AWR Quarterly Newsletter - July 2022

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Dear readers,
Please find hereby our newsletters of the past quarter. We had, for the first time, an interview with an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi. With all his good work for street children in Jerusalem his views on the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shows how far apart Palestinians and Jewish Israelis are. Several newsletters also demonstrate that we often believe in certain popular truths that, when we investigate, turn out not to be so true. That is not always easy to accept when we are convinced of certain truths. That concerns for example the discussion about Coptic population statistics in Egypt.
This summer Dr. Matthew Anderson hopes to start working with us. He will also contribute to our newsletter.
Cornelis Hulsman, Editor-in-Chief Dialogue Across Borders


English Newsletter


12) Passover, Easter and Ramadan; Dialogue Across Borders
April 13, 2022It is our responsibility to try to understand the different religious languages and once we understand how they have developed we will also become more accepting of differences. This is what is meant with our new name, Dialogue Across Borders. We have to continuously search for emerging perspectives on intercultural and interreligious relations.
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13) Religion: between spirituality and dogmatism
April 17, 2022

Sadly, many people confuse spirituality with dogmatism, the belief that particular religious principles are undeniably true, without consideration of people with different beliefs. Truly religious people can apply rules in their own lives.
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14) Eid al-Fitr and remembering the end of the Second World War in Europe
May 08, 2022

In the past week Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr. The celebration has become very visible in the West. The Zuiderpark nearby was full of Muslim families enjoying time with their families. Shops were giving attention to the feast
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15) Dialogue with an Orthodox rabbi
May 19, 2022

On May 18, the Arab-West Foundation in the Netherlands had an unusual guest in Orthodox Rabbi Moshe Peleg from Jerusalem.
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16) The death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and conflicting ideologies
May 30, 2022

The death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh [Shīrīn Abū ʿĀklih] is a tragedy. Both Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney and Rabbi Moshe Peleg want peace, yet, both have a very different view about what justice means.
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17) Theology and Global Development
June 16, 2022

Is theology relevant in our daily lives? In the secularized West many believe theology has little to no relevance in development. In the highly religious society of Egypt these views are diametrically different.
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18) Inclusivity needed to fight poverty
June 20, 2022
The Ministry of Social Solidarity approved in February the change in statutes of the Centre for Arab-West Understanding that now includes building a school as one of our objectives.
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19) Estimates about religious adherence; an inconvenient truth
June 30, 2022

Cornelis Hulsman has been invited to present a paper on disputed population data of Christians in Egypt at an international conference of the International Association of Mission Studies in Sydney, Australia, July 7-11, 2022.Writing about Christian population figures is not popular in Christian circles, especially not among the more Evangelical and conservative groups.

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Dutch Newsletter


20) Uitnodiging: 18 mei ontmoeting met de Orthodoxe Rabbijn Moshe Peleg uit Jerusalem in Den Haag
May 15, 2022
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