Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium: Promising Practices promote living together

Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium : Promising Practices promote living together

The Université catholique de Louvain's Centre interdisciplinaire d'études de l'Islam dans le monde contemporain (Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Islam in the contemporary world) has produced a new study entitled Musulmans et non-musulmans en Belgique : des pratiques prometteuses favorisent le vivre-ensemble (Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium: Promising Practices promote living together) by C. Bocquet, B. Maréchal, S. Van Den Abeele in collaboration with F. Dassetto and F. Iskandar.

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

Muslim residents walk past racial slurs painted on the walls of a mosque in the town of Saint-Étienne in central France.  Photo credit: © Laurent Cipriani/AP

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, the risk of a surge in hate crimes against minorities in Europe is all too real. Youssef Himmat, president of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organizations (FEMYSO), and Robin Sclafani, director of CEJI—A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, talk about the importance of building coalitions that can work together for more inclusive and tolerant societies in Europe.

Radicalization cannot be explained by racism alone


By Robin Sclafani, CEJI Director - November 14, 2015 – It is just 12 hours since terror began in Paris, since we began to shed tears for the hundreds of victims killed or injured, since we suspended ourselves in front of the news reports waiting for the signs that it was over. Maybe the immediate incidents of violence have come to an end, but the terror and the aftermath domino-effect is in full swing. Oh Paris, dear France and its people, our hearts are with you who are on the front line in this war...

'Facing Facts!' hate crime monitoring and training project presented at the OSCE-ODIHR

image (c) @JuliePascoet

Mike Whine of the Community Security Trust (CST) presented Facing Facts! at the 'Human Dimension Implementation Meeting' of the OSCE-ODHIR in Warsaw on 29 September: I want to describe briefly a project, developed with the help of ODIHR, which deals with the needs addressed by this session on combating hate crimes. Facing Facts! is designed to assist civil society organisations to monitor hate crimes, to criminal justice standards, and to use the product of their learning to engage more effectively with their governments. Image (c) @JuliePascoet