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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
On Sunday July 1st., the summer school group left the dormitories to attend a service in All Saints Cathedral (Anglican-Episcopal) in Zamalek, Cairo. 
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...
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...
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...
Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Al-Misrīyūn, on December 14,  comments that in few years, Churches bells will “not be heard anymore” in the United Kingdom, where Christians in big numbers are converting to be Muslims making Islam to be the fastest growing religion in the British state, this trend is expected to continue. 
Pope Benedict XVI chose yesterday, December 12, 2012, to join Twitter. The 85 year old Pope tweeted in English and seven other languages, thanking and blessing his followers. The message was re-tweeted 18,000 times. 
The Coptic Kimi Organization for Human Rights in Austria denounced the violations during referendum over the draft Constitution, demanding first phase of the referendum be nullified due to such alleged irregularities that occurred during the voting process.
Justice Ministry spokesman, Pierre Rance, submitted a request to European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, to lift the immunity of Marine Le Pen. The far-right leader and member of the European Parliament could face the charges of inciting racial hatred. 
The authorities in Belgium raised security alert in the country, as well as in other European countries to take similar steps, as angry reactions are expected to follow the broadcast of the new movie offending Islam.
In accordance to the statement disclosed by the spokesman of Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Aḥmad Abū Zayd, said that the Minister Sāmiḥ Shukrī had participated at the Panel Discussion of the Munich Security Conference 2018 (MSC), and had voiced his concern over the panel’s title ‘...
All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
Bishop Antonius of Ireland and Scotland said all expatriate Copts are keen on attending the great day of elections that some of them had private flight reservations, adding all Copts would cooperate with the new patriarch for the good of the church. [
Introduction by the translator The following is a translation of an e-mail by Sieghield Lacoere, the official spokesperson of the Belgian Minister of Justice, to Jarit Taelman, a Belgian journalist working with De Gazet van Antwerpen, “Re: Leslie Maras,” February 12, 2019. The original e-mail was...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding has ‘adopted’ Belgian prisoner Leslie Maras who has been since 2006 in an Egyptian prison for an effort to take drugs into Egypt. Leslie was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison which in Egypt means 25 years. His parents have tried through court...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb criticized the West’s constant bias in favor of the Zionist entity, adding the Palestinian issue is the very core of all problems in the region that failure to reach permanent and just solution and establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its...

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