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Pope Tawadrus II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark said withdrawal from the constituent assembly is still an option if the Christians were not pleased with the new constitution, asserting acceptance of Article 2 in its current drafting. [Safā’ Shākir and Tāmir ‘Abd al-Ra’ūf, al-...
Today, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar and head of the Muslim Council for Elders, met with President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace in Rome, Italy. The meeting comes as part of al-Ṭayyib visit to Italy.
 A delegation of leaders from the German and Swiss Evangelical Churches visited today the Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism to learn the role of the Observatory in refuting the suspicions and ideas of extremist groups and clarifying the truth of Islam and its tolerant teachings on the...
The Episcopal Church of Egypt stated, on Sunday, that a meeting has been held between Lord George Carey, Former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar. The meeting was attended by Dr. Munīr Ḥannā Anīs, President Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Egypt.
Background: Christiaan van Nispen, S.J. (Father Dr.) talks about Shaykh Jād al-Ḥaq ‘Alī Jād al-Ḥaq, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar from 1982 to his death on March 15, 1996, and prominent Islamic cleric Muḥammad al-Ghazālī (September 22, 1917- March 9, 1996), and their influences on the Egyptian State and...
Professor Harald Suermann visited the CIDT office and delivered a lecture about Christian attitudes toward Muslims during the Umayad era. An article also reflects on a Gallup poll that states that Egypt is the most religious country in the world.
While Islamic institutions and Islamic scholars do their best to initiate a fruitful effective dialogue with the Vatican, the latter still needs to address Muslims in a more rational and diplomatic way. The author doubts the Vatican faithfulness to its dialogue with Islam.
The text sums up the main purpose and achievements of Archbishop Rowan Williams’ visit to Egypt; the main points of his lecture at the Azhar and laying the foundation stone for a Christian-run community health centre in Sadat City, Egypt.
Overview of lectures, sermons and discussions around the lectures of Lord George Carey and Archbishop Rowan Williams in Cairo.
Pope Shenouda III, Bishop Bissenti of Ma?asara and Helwan and the Christian Youths Association give Iftar parties in Ramadan. All participants believe that such parties reflect national unity between Muslims and Christians.
More than 10,000 Muslims and Christians attended the ?National Conference to Support the Palestinians? that was held in the St. Mark Cathedral upon the call of Pope Shenouda. The conference was an expression of Egyptians? objection to the Israeli practices against the Palestinians. Pope Shenouda...
Most of the Egyptian papers levelled harsh criticism against the Alexandria inter-religious dialogue conference. The papers described the conference as a ?scandal? and as another ? crime? committed by the Shaykh of the Azhar. At the same time, they praised the attitude of Pope Shenouda, who...
The Azhar and the Anglican Church signed a dialogue agreement that aims at prompting the common values between Islām and Christianity. After signing the agreement, the British Prime Minister met with the Shaykh of the Azhar and thanked him for his role in consolidating the relationships between...
Shaykh of the Azhar Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī asserted that he had not yet announced his final approval to visit the Vatican, stating that the decision as to whether to approve or reject the visit requires deliberation and would not be made until the Azhar receives a formal invitation from Pope...
The Shaykh of the Azhar Muhammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī referred to the possibility of resuming the Azhar-Vatican dialogue that stopped after the Roman Catholic pope’s highly-publicized and controversial lecture on Islām.
After four months of estrangement between the Azhar and the Vatican, the Vatican Ambassador in Cairo, Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald visited Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb, chairman of the Permanent Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue, in his office at the Azhar headquarters.
It is high time to relate the Crusades to Christianity. Rev. Rif‘at responds to Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib’s article in al-Ahrām where he defends Islam by attacking Christianity and the Bible.
The head of the International Forum of Women in Mexico invited the head of the Azhar Committee of Inter- religious Dialogue to attend a three-day international conference in Mexico City. The conference includes the issue of inter-religious dialogue on its agenda.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff...
Many conferences about terrorism and the distorted image of Arabs and Muslims in the Western media were held last week. The International Council for Mission and Aid held an inter-religious dialogue conference in the Azhar. The Islamic Council for inter-civilization dialogue and the Islamic...

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