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Many non-religious people in the West tend to believe religious people are irrational. Their view of religious Muslims is often even less favorable. They are, unjustly, often associated with religious extremism. Ignorance of the great diversity that we find in all religions as well as their...
Social reconciliation in Egypt has a long, entangled history. Social reconciliation takes place when families or communities need to settle their disputes. Mediation and negotiation are the cornerstones and focal points for settling societal disputes. Various methods were applied including security...
Major General Khālid Shuʿayb, governor of Maṭrūḥ, met with Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm Sālim, Director of the Azharian zone in Maṭrūḥ,  Fr. Matā Zakariyyā, pastor of the Virgin Mary Church, and Shaykh ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm Sulṭān, Director General of the Maṭrūḥ Preaching area. They met following the completion of...
The author of this op-ed discusses how to truly implement the meaning of “tolerance” [al-tasāmuḥ] when it comes to interfaith dialogue.  He stresses the need to find what unites people whether its nation or common humanity in order to overcome conflict.  The article is as follows:
The Coptic Orthodox Church called on people to not get involved or get carried away with Egypt’s enemies both at home and abroad, who want to cause sectarian strife and division and harm the country’s peace and security. 
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
The Cultural Dialogue Forum of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services organized the seventh round of American-Egyptian dialogue in participation with Hands along the Nile Development Services (HANDS), the United Church of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the...
In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center welcomed 150 imāms and pastors for a training program, called “Because I am a Father,” sponsored primarily by the Egyptian “House of the Family” [Bayt al-ʿ Āʾila], Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope of Alexandria and...
Bayt al-A’ilah led the settlement of the Badrmān tensions by holding the first reconciliation session between Copts and Muslims in the village. The Church on the other hand has rejected the customary reconciliation sessions that prevent the application of the rule of law (Māhir ‘Abd al-Sabbūr, al-...

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