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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...
Commenting on the image of solidarity manifested by President al-Sīsī, the Grand Imam, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the administrative capital, Egyptian poet and columnist Fārūq Juwaydah confirms in his article the rooted relationship between the Muslims and the Copts and the...
Usāma Fawzī’s film Baḥib el-Sīmā (“I love Cinema”) is one of the best Egyptian films of the third millennium, for it boldly presents the Coptic family as being an Egyptian one in the first place, and its religious affiliation rather secondary. 
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 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...
Unfortunately, the cause of fitnah, whose impact and consequences we suffer from until now, is that one party denies Islam, and the other believes in and defends it. The fact is that everyone belongs to this country, but we object that one national group has the upper hand over everything and...
The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services' (CEOSS) Forum for Intercultural Dialogue called for all movements represented by the various political forces to engage in serious, constructive dialogue by creating a suitable environment calling for the denunciation of violence and in which...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II received Ambassador Muhammad Rifā’ah al-Tahtāwī, the Chief of the Presidential Cabinet on Thursday (November 29) at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīyah as a church source said the meeting falls within the framework of efforts by the...
Political parties and movements objected the announcement to vote over the draft constitution as Dr. Ayman Abū al-ʿIlā, a member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) politburo, said the constituent assembly, which pays no attention to the people’s demands, will not finalize a consensus...
Dr. Ṣafwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said Sāwī’s statements that he voted on behalf of the church inside the constituent assembly were a “joke in a time when Egypt lost its sense of humor”.
Bishop Būla was commenting on statements by Muḥammad al-Sāwī, a member of the assembly, that he was representing the church on the panel. “I am afraid these statements were attributed to him (Sāwī) by mistake.”
Bishop Būla, the representative of the church who quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said the church has not authorized anyone to vote on its behalf over the draft.
A squabble followed a TV talk show between renowned veteran journalist ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Qandīl and Islamic preacher Safwat Ḥijāzī.

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