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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-...
In Asyut, Bayt al-’Aylah (House of the Family) invited all national forces to sit together at table of dialogue for the sake of Egypt. General Secretary of the House of the Family, Shaykh Sayyīd ‘Abd al-‘Azīz, urged all political forces to place higher interests of the homeland above all other...
The Azhar's initiative for dialogue "Family House" or "Bayt al-‘Aylah" called on President Muhammad Mursī to freeze the recently issued Constitutional declaration and to engage in dialogue with national powers as soon as possible in order to bring Egypt out of its current crisis.
  In an effort to raise public awareness of Asyut’s history and culture, the Governor of the Middle Egyptian city, Eng. Yāsir al-Dusūqī stressed on the importance of domestic tourism and praised the tours organized by the Regional Authority for Tourism Promotion to the historical sites of Asyut.  
In a move considered by observers as crucial in order to counter the plight of terrorist groups’ attempts to disrupt between Muslims and Christians from time to time, imams and church leaders met to discuss ways to counter terrorism.
Dr. Maḥmūd Zaqzūq, Egypt’s former Minister of Endowments and Secretary-General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), called for a clear and comprehensive definition of terrorism to be agreed upon by all international institutions, pointing out that terrorism is an illicit use of violence aimed at...

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