Topic: Places of Dialogue

Book discussions require intensive preparation, says Hoda Marmar, founder of the Beirut Bookoholics (source: Twitter; Hoda Marmar)

Profile: Hoda Marmar, administrator of Beirutʹs Bookoholics

Truly, madly, deeply into books

Arab. Buchcover "Geschichten aus dem Sudan" von Lubna Isam

Lubna Isamʹs "Sudanese Tales”

Tradition in the present

People attending a Sulha Peace Project meeting in January 2018 (photo: Yoav Peck)

The Sulha Peace Project

Listening for peace

Still from the film "The 90 Minute War" (photo: Daniel Kedem/GRINGO films GmbH)

Film review: "The 90 Minute War"

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A level playing field

Ansar al-Din Islamists in Mali (photo: AP)

Radical Islamism

Negotiating with jihadists?

Photo by Charlotte Schmitz, from the series "I am beautiful, so beautiful" –  Cok guzelim, cok guzel (photo: Charlotte Schmitz)

Photographer Charlotte Schmitz

Between documentation and activism

A.R. Rahman′s ″The Sufi Route″ concert (source: thesufiroute.com)

Sufism and Bollywood

A glittering antidote

Maya Youssef Trio at Musicport 2017 (source: YouTube)

Album review: Maya Youssef′s ″Syrian Dreams″

Hope still springs

Father Tobias Zimmermann, principal of the Catholic Canisius Kolleg in Berlin (photo: Stefan Weigand)

Interview with Father Tobias Zimmermann

"Islam confronts us Christians with long-overdue debates"

Faravahar is the symbol of Zoroastrianism, a religion based on the teaching of the prophet Zarathustra which originated in what is now modern-day Iran (source: Reza Sjadirad/DW)

Goethe and Zoroastrianism

The eternal battle between good and evil

The "Strengthening Structures" workshop at the Goethe-Institut Cairo (photo: Roger Anis/Goethe-Institut Cairo)

Goethe-Institut education initiatives in the MENA region

Getting behind civil society

Aeham Ahmad playing his piano among the rubble, Syria (source: YouTube)

Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad

How music can open doors

A woman looks at a map at the exhibition "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages, 500–1500" (photo: dpa)

Exhibition: "Jews, Christians and Muslims" in Berlin

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Dispelling myths

Segregation of men and women at the wailing wall in Jerusalem (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Jewish Museum Berlin's Jerusalem exhibition

The majesty and the misery

Oboist accompanies dancing children and teenagers in a school on the Greek island of Chios (photo: Stamatis Menis)

Music festival on the Greek island of Chios

Opportunities for reflection

Symbolic image of church and mosque (photo: AP)

″Remembered Future″ interfaith project

Using religion to stop religious wars

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