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Rooftops of Moqattam [Credit: J. Vink ]

CAWU... is an Egyptian NGO, run by volunteers, which aims to promote dialogue between Christian and Muslim communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West. This is accomplished by informing students, academics, journalists, religious leaders and politicians and encouraging them to initiate dialogue and refrain from polemics.
This goal is accomplished by:

Providing accurate, credible and reliable information via the electronic magazine Arab West Report.

Improving the public’s understanding of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt and the Middle East.

Enhancing understanding of the contemporary Islamic World in non-Muslim countries and the understanding of other cultures in Egypt.

Encouraging accurate reporting and analysis of Arab-West cultural, religious and civil society interactions.

In addition, CAWU hosts interns from Egypt and around the world, who contribute to the running of CAWU and the electronic publication Arab-West Report, interviews and background reports, in addition to longer academic reports on dialogue and Muslim-Christian/Arab-West relations.
We Wish to Thank!
CAWU wishes to express its gratitude for support from Egyptian and foreign dignitaries and organisations while the NGO’s application was first lodged and in the many years since. In particular, our thanks go out to:

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommending our work in February 2005.

Former Dutch Prime Minister Andreas van Agt (1931-2024), for his visit in May 2006.

HH Pope Tawadros II, for continuing the relationship begun with Pope Shenouda.

 HRH Prince al- Hassan bin Talal of Jordan for the launching the Electronic Network for Arab-West Understanding in June 2008.

For repeatedly meeting with us, we would like to thank the Egyptian Minister for Endowments Dr. Hamdi Zaqzouq, former-Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, the late Grand Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi and HH the late Pope Shenouda III.

All other scholars, academics and religious leaders that have supported our work since 1997.

Drs. Hulsman and Former-General Secretary of the Arab League Amr Moussa