‘Sex education in the Netherlands is too one-sided’

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Cultural Encounters Team Member Jelle Wiering will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 8 September. His PhD thesis analyses sexuality education in The Netherlands. In the Netherlands, the subjects of religion and sexuality are often considered to be incompatible. PhD student Jelle Wiering is contesting the tendency to automatically assign the […]

Pentecostal Approaches to Governance and Security.

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Brenda Bartelink wrote a report for the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion & Diplomacy (TPNRD) in which she translates the insights from the Cultural Encounters project to inform diplomats and people working in international relations. The rapid growth of Pentecostalism is having a significant impact on individuals, communities, and indeed entire nations—especially in Africa and […]

Pentecostalism and the Coronavirus: “Wash Your Hands and Be Washed in the Blood of the Lamb”

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How do Pentecostal churches deal with the restrictions put in place to ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus infection rates, what is their take on the pandemic and how does this relate to the public health and other concerns that the pandemic raises? An analysis of the sermon of the leader of the Redeemed Christian […]

Women power. Afrikaans-Nederlands design, mode en eten

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Op vrijdag 29 november 2019 was de eindpresentatie van het KIEM-project Designing the body. African-Dutch women’s narratives on health and wellbeing, een initiatief van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in samenwerking met ontwerpbureau Design that Matters en Kariboe Bibi, een centrum van en voor empowerment van Afrikaanse vrouwen in Den Haag. Geaard in Afrika en geland in […]

Blog post: Sexual well-being in the context of religious and cultural diversity

   Which assumptions and stereotypes around religion and migration influence sexual health care for (African) migrants in the Netherlands? In this blogpost Brenda Bartelink and Kim Knibbe investigate health disparities in the Netherlands against the background of approaches to religious and cultural diversity. A girl comes home and asks her mother: “What is sex?” Her […]

Report and Policy Brief Launched!

    On September 19th the Cultural Encounters team will present a research Report and Policy Brief during a Policy Briefing organized at the Dutch Institute for Demographics (NIDI) in The Hague. Prof. Dr. Agyemang, Professor of Migration and Health at the Amsterdam Medical Center, Dr. Marianne Cense of Knowledge Centre Sexuality Rutgers will give […]

Policy Brief “Seksueel Welzijn in de context van culturele en religieuze diversiteit”

PolicyBrief_Seksueelwelzijn_CulturalEncounters De Policy Brief legt uit welke kansen en uitdagingen er zijn in de benadering van gezondheid en seksueel welzijn onder mensen met een Afrikaanse achtergrond, in bijzonder wat betreft de rol die religie daarin speelt. De Policy Brief behandelt drie thema’s • Van seksuele gezondheid naar seksueel welzijn • Normativiteit • Diversiteit en inclusieve […]