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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is the time to pause and reflect”   Questions are always asked. Who is better? Who will win? What’s next? Do we need to emigrate? Why there are conflicts? Are the Egyptians aware enough to avoid these questions? Or do they skip points like...
I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
On Sunday July 1st., the summer school group left the dormitories to attend a service in All Saints Cathedral (Anglican-Episcopal) in Zamalek, Cairo. 
In my opinion, I think intercultural dialogue should emphasize similarities more than differences, as the purpose of any intercultural dialogue is to establish a common platform for the cultures involved in the dialogue for better understanding.
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
My name is Eya Bouchech [Āya Būshish], I am a 20 years old and I am Tunisian. At this moment, I am having a mind full of thoughts, tears on my cheeks and a smile. I was praying asking God to show me the right way, and thanking Him for everything, for His plans, all the love He gave to all of us,...
1. Should intercultural dialogue emphasize cultural differences, similarities, or give equal attention to both? Please explain your answer. I still think a certain balance is needed, but when it comes to explaining similarities in a shallow way this could be problematic, for instance saying that...
Father Ghābryāl Hāshim, Director of the Department of Theological Affairs and Ecumenical Relations of the Middle East Council of Churches, said that Muslims and Christians have been living together in the Middle East for more than 15 centuries. He explained that this shared experience has unique...
The Church was invited to participate in the “World Religions” conference in Astana due to its role as the national church and its good relationship with al-Azhar, both of which are examples of the tolerance that exists in Egypt, said Bishop Sārbiyūn, Archbishop of Los Angeles and representative of...
During the literary intellectual forum organized by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria, Dr. Shaykh Usāma al-Azharī, the presidential advisor, called on to turn the page of intra-tensions, confrontations and attacks against homelands, national armies, saying: “We need to foster social dialogue that...
During his visit to Austria, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of the church of Alexandria praised the role played by KAICIID Dialogue Center in fostering dialogue among all religious followers and cultures, peace building and combating terrorism. 
In the second day of the “Youth Peacemakers” Forum held under the auspices of al-Azhar, the Muslim Council of Elders and the Canterbury Cathedral, the intensive lectures and workshops program continued at the Churchill College of Cambridge University, focusing on raising the participants’ awareness...
Security forces in Beni Suef succeeded in convening a reconciliation session between Copts and Muslims in Diābiah Village which was attended by family heads and senior figures in the village. The conflict took place in November 2013 due to a construction of a road bump and led to 16 injuries and...
Under the theme, titled: “Violence, why?”, the 7th literary salon took place on Friday at the Coptic Catholic Cultural Center of Minya. It was hosted by the Bishop of the Coptic Catholic Minya Eparchy, Bishop Buṭrus Fahīm.
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the success of the International Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs has assured that Egypt is the country of security and peace. He added that it has showed that Egypt has regained its power and leadership, and that...
A spokesman of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Egypt has taken part in an international conference on religious dialogue for peace in Africa. Egypt was represented by Dr. Mahmoud Azab, Advisor of the Azhar Shaykh on Dialogue (Dalia al- Hamshary, al- Dustūr , March 28, p. 2)....
The Supreme Islamic Council, headed by Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, is convening tomorrow its 23th general conference.  The Secretariat general of the Council Dr. Ahmad ‘Agībah stated that the Council did not send invitations to Qatar or Turkey due to their hostile policies towards...
For two hours, the Egyptian TV Channel TEN, aired on Wednesday the interview Pope Tawāḍrūs II gave to media anchor ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd during his program al-Raʾyu al-ʿĀm (the public opinion).
The KAICIID (King ‘Abd Allāh bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue) in Vienna has decided to communicate with the media and deepen its role in promoting a culture of tolerance and mutual understanding between different religions. Secretary-General of...
Grand Muftī Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām will participate today in the ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ that is being held in Abu Dhabi, a conference involving Muslim thinkers and intellectuals from around the world. Doctor ‘Allām emphasized the necessity of spreading a culture of peace in...

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