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On a frequent basis we upload opinion articles to this website. These blogs are written by a diverse group of authors from a Christian or Islamic background. The topics are related to the Church in the Context of Islam, or to our current research project surrounding inclusion and exclusion. The content of the blogs does not necessarily represent the vision of the Chair.

TIME FOR ANOTHER LANGUAGE 
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TIME FOR ANOTHER LANGUAGE 

Everything starts with language. The deeply human experience of religion is grounded in language, because religion cannot possibly flourish without...
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Can inclusivity go too far?
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Can inclusivity go too far?

"Come on, come on!" The man in the immaculate white dishdasha (long robe) gestures invitingly to his front door. I...
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Should we wish a ‘Blessed Ramadan’ on our Muslim friends?
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Should we wish a ‘Blessed Ramadan’ on our Muslim friends?

A few days ago, the month of Ramadan began. ‘Ramadan’ is the name of the current month, the ninth in...
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Corona crossing borders
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Corona crossing borders

  To write a column today without talking about corona is really impossible. After all, it seems as if the whole world has...
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Tasting the aroma – by Martijn Leeftink
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Tasting the aroma – by Martijn Leeftink

Is it OK in the encounter between Muslims and Christians to explicitly talk about your faith in Jesus and the...
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How to develop our integrative complexity? – by Bert de Ruiter
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How to develop our integrative complexity? – by Bert de Ruiter

In the book Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East,[1]  there is a chapter called “Being Muslim, Being British”....
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Explicitly inclusive – by Jan Wessels
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Explicitly inclusive – by Jan Wessels

“Embracing diversity is like inviting people to the party; inclusion is inviting them to dance, but integration means we host...
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