Tagged with Dialogue

Wisdom and Foolishness in Abrahamic Faith

Wisdom and Foolishness in Abrahamic Faith

“Knowledge is power,” is an oft-repeated saying. In an information economy this makes perfect sense, and our educational system is geared to develop know-how. Wisdom, on the other hand, sometimes seems a neglected virtue. It is the realm of philosophers, maybe, who have little to do with practical life. Or religion, often considered a private … Continue reading

Egyptian Education and the Journey to Islam

Egyptian Education and the Journey to Islam

From my new article on Arab West Report: When it comes to Egyptian education and Islam, Christiane Paulus is both a critic and supporter. So much so, she adopted both. Paulus is a German national, resident in Egypt since 1998. She is currently a professor of Islamic studies and Protestant theology at the Azhar University, … Continue reading

Religious Dialogue and Civil Society

Under the slogan, ‘We live together, think together, work together’, The Egyptian Evangelical Synod of the Nile opened the Religious Dialogue and Civil Society Conference September 20-22, sponsored by the Konrad Adenuer Foundation. The conference featured an impressive array of participants among Egyptian religious and civil society leaders. Opening remarks were moderated by Dr. Imad … Continue reading