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Pope Frances is calling for meetings and dialogues to take place among people of different religions and cultures in an attempt to increase understanding, saying that it is especially important that these meetings focus on Islam. In a letter that the Pope sent to Bishops around the world, he...
The Marrakesh declaration contrasts with the World Watch List 2016 of Open Doors, released on January 13, 2016, in which 50 countries, mostly Muslim, are listed as countries where Christians are persecuted most. Open Doors is identifying Islamic Extremism as the main persecution engine in Egypt...
Of all the slogans of the Egyptian revolution, ‘One Hand’ was among the most popular. At various times it was shouted by the thousands to indicate the unity of Muslims and Christians, or the unity of the people and the army, or more recently in the fight against terrorism.   But along this...
Part of my job in Egypt is to bring foreign crews here for reporting. In December I took the Hong Kong based Network J International TV, led by famous TV Pastor Enoch Lam, to meet prominent Egyptians for a documentary on stability in Egypt. Media tend to focus on the negative. Rev. Enoch Lam,...
The sudden opportunity to come to Cairo came as a surprise to me. It was right before the summer, I just finished writing my final thesis for my journalism bachelor and my internships were the only things that were between me and my graduation coming in March. Within two weeks everything was...
Permission given to build a church in Istanbul for the first time in the history of Turkey  Sources with the Prime Minister’s Council confirmed that the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has agreed to give a piece of land to a Christian tribe to build a new church in Yashīl Kawī in Istanbul. The...
The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. People work less hours and businesses can get a bit slow. On the other hand, however, very few can deny the level of...
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
An initiative for peace was lunched between Dr. 'Ilwī Amīn, Professor at the Azhar University and Archpriest Būlus 'Uwaydah and Bishop Bisantī. One meeting was at the 'Amr Ibn al-'As mosque and the other was at the Hanging Church.  This initiative was to reinforce religious tolerance between...
One of the members of the Austrian University delegation that visited Egypt between May 23 and June 3 was Daniel Podertschnig who, following his return to Austria reported for the Catholic News Service of Austria. Cornelis Hulsman made a summary translation of his text into English for Arab-West...
‘We came here today to satisfy our soul for its need of beauty.’ With these words Azhar Sheikh Muhammad Jamī’ addressed the crowd at the Caravan Festival of Arts, hosted by St. John the Baptist Church in Maadi, Egypt.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
Polemics are poison to interfaith relations. Unfortunately the salve of dialogue and cooperation often fails to make as wide an impression, leaving wary religious communities under the assumption of mutual opposition. Polemics reduces ambiguity and nuance, allowing the non-specialist citizen to...
  Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, welcomed Dr. Alī Jum‘ah (Dr.), Muftī of the republic of Egypt, to Lambeth Palace in the U.K., as they discussed various pertinent issues such as the situation in Egypt since the January 25 Revolution. The Archbishop expressed his appreciation of...
  Former enemies in a bitter sectarian conflict, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye now work together for peace between their respective Muslim and Christian communities in Nigeria. They recently held a pair of peacebuilding workshops in Cairo hosted by CAWU....   There is a full-text...
[Text spoken at the Missio-organized Parlamentarischer Abend in Berlin, March 15, 2011. The meeting was well attended. Seven members of parliament from different political parties participated, along with assistants of other members in parliament and diplomats of the Foreign Ministry. Dr. Otmar...
The Grand Imām, Dr. Ahmad al-Ṭayyib, yesterday received Shaykh Hamzah Aktan, Head of the Supreme Council for Religious Affairs in Turkey, who is currently visiting Egypt. Among the matters they discussed was the Azhar's call for a meeting of Sunnī scholars in preparation for a dialogue meeting...
The article focuses on a new bill to allow adoption among Christians in Egypt and the disputes among the three churches on the unified personal status law.
The grand imām of the Azhar and the archbishop of Canterbury call for collaboration between believers of heavenly regions to establish peace and justice in the world.

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