educated youth to flee the country. Rekaya el-Hafi, Tunisian humanitarian, is now supporting Libyans who want to bring Libya’s civil war to an end.

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11) Egyptian NGOs Are Struggling

September 26, 2018 

Our intern Megan Molitor wrote a paper about NGOs struggling to carry out their work in Egypt. These struggles have become particularly intense since president al-Sīsī signed the new NGO law 70 on May 24, 2017.

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12) Arrested and Expelled

September 30, 2018 

Many Africans come to Egypt in search for work. Days ago, Kenyan national Eve was arrested because Egyptian authorities discovered that her visa had been fake. Eve’s story is not unique. It shows how difficult it is for Egypt to properly manage migration.

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Dutch Newsletter


1) Start van een school voor kinderen zonder onderwijskansen in Egypte - Helpt u mee?

August 29, 2018


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2) Uitnodiging voor een informatieve avond op 18 September met Rekaya el-Hafi (Tunesië) en Kees Hulsman

September 8, 2018


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3) De Haagse Week van de Vrede, morgen spreekt Mw. Rekaya el-Hafi uit Tunesië

September 17, 2018


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