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Dr. Janneke Stegeman’s call for ecumenism with Islam is sympathetic. The problem, however, is the blend of religion and politics. Rulers/governments tend to make use of religion for their own benefit. Religious leaders, on the other hand, try to win the support of the political leaders of their...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman calls for ecumenism with Islam. Good relations with Muslims are very important but one cannot ignore that the existence of Christianity in virtually all Muslim majority countries is under threat. Another problem is that most Muslims do not accept the concept of freedom of...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman, a Dutch Protestant Christian theologian and researcher in the Old Testament, religion, conflict and peacebuilding, believes ecumenism between Christians, Muslims and Jews should be seriously considered. Stegeman’s arguments are given and so is the critique on her arguments by...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
Dr. Shaykh ‘Abbās Shūmān, representative for al-Azhar, was invited to Brazil by the Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil (FAMBRAS). He concluded his visit by meeting with H. E. Cardinal Orani João Tempesta. 
Dr Yusrī Hāshim, President of University of Heliopolis, spoke of the summer school for interfaith and intercultural dialogue, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Arab-West Understanding, and sponsored by the Dutch Reform Party.
Dr Yusrī Hāshim, President of University of Heliopolis, spoke of the summer school for interfaith and intercultural dialogue, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Arab-West Understanding, and sponsored by the Dutch Reform Party.
Dr Yusrī Hāshim, President of University of Heliopolis, spoke of the summer school for interfaith and intercultural dialogue, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Arab-West Understanding, and sponsored by the Dutch Reform Party.
Dr Yusrī Hāshim, President of University of Heliopolis, spoke of the summer school for interfaith and intercultural dialogue, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Arab-West Understanding, and sponsored by the Dutch Reform Party.
The Summer School for Intercultural Dialogue hosted by Centre for Arab West Understanding and Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development has attracted an array of positive press attention in the Egyptian and regional media. 
Dr. Aḥmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar and President of the Muslim Council of Elders, and Dr. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, presided over the third round of dialogue between al-Azhar and the Anglican Church on Tuesday. It was held at Lambeth Palace, the headquarters of the Bishopric...
Dr. Muḥammad Abū Zayd al- ‘Amīr, General Coordinator of Bayt al-ʿĀʾila ‎ in Egypt and president of the Department of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law and Sharīʿah at al-Azhar University, has said that the board for education of Bayt al-ʿĀʾila ‎is in the process of preparing a school book on...
The relationship between al-Azhar and the Vatican has witnessed several changes during the previous ten years, namely since 2006. Since then, the relationship has experience disagreement, discord, agreement, and finally, rapprochement.
In cooperation with the Palestinian Diyār Consortium, The King ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICCID) launched the first network of religious faculties and institutes in the Arab region in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday in order to promote...
Egyptian President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī will receive a delegation of the churches of Australia and New Zealand at the presidential headquarters on Thursday. Among other issues, the meeting will mainly touch on four, including ways to promote values of tolerance, peace and accepting of others to...
Three speeches by Pope Francis on Friday focused on eight key issues, including dialogue, Christian rights, uniting Christian communities, renouncing violence and calling for peace. The speeches mark the conclusion of Pope Francis’ first two-day visit to Egypt.
The Minyā Governorate continued the activities of "Together against Violence and Terrorism" in Dayr Mawās [Deir Mawas], in order to raise the awareness of young people about the dangers of terrorism. Increased public awareness of terrorism being necessary to protect the homeland and ensure its...
Egypt's Presidency, the Coptic Catholic Church, and the Vatican Radio have announced on Monday the details of Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Egypt 28 and 29 April. According to the program, the Vatican Pope’s visit in Egypt will be brief. The Pope will arrive at 2pm on Friday and leave Egypt at...
Father Rafīq Jrīsh, spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, declared that the Catholic Church is to announce at a press conference coming Thursday the details of Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt on April 28 and 29.
Dr. `Amr `Abd al-`Ātī, the first Al-Azhar scholar to get a doctorate in Christian Science from the Vatican, praised the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb for thawing frozen relations with the Vatican, and meet Pope Francis I.

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