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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...
Anger rose in the Muslim circles as well as Muslim organizations in Denmark after the decision of the Danish government to ban slaughtering animals in the Islamic manner was publicized. A number of activists have started a counter campaign that included Muslims and Jewish denominations (Mahmūd Zakī...
Organization Danish Halal that includes more than 53 Muslim organizations has criticized the decision of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture to ban any form of animal-slaughter without making them unconscious first. It considered this decision to be discriminatory against some religious minorities (...
The Evangelical Commission for Public and Social Services announced that this week, a high-level delegation from Denmark headed by Bishop of Copenhagen will visit Egypt. 
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.
Background: Metropolitan Bīshūy is known to be quite the controversial and outspoken figure in regards to other Christian denominations besides the Coptic Orthodox Church. In 2007, the metropolitan had reportedly made a statement in regards to the Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians in Egypt,...
Background: At the ninth United Nations Congress on the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, central issues were discussd regarding the spread of organized crime and the dangers posed by its international tendencies. The conference was held in Cairo from 29 April to 8 May 1995. It...
Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen was born in Denmark in 1963. He is director of The Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI), situated in Cairo, Egypt. Skovgaard-Petersen advocates striving for mutual understanding between cultures in order to live in peaceful coexistence. According to him this...
Flemming Rose is a Danish journalist, author and since 2010 foreign affairs editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. As culture editor of the same newspaper, he was responsible for the September 2005 publication of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons that led to huge controversy early the...
The Egyptian and Danish National Councils for Human Rights cooperate to spread a human rights culture The council’s efforts towards spreading human rights culture are continue to take place. Muhammad Fāʾiq, President of the Egyptian Council for Human Rights shortly before had signed an agreement of...
Islamophobia literally means an exaggerated or irrational fear of Islam. In current times, Islamophobia is on the rise worldwide.
As an intern at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation, my main aim has been to foster intercultural relations between the West and the Arab world. Integrated in a research team, I had the opportunity to delve into precise topics (such as the issue of mosque building in Egypt), and...
A De-radicalization Conference was held on 2-3 December 2009 in the Golden Tulip Flamingo Hotel, Cairo. The conference was hosted by the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute. About 12 papers were presented, mostly by Egyptians, but with contributions from Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom. In...
Professor Harald Suermann visited the CIDT office and delivered a lecture about Christian attitudes toward Muslims during the Umayad era. An article also reflects on a Gallup poll that states that Egypt is the most religious country in the world.
In his speech for the launch of the ENAWU network, Prince Hassan bin Talal discusses the need to develop global commons and to promote citizenship for all. He further explains the need to advance one ethical standard for all and the importance of dialogue between different cultures.
A camp is organized between Danes and Egyptians to promote dialogue and increase understanding between the Arab world and the West. Abrār al-Ghannām provides her impressions of the two week camp, highlighting activities and presenting her recommendations for such camps in the future.
Two Arab West Report interns comment on a discussion session they attended at Cairo University entitled, ’Dialogue among Civilizations: Repetitive Crises, Denmark and Netherlands as case studies’.
Can issues that challenge the church’s property leave the church and its religious leaders untouched?This article looks at two cases; one in Egypt and the other in Denmark to attempt to answer the question.
A number of interesting reports and papers written by Arab West Report interns are featured in this week’s edition. These reports cover issues such as church building, disputes over church property and a report on a recent international congress about Ibn ‘Arabi that was held in Cairo.

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