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1. What did you learn in the workshop? Regularly following the news, I have always understood biased reporting, but when it comes to education, I think it was an eye-opening to see how different or dominant narratives could have an impact, not just in teaching about political history as I...
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...
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...
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.
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.  
Several local residents of the city of Timā, Suhāj governorate, surrounded the al-Zahrā’ elementary school to protest alleged attempts by a Coptic teacher to disseminate ideas against the Muslim faith into the minds of their children as he advised them to quit praying.
Minister of Education Ibrāhīm Ghunaym said the syllabi, designed by specialized research centers in association with the civil society organizations, are as sacred as constitutions, noting those syllabi have never been and will never be drawn up by any political party.
Meanwhile, Nādir al-Sirafī, the official spokesman of the 1938 Copts League, which advocates divorce and remarriage in Christianity, threatened to challenge the unconstitutionality of an article proposed by the church in the constitution that reads “non-Muslims may have recourse to their own...
The ministry of education inserted verses from the Bible into the syllabus of secondary schools in the chapter on human rights of the national education subject
Maj. General Abū Bakr al-Jindī, Chairman of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), denied reports attributed to him about the census of Egyptian Christians or that he said Copts are five million.
Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah praised the Egyptian church’s position regarding the film and cartoons defaming the Prophet Muhammad, adding the crisis has brought Egyptian Muslims and Christians to unite.  
The al-Marj Court of Misdemeanor decided on Wednesday (September 26) to adjourn to the October 17 session the trial of blogger Albīr Sābir ‘Ayyād Zakī, a young Copt who is facing charges of religion disdaining and insulting God and the prophets.  
Most Rev. Munīr Hannā Anīs, the head of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt, said Copts have fears about power under the Muslim Brotherhood group, adding more than 100,000 Egyptian Christians emigrated last year.  
Muhammad al-‘Azab, a member of the Shūrá Council from the Salafī al-Nūr Party and member of the National Council of Human Rights, severely criticized U.S. President Obama’s speech before the UN on Tuesday (September 25), adding the address was void of the simplest rules of diplomacy as he said he...
He said that there are some “small” problems but it is not up to the level of “fitnah” (sedition), adding President Mursī is aware that each and every people has its own governing values that some might differ with but they must be respected after all. 
President Muhammad Mursī has reiterated that all Egyptians enjoy the same rights and duties and that there is no Christian minority in Egypt, said presidential spokesman Yāsir ‘Alī, commenting on U.S. President Barack Obama’s statements on Copts’ rights in Egypt. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām,...
The General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBO) published a new book entitled ‘The Egyptian society and western culture 1798-1952’ written by researcher Muḥammad Rajab Tammām.
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.

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