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About 1,574,000 Muslims (3% of the Italian population) are living in Italy, the majority of which of foreign origin. They constitute 29,2% of the migrant community and only 30% are European Muslims (from Albania, Moldavia, Kosovo), whereas 52,7% are from Africa (37,8% from North Africa).[1] The...
Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
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,...
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.
The paper aims at presenting the religious education at the German School in Cairo (DEO) as one of the very few examples of schools offering interreligious education in Egypt.  In order to give the cooperative religious education at DEO a fair examination,
The board of the Arab-West Foundation decided in its meeting on April 22, to adopt this statement with steps that are believed to be necessary to end the cycle of violence and reach a moment in which Israelis and Palestinians can live together in peace. This statement was written by Cornelis...
Germany's interior minister, Nancy Faeser, has called on Muslim groups in the country to explicitly condemn the October 7 attacks by Ḥamās on Israel.
Intercultural and interreligious dialogue brought Cornelis Hulsman from a conservative Christian Reformed bubble in the Netherlands to a deeply ecumenical attitude, refraining from absolutist statements about faith since any religion is the outcome of a human search for meaning in life.
This text about Dutch Arabist and scholar of Islam Prof. Dr. Johannes (Hans) G. Jansen (1942-2015) is based on Cornelis Hulsman’s personal experiences with Prof.

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