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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.
In collaboration with the Anglican Diocese of Egypt, the Swedish Institute Alexandria held a round table discussion on “Reforming the religious discourse and its role in improving dialogue, tolerance and coexistence” with a view to tackling the importance of reforming the religious discourse and...
Hosted by Egyptian Satellite Channel TEN, Pope Tawāḍrūs II said to media presenter ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd that Minya in Upper Egypt has a dense population that might represent a potential cause behind the frequent occurrence of sectarian attacks.
The birth of the Prophet Muḥammad and the fast period that precedes the birth of Jesus are these beautiful occasions on which all Egyptians exchange congratulatory sentiments, and share traditional foods and dishes typical for these festivities. Adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its...
On October 4, 2010, Ḍiyā’ ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, 47, decided to leave his work as an Imam in the Sharqiyah governorate and emigrate to the United States, fleeing from society’s rejection of his homosexuality. This emigration brought with it a remarkable story for the Egyptian Imam, who dared to open what...
In his speech at the second session of the World Youth Forum, Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī said that the social housing projects carried out by the state to tackle the problem of slums and incomplete urbanization infrastructures Egypt is facing.
The UAE-based Gulf News published a report on barring women wearing burkini – a tight dress that covers women’s entire body and known locally as Sharīʿah-compliant swimwear – from using hotel’s beaches and swimming pools, adding that Egypt’s tourism authorities have warned coastal hotels against...
Woman writer and columnist Rashā Samīr tackles in her column this week the issues on freedom of opinion, tolerance, and acceptance of the others, all virtues that, according to Samīr, do not go beyond being slogans, and never practiced on the ground by the Egyptian society, which she accuses of...
Social variables have occurred on the Egyptian reality in recent times, raising a wide debate about the right of the individual to freedom of opinion and expression on the one hand, and adherence to standards and genres and moral values on the other. The discussions in their entirety were on “...
“The Eastern Christians, Two Thousand Years of History” Exhibition, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris, has received great attention in the French, Arab and other media networks, especially because French President Emmanuel Macron attended the opening of the exhibition.
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār al-Jumaʿa of the Ministry of Religious Endowments employed two imams who speak foreign languages during the past two years .
The Islamophobia Observatory in Egypt has praised Sawsan Shalabī of the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, Germany, for her recent announcement concerning Islam, terrorism, and tolerance in society. 
Asrār al-Usbūʿa:  The Endowment District of Alexandria announces on Saturday an advocacy program to be held during the month of Shaʿabān, that includes organizing weekly advocacy convoys, lessons, and religious nights teaching about “the change of the Qibla, a valuable lesson”.
Would hundreds of books and tens of thousands of theses criticizing Islamic, its history, and its narratives affect the faith of Muslims? And would hundreds of books and tens of thousands of theses criticizing Orthodoxy of the Christian faith and its theology affect the faith of Egyptian Christians...
According to the latest figures, the number of Egyptian Nubians is 2-4 million, forming thus the largest minority group. Another group is that of the Amazigh (Berbers): the indigenous North Africans in Egypt. 'Minorities' is a term referring to categories of people differentiated from the social...
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,...
As with the article of intern Jonathan Vink perspectives on Egypt change with a stay in Egypt. Ugandan student Mutyaba Paul Charles describes his experiences.
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...
Cornelis Hulsman was asked to speak about Matthew 25:35-36, where Jesus said “For I was hungry and you gav
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...

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