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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.
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,...
The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
Presidency confirmed that President Muhammad Mursi (Mūrsī) held a surprise meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, and Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, at the Presidential Palace (Nāsir 'Abd al-Majīd, al-Wafd, June 19, p. 4). Read original text in Arabic.
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...
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.
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:...
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...
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.
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...
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...
British Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief Lord Aḥmad visited Egypt to enhance the British-Egyptian partnership in the field of education and interfaith dialogue, according to a statement issued by the British Embassy Monday, Nov. 19.

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