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An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
Editor AWR: Matthew Anderson was ordained in 2005 as priest in the Anglican Church in the USA, taught at the School of Alexandria and served the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Egypt between 2009 and 2011. Upon return to the USA he continued with a PhD study on blasphemy in Islam at Georgetown...
The village of Dimshāw has become the scene of tensions between Muslims and Christians because Christians wanted to change a prayer house into a church building. It happens a lot that Christians in villages with no or insufficient church buildings meet for prayer in a house. Generally Muslims in...
I’ve been in Egypt for about six weeks, but I mostly stayed in Cairo and Maadi. The capital city is incredibly vast lively and diverse, but I didn’t fall in love with the country. Too dusty, maybe. Harassment probably did not help as well. I have been in countries where being a young white foreign...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
I understand that there is sensitivity regarding travel to the Western Desert and when you look at the map, the case against travelling or living there seems obvious: Sīwah [Siwa] oasis is a long way from the Nile Valley and not so far from Libya. On the ground, the situation is very different.
Background Yāssīn Jābar was the Lebanese Minister of Economics in 1996. Now he is a member of parliament representing the district of Nabṭiyya. His platform is liberal in its political slant, with an emphasis on Human Rights. Side A In April 1996, the south of Lebanon was attacked by Israel during...
Side A Reinout Vos first introduces himself and tells Hulsman how he began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and how he came to Egypt. Vos said that he studied history at Utrecht University, specializing in the history of Malaysia and Indonesia. After completing his Master’s degree,...
Editor Arab-West Report: German nationals Maher Wilson and Susanne Walter have lived between 1995 and 2014 in Sīwah. Their son Mario was born here in 2000, and Lucien was born here in 2003. This was the ideal place for Maher to work on larger translation projects. Susanne was in these years fully...
Background: Maria van der Hoeven is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. She served as Minister of Economic Affairs from 2007-2011. Side A: The Dutch Minister Maria van der Hoeven is in Cairo on a visit the Dutch-Flemish institute. The first topic discussed was...

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