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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...
The article points out that there is a critic addressed to the Grand Imam by Rev. Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd summarized here in the three following points:
In an unprecedent manifestation of solidarity, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Francis of the Vatican signed the Human Fraternity Document, witnessing as well the laying of the foundation stones for al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib Mosque and the St. Francis Church in Abu Dhabi...
Al-Azhar appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people.
Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the West is phobic of Islam and associate it with terrorism because of those who implement their own misconceptions of Islam.
The Egypt Copts Coalition called on Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Muhammad Sayīd Tantāwī to hold Islām, who is also the spokesman for the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), accountable over his fatwá to kill the protesters of August 24 demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood.
In the Bahraini capital, al- Manama, the Conference on Civilization and Cultural Dialogue came to a close.
Egyptian church sources confirmed the participation of the three churches of Egypt in the second international conference organized by the Vienna-based King ʿAbdallah bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (KAICIID)dubbed this year ‘Interreligious Dialogue for Peace:...
The ecumenical dialogue and the review of differences, that created the great schism in 451 in the Council of Chalcedon, constitute an essential point in the existing conflict inside the Coptic Orthodox Church between the hard-line and the reformist currents. The hard-line current that had been...
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...

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