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The full program schedule for the Summer Webinar (July 2020).
Program Summer school 2019 The Center for Arab-West Understanding in cooperation with the Anglican Diocese of Egypt Program title: Moving Forward Together: Muslims and Christians together in Egyptian Society Period: July 2-July 6 and July 8. Sunday July 7 was a day off. Organized by the SGP,...
On September 30, 2019 the Center for Arab-West Understanding applied to the SGP for a summer school between June 22 and July 2. Due to the coronavirus crisis this was changed in April into a summer webinar on June 22-24.
The summer webinar of June 22-24, 2020, is supported by the Shiraka Program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that aims to promote democratization, strengthening the rule of law and good governance, and promoting employment in countries in the Middle East and North Africa.  Modern Egypt has...
Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
It is important to realize that there is not one narrative about the position of Christians in Egypt. Depending on where you stand, each narrative can seem plausible. That is what makes understanding Egypt so difficult.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is the time to pause and reflect”   Questions are always asked. Who is better? Who will win? What’s next? Do we need to emigrate? Why there are conflicts? Are the Egyptians aware enough to avoid these questions? Or do they skip points like...
Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
Dina Bouchkouch, a Muslim Moroccan- French student, interned twice at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, once in 2017 and again in 2019. In 2017 Dina came to know Egyptian Christianity. She wrote about Saint Simon the Tanner’s Monastery and went with Chinese intern Shangyun Shen to Maghagha,...

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