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First visit at the Arab Peninsula

The Pope followed the invitation of the catholic church in the United Arab Emirates and of the political leaders, his Highnes Sheik

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The Philosophical Salon

True to the tradition of public intellectual engagement, the Philosophical Salon is a place where contemporary thinkers can discuss today's crucial issues. In cooperation with our two columnists and e

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Charity in Islam

Historically, Zakat was a momentous response to the dispossessed Muslim immigrant from Mecca and the socio-economic situation of Madina. The hijra or

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On Creeds and Extremism

Each of the three monotheistic religions, commonly referred to as ‘Abrahamic’, has its own affirmation of faith, a single statement held to

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Why God should not be a fixed notion

“Blessed be Thou, No One”: this verse of Paul Celan appears in his poem “Psalm”. This formula, like much of the poem,

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The Pegida movement in Germany

The Pegida movement is on the rise in Germany. What do those self-declared “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” want and what does their existence mean for Merkel’s gov

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Why talking to Pegida is necessary

What can be said about the Pegida protests (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident) from a liberal perspective? On

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The claims of the Pegida movement in Germany

In the city of Dresden in Eastern Germany, the crowd of protesters who attend weekly anti-immigration marches is steadily growing. 16,000 turned

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Building Future Smart Cities

More and more people live in urban areas and cities are still the prime catalysts of national economic well-being. Building new and efficient cities has therefore become one of the crucial challenges

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Africa’s Transition

Economic powerhouses like South Africa or Nigeria prove that the African continent is on its road to rapid economic growth. Six out of the world’s ten fastest growing economies of the last decade ar

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