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“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...
Egypt has a long history related to issues between Muslims and Christians. Apparently, this was the fundamental reason for creating that conference which is sponsored by the center of Arab-West Understanding in cooperation with a huge electronic English database about the religion’s role in the...
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,...
A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
Former French-Moroccan CAWU intern Dina Bouchkouch spoke with students at the webinar of June 22-24, 2020, about her personal experiences with interfaith/intercultural dialogue and why CAWU has been so important to her own personal development. This text was recorded and edited by the different...
An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
On 28th June, the summer school group took an excursion to Sekem farm, an organic farm in the Egyptian desert, around 60km North East of Cairo. The students were there to discover the Sekem ethos, sustainable development with a holistic approach, and experience the living and learning intercultural...

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