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Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Impressie van de lezing van Farid Esack: Een activistische theologie van islam en bevrijding


Islamitische bevrijdingstheologie in een tijd van terreur. Een impressie van de lezing van Farid Esack.

Kehinde Andrews: “Progress came at the expense of millions of people of color”


Dead white men are revered by many as responsible for the advancement of civilisation, says sociology professor Kehinde Andrews. But, he argues, this so-called progress came at the expense of millions of people of colour. Global inequality is not an accident, he argues…

Mixed swimming lessons in Switzerland – Interfering with but not violating the freedom of religion ECHR rules


The Swiss state has won the case of Osmanoǧlu and Kocabaş v. Switzerland at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliging parents to send their children to mixed swimming lessons . The case was brought by two Turkish-Swiss nationals who refused to…

My Jihadis – Two documentaries


How Thomas Evans went from pub-going electrician in High Wycombe to Al-Shabaab fighter in Somalia with 13-year-old bride. While Jalila’s a committed party girl, her twin sister Jamila tried to go to Syria and is now on remand in Holloway.

‘Een ouderwetse sociaal-democraat’ – Koopmans over de vermeende dreiging van ‘de (radicale) islam’


Omdat 2017 waarschijnlijk niet wezenlijk anders zal zijn dan 2016, een interview met hoogleraar Ruud Koopmans in het AD. Koopmans is een vooraanstaand en internationaal gerenommeerd socioloog. Hij heeft vooral naam gemaakt met onderzoek naar politieke claims en politieke participatie van moslims. Het…

John Berger (1925-2017) – The art of telling stories about how we look at life


John Peter Berger died on 2 January 2017: an art critic, painter, poet and novelist. John Berger (1926–2017) – / news The art critic and novelist John Berger has died at the age of ninety. While he was perhaps best known for…


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