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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...
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
The Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) has “adopted” Belgian prisoner Leslie Maras, who was arrested in February 2006 for attempting to smuggle drugs into Egypt and was sentenced to life in prison. The sentence is extremely harsh for European standards. His parents were in Egypt for one week...
It has been several months now since I first discovered Arab West Report. One day, at home, I had a look at the AWR website and I began reading its content, as I had always been interested in learning more about religions in the Middle East and how they coexist. I was so surprised when I realized...
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...
Thank you for inviting me to this conference organized by UN Global Compact in the "Private Sector's Contribution in Supporting Interfaith Understanding" session. It is a great honor to be with you and I see this as a recognition for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation work in our...
The 2014 Egyptian Constitution; Perspectives from Egypt
On September 18th, we met in the Christian Reformed Church of Den Haag in the Netherlands Mrs. Rekaya al-Hafi [Rūqaīya al-Ḥāfī] from Tunisia. She is preparing for participation in the Tunisian presidential elections of 2019. She is going into the elections as a humanitarian activist, and works on...
The Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) started a Learning Center because it discovered that many African children in Cairo have big learning gaps. They had, thus far, no place to go to. For Egyptians, there is compulsory education. Syrian refugees are able to make use of the Egyptian school...
Dr. Muḥī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, secretary of the Islamic Research Academy, called for the unity of the world and the importance of dialogue for promoting peaceful coexistence, particularly at this time in which religion is abused. 
Editor AWR: The Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) is attracting a lot of young graduates who lack work experience. It is hard for young graduates who lack the network of a well-to-do family to find work. But once they have obtained work experience their changes on the labor...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman’s call for ecumenism with Islam is sympathetic. The problem, however, is the blend of religion and politics. Rulers/governments tend to make use of religion for their own benefit. Religious leaders, on the other hand, try to win the support of the political leaders of their...
Eildert Mulder takes issue with Janneke Stegeman’s claim of “the myth of religiously motivated violence.” Of course, there is more than only religiously motivated violence, but Islamic extremists have demonstrated that Islamic inspired violence exists, however much this is despised by the great...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman calls for ecumenism with Islam. Good relations with Muslims are very important but one cannot ignore that the existence of Christianity in virtually all Muslim majority countries is under threat. Another problem is that most Muslims do not accept the concept of freedom of...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman, a Dutch Protestant Christian theologian and researcher in the Old Testament, religion, conflict and peacebuilding, believes ecumenism between Christians, Muslims and Jews should be seriously considered. Stegeman’s arguments are given and so is the critique on her arguments by...
This interview was conducted in July 2015 with Father Hātūr ʿAbdullāh [Hathur ʿAbdullah], pastor of the Church of The Holy Virgin in Kafr Darwīsh, district of al-Fashn, Beni Suef governorate, around a month after reports about sectarian strife in his village. The interview was arranged through...
The village of Dimshāw has become the scene of tensions between Muslims and Christians because Christians wanted to change a prayer house into a church building. It happens a lot that Christians in villages with no or insufficient church buildings meet for prayer in a house. Generally Muslims in...
Ayad Mossad [ʿAyyād Musʿad] discusses his time as foundation chairman of the Arab-West Report as well as some background information on his life. Accompanied is a contextual commentary included by Cornelis Hulsman.
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...

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