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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.
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
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,...
1. Should intercultural dialogue emphasize cultural differences, similarities, or give equal attention to both? Please explain your answer. I still think a certain balance is needed, but when it comes to explaining similarities in a shallow way this could be problematic, for instance saying that...
When we began this series of articles on religious tolerance in Egypt, which is currently at its best, good relations between Muslims and Christians and the serious will of the political leadership are manifested. We do not deny, however, that sometimes the atmosphere of religious tolerance is...
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, issued a statement condemning the terrible terrorist act aimed at two mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand, during the Friday Prayer.  49 people got killed and tens got wounded. He said that he followed the news of the terrorist attacks with severe...
The article points out that there is a critic addressed to the Grand Imam by Rev. Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd summarized here in the three following points:
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...
During a meeting with the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop for the Horn of Africa; The Most Rev. Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs (Mouneer Hanna Anis), President Bishop of...
During his meeting with the delegation of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop...
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...
Al-Azhar appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people.
Muslim and Christian thinkers agreed during an intercultural dialogue forum held by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in Alexandria that the freedom of expression is one of the basic principles included in all heavenly religions. CEOSS director, Pastor Adrea Zakī,...
President Muhammad Mursī on Tuesday (October 23) received a delegation of Azhar clerics led by Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and senior clergymen of the Egyptian church and discussed the role of the religious discourse in societal change. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Oct. 24, p. 7] Read...
Media anchor Aḥmad Mūsā said that the Crescent and the Cross, standing side by side in the St. Catherine Monastery is unparalleled in the world. 
On Sunday, Pope Tawāḍrūs‎ II will preside over the celebration of the Coptic Orthodox Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, commemorating the Holy Family’s journey to Egypt, especially since the church was one of the highlights of its journey. The celebration, organized by Bishop Dāniyyāl, Secretary of The...
A military source has stated that there is no truth in reports that there have been negative reactions toward the changes that have taken place in leading positions in the armed forces, particularly as there had been coordination and consultation [with the armed forces regarding these changes.

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