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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...
The 31st International Conference for the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs entitled “Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue” kicked off today with ministers, scholars, and muftis from 40 different countries expected to participate. 
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...
In Egypt, there is a new experiment going on to cultivate the principles of mutual understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of others; a Muslim is teaching at an Evangelical seminary, and a Christian is teaching at al-Azhar. 
Since the June 30 revolution, Egypt has laid a foundation stone to anchor the values of citizenship and national unity; by raising the principles of equality and combating discrimination and sectarianism. As the prince of poetry Aḥmad Shawqī said “We are Muslims and Copts… one nation over the...
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:
Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...
Egyptian and French officials held discussions on Sunday related to terrorism, extremism, and political developments in the region. 
Al-Azhar celebrated International Day of Peace, which seeks to strengthen peace between nations and peoples, eliminate violence, and promote cease fires around the world through education and greater awareness.

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