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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...
For over 26 years, Coptic Christians in the village of Hijāzah in Qūṣ, Qena, have been suffering under the rule of extremists in the region, who have prevented the Christian community from resuming work to build the St. George [Mār-Jirjis] Catholic Church.  The Egyptian government’s decision to...
Today, for the first time in Egypt, Pope Tawāḍrūs II inaugurated the conference of Lausanne Dialogue Initiative with the Orthodox churches.  The conference will continue for 4 days and will be also attended by Archbishop Angaelos [Anjīlūs], bishop for the Coptic Orthodox Church in London, and Mrs....
“The crescent moon with the cross”: this is the motto of Father Bandalīmūn Bushrā, a Roman Orthodox priest in Dumyāṭ.  Father Bandalīmūn, in the spirit of interfaith engagement, bought 50 boxes of sweets, commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad [al-Mawlid al-Nabawīy], to distribute to...

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