Topic: Spotlight on bridge-builders

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

Author and Islamic Studies expert Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S.Simon)

Navid Kermani‘s "Questions about God"

How do we believe?

Hamburg lawyer Eigen Balin of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps (photo: Jewish World Congress)

Jewish Diplomatic Corps visits UAE

"Our preconceptions are at odds with reality"

Shlomit Tripp and her puppet theatre "Bubales" (source: www.bubales.de)

Shlomit Tripp‘s Puppet Theatre "Bubales“

Vibrant, Jewish, intercultural

Thabet Abu-Rass, co-director of Abraham Initiatives, a prominent non-profit organisation promoting equality between Jews and Arabs in Israel (photo: Noam Yatsiv)

Middle East

Young Arabs: "more Israeli and more Palestinian than ever"

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist (photo: Pierre René-Worms/RFI)

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist

A woman full of questions and innocence

Vinu Aram (photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/picture alliance)

Religions for Peace conference in Lindau

Fighting hate speech, climate change and COVID-19 together

The Iranian-German poet SAID in 2006 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpa-zentralbild/M. Schulte)

Obituary: Iranian-German poet SAID

Shout your names

Rafik Schami (photo: Dieter Nagl/AFP)

Spotlight on bridge-builders: Rafik Schami

The story-teller from Damascus

Lamia Messari-Becker (photo: J. Schmitz – Urban Development)

Germany's Faces of Democracy initiative

"Role models with a migration background more important than quotas"

Cultural mediator Samam Haddad (photo: Dennis Divinagracia)

Saman Haddad, cultural mediator in Germany

"Don’t talk about integration, just do it"

The "Woodstock" district of Cape Town, South Africa, is known for being hip and is one of the best street art locations in South Africa. Here, a wall painting shines with all its colours and grace in the multicultural neighbourhood (photo: Pascal Mannaerts)

Best of Qantara.de 2020

2020 in review: Qantara's 'Top Ten'

German comedian Idil Baydar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/C. Soeder)

Spotlight on bridge builders: Comedian Idil Baydar

Counting up the cliches, Jilet Ayse tells it like it is

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