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Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
The celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as of the Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt, held in the Cultural Center of Kafr al-Sheikh, led to a discussion between the Hegumen Buṭrus Basṭawrūs, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta, and students from a preparatory...
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
The Salafī Da’wah (Call) approved Bible teaching in schools but in a way observing the Islamic sharī’ah controls, according to a fatwá by Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy chairman of the Da’wah.
The MubārakEducationalCity, which belongs to the ministry of education, has been turned into a ceremonial hall for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom & Justice Party (FJP), as the minister’s advisor, a Brotherhood member, has coordinated with the minister to have the facility as a headquarters...
Father Rafīq Jarīsh, the spokesman of the Catholic Church in Egypt, said that the Catholic Church is well-known by its schools. There are 171 Catholic schools in Egypt, 38 of which in Upper Egypt.  
The Azhar settled differences about remarks on some phrases in the citizenship rights textbook for the 2nd grade of the secondary stage of education, asserting that the textbooks do not have anything that violates Islam or the sharī’ah. 
Al-Azhar's pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair presents dozens of books refuting misconceptions and fallacies of extremist thought and terrorist groups, and emphasizing the need for renovation, moderate understanding, as the cornerstone of al-Azhar curriculum.
The “Coptic Scream” movement launched a campaign called “No to Brotherhoodization of Education”. 
Dr. Muhammad Dawūd, Islamic thinker and professor at the Suez Canal university, stated that the people will choose the ‘strong trusted one’ in the coming forthcoming presidential elections.
An anonymous source from the Azhar university stated that that the number of students that were expelled from the university this year reached 300 while more than 1200 students are under investigation
In continuation to the series of attempts to spread terror and fear in society, and in an attempt to delay examinations, two bombs were found close to the Azhar university containing a highly explosive TNT. 
Dr. Abāss Shūman, Deputy of the Azhar, stated that recently incorrect fatwá’s became  widespread, due to some self- proclaimed shaykhs who are ignorant in religious knowledge and sharī’ah.
Father Ghābryāl Hāshim, Director of the Department of Theological Affairs and Ecumenical Relations of the Middle East Council of Churches, said that Muslims and Christians have been living together in the Middle East for more than 15 centuries. He explained that this shared experience has unique...
Dr. ‘Abāss Shūmān, Deputy of the Azhar, stated that the Azharite education will witness a development with the development of the Azharite syllabi.
President of the Institute of Religious Education for the Catholic Copts of Asyut, Father Matāwūs Adīb announced that the enrolment for the year 2018-2019 has resumed. The institute is under the patronage of the Coptic Catholic Diocesan Bishop of Asyut Kyrillos William.
  Yesterday night, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Sunday schools was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in the presence of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the BA Director Dr. Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī and a number of General Bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church.  
In his column this week journalist and writer Hānī Labīb reports that he recently viewed a post sent by Eng. Ṭāriq al-Malṭ in which he criticized that while the State is celebrating its complete financial and administrative takeover of the Muslim Brotherhood’s schools that are originally controlled...
In their yesterday’s meeting, both Dr. Shaykh ʿAbbās Shūmān, Deputy of Al-Azhar, and Dr. Mājid bin ʿAlī al-Nuʿaymī, Bahraini Minister of Education, considered the steps taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain for establishing the Shaykh ʿAbdullāh bin Khālid Academy for Islamic Studies. 
In cooperation with the Dār al-Kitāb al-Muqaddas (the Holy Bible Publication House), the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), organized a literary forum to discuss the theme ‘a new Arabic rereading of the biblical text’. Head of the CEOSS and of Egypt’s Presbyterian church,...

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