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On February 1, 2019, I visited the Monastery of St. Makarios with a Dutch church group that made a journey into the spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Questions were asked and we visited the bookstore of the monastery where we bought several translated publications of Father Matta al...
Arab-West Report is in favor of any fruitful dialogue between peoples of different religions and convictions. But what should be the focus of a debate? Should we focus on beliefs that we know will not bring different parties together or should we focus on themes that would show similarities in...
Photo by Veronica Merlo, 06-09-2019 “Medina cosmopolitiya” (“a cosmopolitan city”) has traditionally been the defining expression associated with Alexandria of Egypt. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria has distinguished itself as a place of constant interaction where people from...
  The students of the Learning Center at the Citadel of Qaitbay. Photo by Cornelis Hulsman   Sun, sea and blue sky   When the students of the Learning Center of the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) arrived in Alexandria on the morning of Friday, November 8, they could not but being...
At a time when the topic of migration is at the center of debate, it is usual to take under scrutiny how foreigners coming to Western countries integrate. Do they learn the language of the host country? Do they open themselves to the local communities? Do they adapt to the new customs and...
On September 26-27, 2019, the MED-HUB project organized a workshop in Trieste, Italy on Values and Religion in the Euro-Mediterranean Region »Towards the Tolerant and Plural Dialogues of Values and Religions in the Euro Mediterranean« with the aim of mapping the relevant knowledge and discussing...
Diana Sakakini [Diana al-Sakākīnī] was born in Milan, Italy, from the prestigious al-Sakākīnī family of Christian Syrian origins that has left indelible marks in Egypt as the majestic al-Sakākīnī Palace in Old Cairo testifies. She was educated in Italy but later returned to Egypt where her parents...
On April 17, 2019, Tunisian humanitarian activist Ms. Rekaya al-Hafi [Ruqaiyya al-Ḥāfī] met with Mr. Laurens van Doeveren, Libya expert of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This meeting had been prepared by Cornelis Hulsman of the Center for Arab-West Understanding. It was attended by Mr....
Arab-West Report translated the lecture of Prof. Dr. Hans Achterhuis, who maintains that the crushing of the violent rule of the Anabaptists in the city of Munster in 1534 and 1535 resulted in the development of peaceful movement, which today are known under the names of Mennonites, Amish or...
As an Italian who has lived in Alexandria of Egypt for one year, every time I go back to this Mediterranean city, I feel extremely welcomed. Many inhabitants of Alexandria are willing to share with me their experience of interaction with the numerous Italians that once lived in that city. Similarly...

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