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The discussion at the CAWU seminar led to numerous comments about the contribution of former European Parliament member Bas Belder since he had based his paper on controversial Coptic political activist sources in the USA and Europe which are mostly not in line with that of church leaders and...
A lecture from Dr. Tarek Mansour on Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East.
The September 2020 Webinar “Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe,” led to a discussion about the so-called Covenant of ʿUmar, also known as the Capitulations of ʿUmar, a 9th-century document prohibiting church building, the rebuilding of destroyed churches, and displaying a cross on...
Prof. Dr. Hassan Wagieh [Ḥassan Wajīh] is a Professor Emeritus, Linguistics Department, Faculty of Languages, at the prestigious Azhar University in Egypt. Prof. Wajīh is a long-time friend of Cornelis Hulsman, editor-in-chief of Arab-West Report/Dialogue Across Borders. In April 2022 Hulsman...
Fr. Dr. Emilio Platti (1943-2021) sadly suddenly passed away on October 25, 2021. His latest book De Koran herontdekt, Averbode: Uitgeverij Averbode|‌Erasme N.V, 2020, 96 pages, discusses the context in which the Qur’an came into being or as Muslims would formulate this, “was revealed.” In this...
Fr. Emilio Platti (1943-2021) sadly suddenly passed away on October 25, 2021. Dutch Arabist and journalist Eildert Mulder decided to honor his memory through a book review of his latest book De Koran herontdekt, Averbode: Uitgeverij Averbode|‌Erasme N.V, 2020, 96 pages.[1] Platti’s book describes...
On December 20, 2020, Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī posted a tweet, blaming a lack of thinking on Muslims’ part for their current circumstances.  He quoted French Philosopher René Descartes’s saying “I think; therefore, I am,” but added that he fears that it will be said of Muslims: “You are not because you do...
Since the arrival of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, human life has completely changed.  Every place of gathering whether for worship or entertainment has been closed to people.  However, this is not the first time in human history that mosques have been closed. 
The director of the Egyptian Liberal Democracy Institute, Dāliyyā Ziyāda, said that the Administrative Court was right in rejecting the appeal case against the niqāb-Ban for teaching staff at Cairo University. Ziyāda confirmed that it is important for every working woman to be able to communicate...
Dr. Ṭāriq Manṣūr writes about his personal reflections on the meaning of religious tolerance as seen from Islam and Christianity in Egypt.  He focuses on examples from the Prophet’s life and the Quran [al-Qurān] that support religious tolerance from an Islamic perspective. 

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