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On Saturday 30th June, the Summer School Group visited the Salam Medical Centre in Qanatir. The Salam Medical Centre is a living example of how Muslim-Christian cooperation can function to help the wider community and create peacebuilding opportunities. Students enjoyed a talk and a guided tour at...
On Sunday July 1st., the summer school group left the dormitories to attend a service in All Saints Cathedral (Anglican-Episcopal) in Zamalek, Cairo. 
Terrorists deliberately targeted the Church of the Virgin and St. Mercurius [Abū Sayfīn] in the ʿIzbat al-Haggānah area of Naṣr City (east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo) because of the time of year and the church’s geographic location. 
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...
“The purpose of our discussion on the foundations of human fraternity is to launch the project of rebuilding the true bridges of human communication, fruitful cooperation, trust, respect, and love that can bring all humanity—in all its diversity—to the same destination: peace.  We also aim to open...
Muḥammad Abū al-ʿAynayn (Muhammad Abu al-Enein), Honorary Chairman of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament, Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Council of the Arab Economic Council, called for the establishment of a global institute that brings together all religions to correct misconceptions and promote...
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, and the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, with President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī standing between the two, and behind all three are models of the al-Fatāh al-ʿAlīm Mosque and the Cathedral of the Nativity.
What Egypt witnessed during the last few days in celebration of Christmas, was the final say in the battle of Egypt the homeland against sectarianism whose beginning does not date back as early as the 1970s as many believe, but whose roots date back to the year 1321 AD during the era of Sultan al-...
A few days ago, Egypt’s president stood side by side with Pope Tawāḍrūs II to observe the inauguration of the cathedral and the mosque in the new Administrative Capital, as well as to talk about the “tree of love”, which, “we the Egyptians, planted together in Egypt during past years, and which it...
In a gesture of great solidarity and gratitude, the Copts of Australia gathered 40,000 EGP for the family of the [Muslim] policeman killed by the terrorist who attempted to storm the church in Helwan last December.
Attending the ceremony of the enthronement of the 118th Pope of the See of Saint Mark, Coptic Pope Tawadrus II, were the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, the United States, Canada and Belgium, former Minister of Information ‘Usāmah Haykal, former Prime Minister ʿIṣām Sharaf, former Deputy Prime...
Pope Tawāḍrus II, in a written speech delivered on his behalf by Bishop Pachomius, underlined the importance of an undivided patronizing of the church at the level of all parishes, stressing joint action and unity for the sake of the nation’s peace.
The Coptic Orthodox Church bells rang on Sunday (November 18) after acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius and members of the Holy Synod enthroned Pope Tawāḍrus II in ceremonies attended by Ambassador Rifāʿah al-Ṭahṭāwī, Chief of the Presidential Cabinet, as delegate of President Muhammad Mursī, Prime...
Placards and banners of several non-Islamist parties like Muḥammad al-Barādʿī’s al-Dustūr, al-Wafd, Ḥamdīn Ṣabbāḥī’s Popular Current and the Free Egyptians Party (FEP) emblazoned the walls of the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīyah during the enthronement ceremony of Pope ...
President Muḥammad Mursī sent a congratulatory cable to Pope Tawāḍrus on the occasion, wishing him success in his new position for the sake of unifying the ranks of the Egyptian people. 
It is a private and noble initiative undertaken by a young Coptic man and a Muslim girl. They roam in the Upper Egyptian villages to educate children on loving and accepting the other [different], and on the coexistence among the different religions. 
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, Diocesan Bishop Binyamīn (Benjamin) of al-Minūfiyah, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, is different from all his predecessors [state presidents], and “he is a person of great tolerance,” stressing that “al-Sīsī cannot be held responsible for the...
The exaggeration on references to religion in the constitution will definitely do away with all values of genuine democracy and equality among all citizens without any discrimination between Muslims and Christians or men and women
In a move considered by observers as crucial in order to counter the plight of terrorist groups’ attempts to disrupt between Muslims and Christians from time to time, imams and church leaders met to discuss ways to counter terrorism.
Dr. Maḥmūd Zaqzūq, Egypt’s former Minister of Endowments and Secretary-General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), called for a clear and comprehensive definition of terrorism to be agreed upon by all international institutions, pointing out that terrorism is an illicit use of violence aimed at...

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