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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...
The text of the lecture of Prof. Dr. Hans Achterhuis
The 2014 Egyptian Constitution; Perspectives from Egypt
Title: Interview with Agnes Odoli and Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Discussing African Domestic Workers in Cairo, Egypt Date of interview: June 9, 2018 Location of interview: Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Interview with Agnes Odoli, Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou), Kees (Cornelis) Hulsman 12:00 Minutes of...
Interview Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Date of interview 17th of April, 2018 Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Interview between Simone Osterwald and Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Length: 1:02:30 Recorded with agreement of all involved persons Transcribed and edited version by Simone and Diana Simone: When you...
German organization Misereor decided not to continue support for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) after 1 July 2019 for reasons of policy change. CIDT has been supporting the Center for Arab-West Understanding in turn. Misereor has been good for around 35% of their...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Dr. Mukhtār Jum`a, Minister of Religious Endowments, said that attacking churches is like attacking mosques, “so we must protect our churches like we protect our mosques.”
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017—major protests and demonstrations erupted in several cities across Egypt, including Alexandria, al-Minyā, Disūq, and Cairo’s own Imbāba in response to the government decision to stop accepting several types of the government issued ration cards for subsidized bread.
The case of Dr. Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid will remain a salient example of contempt of religion in the 90s of last century. Professor Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid, one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam, while not denying that the Qūr'ān was of divine origin, he argued that it was a "cultural product"...
Al-Azhar Observer welcomed the decision of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, which considered Al-Aqsa Mosque a holy site and worship for Muslims, according to state media.
Over six days, the world followed the news of the Egyptian-Israeli war through newspapers and radio stations; reflecting differently and according to media outlets selected to get information, the public opinion in the West was very much affected by a press that was not in consensus on this war, as...
Article about a group of Westerners living in Siwa oasis. Siwa Oasis lies on the fringes of the Republic; yet an unexpected community has made it their home. 
Background: Cornelis Hulsman spoke at the Arab Thought Forum in Jordan, concerning the need for a media watch system that prevents any misreporting. After all, misreporting might cause conflicts and tensions between Muslims and Christians. Side A:  Prof. Ḥassan Nāfaʿa, Director of the Arab Thought...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to a lecture in Hofgeismar, Germany, about his research about the violence around the Monastery of Abū Fānā, Egypt. Prof. Karl Pinggéra opened the conference with a reference to the Egyptian Holy Family tradition. Hulsman responded to this by linking...
Dr. ʿAlī al-Sammān was born in 1929. He is an Egyptian professor who has lived in France and received his Ph.D. Dr. al-Sammān has participated in a large number of seminars and dialogues, and his activities stem from his belief in the importance of dialogues and meetings dealing with Islam and the...
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...

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