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Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
The killing of twelve-year-old Muḥammad al-Durrah in Gaza was played out on television screens across the world on September 30, 2000, days after the start of the Palestinian uprising known as "al-Aqṣā Intifāḍah". A number of young Egyptians shared their thoughts to Miṣr al-ʿArabiyya on the 19th...
A number of people interested in the history and heritage of the town of al-Quṣayr along  the Red Sea have launched a campaign to include the smallest church in Egypt on a list of Coptic antiquities and save it from disrepair. The calls come nearly 103 years after the church's construction by...
Archaeologist Dr. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Rayḥān, general director of research and archaeological studies and scientific publishing in South Sinai, has presented a research paper entitled, “al- Wādī Monastery in Ṭawr, Sinai: a study of the architecture and artifacts recovered from the monastery,” which was...
A lecture from Dr. Tarek Mansour on Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East.
When asked by one of his followers about the reason behind the rapes of women during Islamic wars, Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh Rushdī replied “these are human beings and they have needs,” going on to explain that these needs could not be considered shameful as long as the woman has consented to the sexual...
Christian officials and religious bodies celebrate these days the Egyptian or Coptic New Year, which begins with the feat of Nayrouz "ʿīd al-Nayrūz" in Arabic. With the rise of the sun of September 11, the year 6253 began according to the Egyptian calendar, which began in 4241 BC, but in terms...

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