Qantara.de - Wikipedia
, meaning "
") is an
, designed to promote intercultural dialogue between the
Type of site
German Federal Agency for Civic Education/
/German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations
The portal was founded on the initiative of the
German Foreign Office
, in reaction to the crisis ridden developments in relations to Islamic cultures in the wake of the shock of the
September 11 attacks
in the USA. Online since March 2003, the platform is jointly run by the
German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)
, Germany’s international broadcaster
(GI) and the
German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations
(ifa), and is funded by the foreign office. The task of the joint dialogue project is to promote understanding between the various cultures, with the aim of combating ignorance and prejudice through knowledge.
The editorial team works to publish writing by
authors who seek open and respectful discussion of both commonalities and controversial subjects. These have included diverse contributors, like the Egyptian literary scholar
Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid
, the German former diplomat and Muslim
, the Islam theologian
, the conflict researcher
and the physicist
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
"A Virtual Bridge Between Europe and the Islamic World"
. Deutsche Welle. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2003.
"Online Magazine "Qantara.de - Dialogue with the Islamic World" now also in Turkish"
. Deutsche Welle. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
Qantara.de - Dialogue with the Islamic World
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