Working to improve mutual understanding between the Middle East and the West
Scriptural Reasoning Project
The 2020 Gingko Fellowship Collaboration Prize was awarded to Gingko Fellows, Doaa Baumi and Joel Piercean for their Online Scriptural Reasoning Project. This project aimed to allow students from Christian and Muslim backgrounds to meet and practice scriptural reasoning (SR) via a digital platform. It paired a group of 5-10 undergraduate students from Al- Azhar University with 5-10 undergraduate students from the UK drawn from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Birmingham. They met via Zoom for scriptural reasoning sessions over the course of the academic year. The sessions were facilitated by Doaa Baumi and Joel Piercean.
Doaa Baumi and Joel Pierce report on their 2020 prize-winning project ‘Scriptural Reasoning Across Borders’
Religious Majorities and Minorities Research Project
The second 2020 Gingko Fellowship Collaboration Prize was awarded to Gingko Fellows, Emmanuel Kwame Tettey from Ghana and Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour from Egypt to conduct a study of religious majority attitudes towards minorities in Ghana and Egypt.
Emmanuel Kwame Tettey and Mohammed Gamal Abdelnourresults presented their study results at the 2022 Gingko Fellowship Retreat in Cairo.