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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.
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...
With the endorsement of the Grand Imām Ahmad al-Tayyib Shaykh of the Azhar, a new branch of ‘Bayt al-‘Ailah (a body related to the Azhar comprised of Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars), was inaugurated in the governorate of Sohag by several officials, among them Dr. ‘Abbās Shūmān, Deputy of...
Dr. Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, rapporteur of the Religious Discourse Committee at the Egyptian Family House (EFH), and Hegumen Buṭrus Buṭrus, the assistant rapporteur, met with the members of the clergy and imams of Al-Azhar at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center of the St. Mark Cathedral in al-...
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...
Archbishop Makāriyyūs, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Minya, sent a memorandum to the Presidency concerning the crisis of the Copts in the villages of "‘Izbat Sulṭān" and "Dimshāw Hāshim". In his note to President al-Sīsī, Anba Makāriyyūs said: "On behalf of the Copts of the two villages,...
‘Bayt al-‘Aylah’, an organization which tries to resolve interfaith tensions in Egypt, has called on organizations globally, whether Arab, Christian or Muslim, as well as the Vatican, to take practical steps to halt the violence and bloodshed in the Central African Republic, out of respect for...
Bishop Yūsuf Abū al-Khayr of Suhāj, Bishop Immanuel Ayad [ʿAmānuʾīl ʿAyād] of Luxor, and Patriarch Isḥāq Ibrāhīm of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt inaugurated today a hotel affiliated to the Coptic Catholic Dioceses of the Red Sea and Sohag [Suhāj].
The author opens his article with some lines that he published 11 years ago in Al-Ahrām Newspaper. These lines tell the story of two children, Bīshūy and Aḥmad, living in Shubrā al-Mazallāt. Bīshūy does not hesitate in extending his hand to Aḥmad to save him from drowning in the Nile River....
Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, advisor to the Azhar Shaykh for Dialogue, and Dr. Girgis Sālih from the Coptic Orthodox Church have inaugurated a branch of Bayt Al-ʿA’ila in Port Said.
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...
Members of the Egyptian Family House, headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, issued a statement refusing the film dishonoring Prophet Muhammad. The statement included leaders of the three main Christian denominations in Egypt. They statement continues that the film angered Muslims...
A number of the Azhar Scholars, members of the “Egyptian Family House” and the three Egyptian churches welcomed the draft law on building houses of worship. They all asked for its issuance as soon as possible in order to face the sectarian fitnah that takes place every now and then. The Azhar...
Members of the 'Family House' initiative headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and attended by representatives of the Egyptian church refused the draft law of the unified law for building houses of worship and agreed on the 2001 statute that regulates building mosques and asked for...
During the Family House Initiative meeting in the Azhar, solutions of cooling down the fitnah was discussed. The meeting also tackled ways to prevent foreign interference in Muslim-Christian relations. A second meeting was held to consider means to achieve independence of the Azhar. Read original...
The Azhar's Grand Shaykh, Ahmad al-Tayīb, met on March 23, 2011 with Bishop Armiyā, representing the Coptic Orthodox Church, to discuss the "Family House" initiative. Al-Tayīb is waiting for Coptic Pope Shenouda III's response on the initiative.    
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