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During a meeting of the Religious Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, headed by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, on Monday, to discuss the draft law submitted by the government on the reorganization of the Egyptian Endowments Authority, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, Minister of Endowments,...
In the first time in Egypt’s history the TV program called The Dancer, which organizes competitions for belly dancing among ladies worldwide has led to the anger of the Azharite Scholars.
On the second day of the interfaith dialogue conference which is being held under the auspices of the Episcopal Church, participants have claimed that the roots causes of sectarianism in Egypt need to be tackled.
Dr. ‘Alī al-Sammān, the former chairman of the Azhar’s interfaith dialogue committee, says the Arab-Israeli conflict is the root of all evil worldwide, adding that there is no clash between religions but rather a political influence that uses religion to attain its objectives.
The review deals with varied opinions about Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks considered offensive in Muslim and Arab countries amidst calls to expel the papal nuncio in Egypt and put the interfaith dialogue with the Vatican on the back burner.
Elizabeth Yell reviews an article, given to AWR by Dr. ‘Alī al- Simmām, head of the Committee of Dialogue and Islamic Relations in the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs, which he found to be highly significant on the changing attitude of the Vatican towards Christians in the Middle East.
The article praises a court ruling repealing a previous ruling that gave Egypt’s nearly 1000 Bahā’īs the right to have their faith registered in official documents, with opinions by intellectuals that Bahā’ism is not a religion and that the only religions recognized in Egypt are the divine...
News that Dr. ‘Alī al-Simmām will present three working papers at the Conference of Dialogue of Religions in Qatar.
The Dialogue Committee at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced a draft bill on respect of religions and prevention of contempt for the beliefs of ‘the other’. The draft will be presented at the next session of the UN General Assembly.
Dr. ‘Ali al-Sammān, chairman of the Committee for Dialogue and Islamic Relations at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, speaks about the future of Muslim-Christian dialogue following the crisis of the Danish cartoons.


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