Faith

VU alumna Nynke Sietsma wrote a book about her deceased son

Marjolein de Jong4 March 2024
Journalist Nynke Sietsma (43) lost her son Berend to cancer at the age of four and wrote the poignant book B.

'I have often had to fight against the label 'refugee''

Marjolein de Jong20 November 2023
Wahhab Hassoo, who fled from Iraq, reached VU Amsterdam through vocational education. Now, he's on the list for parliamentary elections.

Millennial Pastor David van der Meulen: A Modern Beacon in the City

Marjolein de Jong11 September 2023
David van der Meulen isn’t a typical pastor. He doesn't align with one church and mostly connects with millennials that don’t identify with religion.

‘The West will have to run just to keep up with countries like China’

Marjolein de Jong12 May 2023
Philosopher and political scientist Haroon Sheikh explores the intersection between new technologies such as AI and changing global relations.

Like father, like son: ‘I tried to keep him away from political science’

Marjolein de Jong10 February 2023
A double interview with former Member of Parliament Joël Voordewind and his son Manuel. Both men studied political science at VU Amsterdam.

Availability of university admission essential for refugees

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Halleh Ghorashi fled to the Netherlands from Iran in the 1980s and became professor of diversity and integration at VU Amsterdam.

‘People’s faith may change, but they don’t become unbelievers’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Professor André van der Braak does research into the fact that it is becoming more normal to combine religions, something he does in practice too.

‘I expect the return of Christ within now and 14 years’

Marjolein de Jong14 December 2021
Orlando Bottenbley about his vocation, how his brother’s murder forced him to forgive and why he sees the coronavirus as a sign of the end of days.

New Young Theologian of the Netherlands is business administration alumna

Marjolein de Jong6 December 2021
Tabitha van Krimpen (23) is using her business administration programme to reform the church.

‘We’re inclined to have more respect for intelligent people’

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
According to Renée van Schoonhoven, a lecturer in Education Law, we tend to regard diplomas as a reward for hard work.