The Global Virus Pandemic: An urgent Call to discard Humanity’s Claim of Mastery of Nature and the Human

This is the end My only friend The Doors The global spread of the Covid-19 disease within only a few weeks is only the most recent episode that emphasizes the fragility of our world. So far, phenomena such as natural disasters or the global financial crisis already indicated that we …

Protests in Lebanon – a genuine outcry to end political sectarianism?

Since 17 October 2019, Lebanon has both felt paralyzed and restless at the same time. Following the announcement of new taxes with relation to telecommunications services, people spontaneously took to the streets to protest. For the first time, the Lebanese people are not relating to any religious or sectarian divisions, …

Sprache(n) als Schlüssel für gesellschaftliche Teilhabe und Zusammenhalt

Auf bildungspolitischer Ebene wird verkürzt der Erwerb der Bildungs- und Unterrichtssprache Deutsch als die umfassende Lösung für eine Vielzahl von differenzierten und komplexen Problemstellungen in Österreichs Schulen dargestellt. Das Schulnetzwerk voXmi bietet eine wichtige Erweiterung dieser Perspektive.

25 Years of the „Clash of Civilizations“

Europe’s ongoing Muslim immigration debate through the prism of Samuel Huntington’s Theory “Clash of Civilizations” – Theory Ever since the publication of Samuel Huntington’s article “The Clash of Civilizations?” in the Journal of Foreign Affairs in 1993, it has stirred considerable debate. Fast-forward twenty-five years later to today, Europe is …

Banning the Hijab in Austria

Christian Democrats in Defense of Religious Freedom It is as if one would fly back in time. In 1995, there was a rare incident in the Austrian Muslim community that attracted unfamiliar public attention. The then-president of the Islamic Religious Community in Austria, Ahmed Abdelrahimsai, called for a mandatory wearing …