Please Come Over and Help

Language: 
English
Sent On: 
Wed, 2018-06-13
Year: 
2018
Newsletter Number: 
17

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation and the Center for Arab-West Understanding need your support to continue their work.

 

German organization Misereor decided not to continue support for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) after July 1, 2019 for reasons of policy change. CIDT has been supporting the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) in turn.

 

Misereor has been good for around 35% of the CIDT budget since 2005, in some years more. This is thus a big loss for both organizations and, if no alternative sources of income would be found, could result in serious cuts in staff costs which in turn would affect production.

 

Cornelis Hulsman is, therefore, making lots of efforts to find other sources of support elsewhere for both the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation and the Center for Arab-West understanding. The deaconry of the Christian Reformed Church in The Hague, the Netherlands, recently decided to support their work with 3000 Euro per year for a period of three years.  They are primarily interested in what Hulsman and student interns do in social services. That was the reason for us to write a text for Samen, the community newsletter of the Christian Reformed Church in The Hague, The Netherlands, published in May 2018. We focused on the importance of Diakonia, social services, for the church since this was the audience we were addressing. This was followed by examples of social work of the Center for Arab-West Understanding. The examples were selected for a Christian audience but it is clear that the Center for Arab-West Understanding does not distinguish between Christians in need and Muslims in need. The text also shows how the work of CAWU has been intimately linked with Kees Hulsman’s personal evolution. We are grateful for the translation made by Maya Williamson. (Read the text here)

 

Kees and Sawsan Hulsman’s work in Egypt is supported by the Arab West Foundation, an organization with ANBI status (tax deductible for Dutch tax payers). Financial donations are welcome at NL35 RABO 1015779962.

Non-Dutch readers could make a donation through Paypal.

 

 

Koen Vliegenthart,

Chairman Arab-West Foundation