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As we witness the times of crises Egypt and the Middle East are going through, the question is raised whether a dialogue between Islam and Christianity is needed?
Background: This recording is divided into two parts. The first part is mainly about the revival of the Ancient Library of the Alexandria Project, how the idea has started, the varying project phases, funds, the role of the UNESCO and the main features of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The second...
Egyptian media are full of reports on the work of the current Constituent Assembly. On November 22, Arab-West Report met with Rev. Dr. Safwāt al-Bayādī, President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt and member of the Constituent Assembly. Arab-West Report had previously attended a conference of...
Amin Makram Ebeid's review of Jayson Casper's ZIVIC paper on peacebuilding in Egypt (AWR 2010 Week 2 Article 2)
Amin Makram Ebeid writes: Cornelis Hulsman kindly asked me to write a few lines on the tragic events that took place in Naj‘ Hammādī and how this could be best managed, punishing the responsible people and working towards reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in the region.  
In the following interview, Muslim thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd discusses the present Islamic discourse, he refers to the history of the Islamic reformation in the 20th century and points out the current defects. Abū Zayd also tackles the problems of Egyptian society and the Azhar’s relationship...
This article is an interview with Ibrahim Fahmy Helal, who led the Coptic Nation group that appeared at the time of Pope Yousab. He speaks about the attempt of the group to kidnap the pope and force him to abdicate papacy
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
The author presents some contributions from Jewish, Christian and Muslim intellectuals on the relationship between the mind and the interpretation of religious texts.
The author of the article, Dr. Muná Abū Sinná, explains the reasons behind the backwardness of the Muslim world. According to Dr. Abū Sinná, Muslims’ rejection of logic and reason for finding the meanings of religious texts is one of the major reasons behind this backwardness.
Asīmah Janu discusses the Islamic stereotype spread in the West.
Makram Muhammad Ahmad discusses the misconceptions about Islam adopted in the West.
Dr Hulsman analyses the lecture of Pope Benedict, noting that the text showed that his lecture was unfortunate but the translation made it even worse. The report notes several translation mistakes from the original German text to English. The Arabic texts were then translations of the English....
Those who try to create hostility between Islam and the followers of the other religions do not behave in a correct Islamic manner but express a personal inclination and a religious disturbance within their minds. The Qur’an makes it clear that the relationship between Muslims and the followers of...
The author compares between two approaches in Islam. The first is the imitation approach that simply imitates the salafi ideas in a very traditional way without questioning them. The second is the reasoning approach that gives place to the mind to question everything.
In the symposium of “The heavenly religions and the Arabic identity,” the Sheikh of the Azhar said that heavenly religions came for all human beings and do not have any relation to the Arabic identity or any other identity. Pope Shenouda said that religions should have a universal direction and...
An international conference on Islam in Vienna discussed in November a number of issues concerning Islam and its relation to the West. Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Mahmoud Hamdī Zaqzouq was invited to the conference to lecture on Islam’s position on globalization.
Al-Ahrām has interviewed a number of Muslim scholars in an attempt to unearth some of the reasons for the underdevelopment of the Muslim world.
During the celebration of his appointment to a full professorship at the University of Leiden, the president of the university delivered a speech in which he described (Dr.) Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid as the silent intellect. However, “there is a historical moment when the intellect breaks his silence and...
The issue of the possibility of establishing a political party by the Muslim Brotherhood is still on the surface. The Muslim Brotherhood is something like a self-centered powerful lobby or a subtly-integrated community within the society. They have their customs, traditions and rituals. As far as...

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