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Program Webinar: Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe Sept. 26th, 2020   Program title: Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe Period: Saturday September 26, 2020. Organized by: the Center for Arab-West Understanding (Egypt), the Institute of Missiology at Missio-...
Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
Several Coptic Orthodox Church dioceses across North America held meetings and conferences recently to discuss sexual abuse within the church. Father Būlus Ḥalīm, the official spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia in...
Saudi Arabia officially abolished the use of flogging as a form of punishment, as well as the death penalty for juniors last week. An important news event that didn’t get the coverage it deserves. A heated argument has long raged through the corridors of the United Nations, between those who think...
In his first decision in 2020 Pope Tawādrūs II appointed Rev. Monk Kīrillus al-Anba Bīshūy as director for his office and responsible for any correspondence with the official agencies of the state. Bishop Bīshūy will also communicate with the archbishops, the bishops and the parishes. 
In this editorial, the author analyzes the political role al-Azhar has played in the years following the 2011 revolution and how it tried to resolve the political and social crises at the time.  The author then compares the work that al-Azhar did to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and its inability...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
The second day of al-Azhar’s Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought witnessed controversy following statements made by the President of Cairo University Dr. Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, which many considered to be in opposition to the Asharite [al-Ashʿarī] (theology school in Islam), pushing...

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