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The paper aims at presenting the religious education at the German School in Cairo (DEO) as one of the very few examples of schools offering interreligious education in Egypt.  In order to give the cooperative religious education at DEO a fair examination,
Nour Saad is Egyptian, a former student at the DEO, studies political science and sociology in Germany, and interned between March 1 and April 2, 2020, with the Center for Arab-West Understanding where she wrote a report about the cooperative religious education at the German Evangelical...
1. What did you learn in the workshop? Regularly following the news, I have always understood biased reporting, but when it comes to education, I think it was an eye-opening to see how different or dominant narratives could have an impact, not just in teaching about political history as I...
1. Should intercultural dialogue emphasize cultural differences, similarities, or give equal attention to both? Please explain your answer. I still think a certain balance is needed, but when it comes to explaining similarities in a shallow way this could be problematic, for instance saying that...
In his book, Impressions of Egypt [Inṭibāʿāt ʿan Miṣr], French voyageur Étienne-Louis Malus observes the impact of French culture and schools established by French missionaries on Egyptian society at the beginning of the 19th century.  Even though these schools were established and run by monks and...
In this op-ed, the author argues that ignoring the local and sectarian nature of the Armenian and Syriac genocides comes at the risk of having these sentiments resurface again.  He then focuses on how these events tie with the situation on the ground for Christians in Turkey and Syria and the...
The Papal Headquarters at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ʿAbāssiyya today saw the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Institute of Coptic Studies and the Faculty for Specific Education at al-Zaqāzīq University.
The Israeli Center for Near East Policy Research reviewed more than one hundred text books that are used in Palestinian schools. The writer Nurit Yohanan pointed out that the results clearly demonstrate that the upcoming generations of Palestinians are taught to hate Israel. The school curricula of...
The director of the Egyptian Liberal Democracy Institute, Dāliyyā Ziyāda, said that the Administrative Court was right in rejecting the appeal case against the niqāb-Ban for teaching staff at Cairo University. Ziyāda confirmed that it is important for every working woman to be able to communicate...
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Awqāf, Aḥmad al-Qāḍī, commented on the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision according to which university teaching staff at Cairo University are not allowed to wear the niqāb.

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