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US-Präsident Biden im Nahen Osten – Mitvim Webinar Invitation

President Biden’s Visit to Israel – Insights and Implications

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 17:00-18:30 Jerusalem
For any questions, please email vsolkovits@mitvim.org.il
Please register below and the Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event:
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Feuer – mitten in der Altstadt

Für die einen die Freude der Auferstehung in der Zeremonie des Hl. Feuers – hier der Link zu einem kleinen Video des Swedish Theological Institute

… für die anderen nur wenige Meter daneben die Sorge, daß sich ein Feuer anderer Art ausbreitet: Zvi Bar’el in der Haaretz über die Wirkungen der Ereignisse auf und um den Haram…

Bleibt es beim status quo?

Trotz aller (oder wegen?) aller heiligen Zeiten, prägt wieder einmal Gewalt die Situation in Jerusalem, und nicht allein dort. Aber in Zeiten wie diesen steht alles in Frage. Ist es klug in dieser Zeit den staus quo, der bislang ein fragiles Konstrukt aufrecht erhalten hat, auch in Frage zu stellen? (Aber wer sagt, das Politik klug handelt?)

Hier eine Stimme aus Jordanien (sic), die einen kritischen Blick auf die Entwicklung wirft: Daoud Kuttab fragt in Arab News: Want quiet in Jerusalem? Respect the status quo

diAk-online – 19. April 2022

Mitten in der Zeit von Pessach, Ostern und Ramadan – und den ersten Anzeichen von Frühling in Europa, aber zugleich einer schwierigen Zeit, die vieles politisch verändert, laden wir zu unserem nächsten online-Termin ein:

Wir sprechen wieder am Dienstag, 19. April 2022 – 18.00 MEZ für ungefähr eine Stunde mit Ofer Zalzberg, Director of the Middle East Program at the Herbert C. Kelman Institute (Wien); zuvor war er lange Jahre als Analyst für die International Crisis Group tätig. Zur Zeit promoviert er am Trinity College Dublin. Ofer Zalzberg hat verschiedentlich in israel & palästina, etwa zur Situation am Haram/Tempelberg (1/2016) geschrieben oder zuletzt zur Frage zur Konflikttransformation (Heft 2-3/2021)
Wir wollen mit ihm über die politische Lage in Israel und um Israel herum sprechen:
Eine Regierung in der Krise, neue Gewalt zur alten Gewalt dazu, neue Allianzen, alte Fragen …
– das Gespräch wird auf Englisch geführt werden

liveuamap.com

Live UniversalAwareness Map – Israel und Palästina

EIn Zugriff auf unterschiedliche Nachrichten, visuell zugeordnet auf einer Landkarte!

Aus der Selbstdarstellung der Verantwortlichen:

„Live Universal Awareness Map (“Liveuamap”) is a leading independent global news and information site dedicated to factual reporting of a variety of important topics including conflicts, human rights issues, protests, terrorism, weapons deployment, health matters, natural disasters, and weather related stories, among others, from a vast array of sources. We are passionate about what we do and are energized by the positive impact we bring, as demonstrated by the loyalty and recommendations of our growing viewers across the globe.“.

An Impossible Promise?

Sociology of Religion in Arab Countries

Donnerstag, den 28. April, 17.00 – 18.30 Uhr

Vortrag von Florian Zemmin (Freie Universität Berlin)

Many Arab sociologists have been criticising the rather weak establishment of sociology in their countries. This concerns structural issues, especially political constraints for research and the underfunding of universities, but also theoretical issues, not least the Eurocentric formation and workings of sociology. Both structural and theoretical issues are especially pronounced when it comes to sociology of religion: to position religion as an object of sociological study faces political constraints and societal scepticism, also due to its representing a secular, supposedly particularly European perspective on religion. That being said, sociological approaches to religion in Arabic do have a longer history and feature more widely than is often assumed. This talk will provide glimpses into the history and presence of these approaches and their characteristics, addressing both structural and theoretical questions. One larger set of current debates that this talk will speak to are attempts at “decolonizing sociology” or establishing a “post-colonial sociology”. Such attempts often remain on a theoretical level and, ironically, hardly consider research in languages other than English. In turn, this talk engages sociologies of religion in Arabic also in order to arrive at more nuanced answers to the question of which aspects of sociology are more widely shared and which are specific to certain societies and academic contexts.

The event will be held via Zoom. Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/mr29m9mp


Kettenreaktion

Ruslan Suleymanov, bis vor kurzem noch leitender Nahost-Korrespondent der Nachrichtenagentur TASS in Kairo, bevor er aus Protest über die russische Politik zurücktrat, hat auf dem Online-Portal ipg-journal der Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung (FES) die Reaktionen in der arabischen Welt zusammengefaßt.

„Die arabische Welt begegnet dem Ukraine-Krieg zurückhaltend. Während man am Golf von neuen Energiepartnerschaften profitiert, droht andernorts Hunger.“

Ziel verfehlt ?!

Die Tötung von Anführern ist kein wirksames Mittel der Terrorbekämpfung. Der IS, al-Qaida und ihre Ableger nähren sich aus den Krisen weltweit.

Ein Beitrag von Mohammad Abu Rumman, Politikwissenschaftler und Direktor des Politics and Society Institute in Amman. Von 2018 bis 2019 war er Minister für Kultur und Jugend in Jordanien

Hier der Link zu IPG (IPG-Journal Newsletter / FES)

UNRWA schools in Jordan

Teacher management in refugee settings

Global sind 70,8 Millionen Menschen Vertriebene und ohne Bleibe („displaced people“); dies ist die höchste Anzahl seit dem zweiten Weltkrieg. Etwa 25,9 Millionen davon sind auf der Flucht und die Hälfte davon sind Kinder. Damit entstehen völlig neue Anforderungen an Bildung und eine Form von Bildungssystem, sowohl organisatorisch als auch inhaltlich und in der konkreten Praxis. Wie kann das Recht auf Bildung und eines der VN-Nachhaltigkeitsziele (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG) für Menschen auf der Flucht gerade in den Refugee Camps einigermaßen umgesetzt werden? Welche Erfordernisse ergeben sich daraus an die dort tätigen Lehrer und Lehrerinnen und wie kann dabei überhaupt strukturiert und geplant gearbeitet werden?

Das International Institute for Educational Plannung in der UNESCO und der Education Development Trust, finanziert von der Open Society Foundation, haben eine Studie zur Situation von Lehrplanung und Schuldbildung in den UNRWA-Schulen in Jordanien veröffentlicht.

“In fact, Goal 4 of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seeks to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’, remains far out of reach for many of the world’s refugees. According to a recent report from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), refugees are largely excluded from SDG-related data collection, monitoring frameworks, and national reporting and development plans. As of 2018, only 63% and 24% of refugees had access to primary and secondary schooling respectively. There is therefore an urgent need to improve the equitable provision of quality education that is inclusive of refugees.

Effective teacher management is a key policy lever for ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education systems. Research has shown that the quality of the teaching workforce is the most important factor affecting student learning among those that are open to policy influence. In crisis and displacement situations, the role of teachers is particularly significant; they are the ‘key to successful inclusion’ and are sometimes the only educational resource available to students. Teachers are a source of continuity in students’ disrupted lives; they play a key role in developing their social and emotional skills and in protecting and supporting their scholastic success. However, teachers working in refugee contexts are unable to play this crucial role without appropriate support and training to be able to handle the often overcrowded, mixed-age and multilingual classrooms. Although teachers and teaching practices have received increasing attention in education in emergencies research in the last few years, most of the data available about teachers of refugees are limited to numbers of teachers, qualifications and certification, and compensation. Indeed, it is understandable that these data are cited most often in the discourse, considering that mass shortages, particularly of qualified teachers, are a significant problem ‘across displacement settings, both at the onset of crisis and in cases of protracted displacement’.

More research is needed – particularly from the perspectives of teachers in refugee settings – to identify the many challenges they face and to support the development of strategies to overcome them. Challenges include a lack of appropriate preparation to provide psychosocial support and practise self-care, uncertain career opportunities, financial and social insecurity, language barriers, gender inequality, and a lack of coordination between the many non-governmental and governmental actors involved. As more emergencies become protracted crises and refugee populations continue to grow, there is an urgent need for evidence to guide the development and implementation of policies for the effective management of teachers working with the populations affected. Such research should pay attention to the dynamics and context of the displacement crisis, focusing on teachers in refugee settings rather than teachers of refugees, as not only can the global refugee crisis change from day to day with the outbreak of new crises, including climate-related emergencies, but sometimes host communities are just as vulnerable, if not more so, than their refugee peers. In other words, research is needed that will align with the ‘whole society approach’ advocated by the international community and support planning for the society as a whole instead of planning in parallel for the host community and the refugee community” S. 11-12.

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Zoom Konferenz: Art and Citizenship

Dar al-Kalima University cordially invites you to attend our 23rd International Conference entitled „Art and Citizenship“ Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, December 15th and 16th, 2021 from 10:00AM to 19:30PM via this zoom link; where you can choose between Arabic and English languages.

Simultaneously with the Conference – held in Bethlehem – and as part of the Conference, three sessions shall be held in Lebanon, Gaza, and Amman, according to the following schedule:
15.12.2021 In Amman in cooperation with the Royal Institute of Religious Studies
16.12.2021 In Gaza, at the headquarters of Dar Al-Kalima University.
16.12.2021 In Beirut: in cooperation with the Dar Al-Kalima Association for Arts and Culture.

Please note that all the times are based on Jerusalem time (GMT+2). 

To Check the Program, please click the link below:

https://www.daralkalima.edu.ps/uploads/files/Program%20in%20english.pdf


For more information or inquiries please contact: conference23@daralkalima.edu.ps