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How might we as people on the move and neighbors build bridges to a shared future of stability and promise?

by respecting each other when we look to the connection points to the other side

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Dear Mahmoud,

Inter-religious dialog is extremely important and many people forget that believers have a lot in common and that the actual divide is rather between them and atheists than among themselves.

This does not imply that atheists can and do not have societal values, but accepting God and/or subordination to omnipresence creates a special bond. When this bond is lacking there is a substantial risk for ego-centrism and human superiority driven perspectives.

In my refugee incubator village initiative Refival is religious dialog therefore an integral part of the conceptual framework ( You may also like my models for cultural globalization (

Wish you success with your efforts!

Kind Regards,

Hans van Nieuwkerk