Christian missions in the Middle East often struggled to convert the population and changed their vocation according to local demands. Traces of such missions are found to this day, as is exemplified by the Swedish Jerusalem Society.
Theme: Sociale bewegingen / Social movements
In recent years Arab youth have received increasing attention, symbolizing a contradictory image for the West as either heroic anti-authoritarian protesters or radical Islamists. Neither of these images does justice to their local and complex realities.