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Also speaking on the occasion was Muhammad ‘Alī Bishr, a member of the Irshād (Guidance) Office of the Muslim Brotherhood group, who said that Egypt has lost an unprecedented patriotic figure, praying that Pope Shenouda’s successor would pursue his path. [Ahmad Sa’dāwī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, April 25...
The St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Tuesday (April 24) hosted a huge ceremonial gathering on the occasion of commemorating Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III on the 40th day of his departure. Leading a Mass was acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius and members of the Holy...
Hammād also ordered filing investigations with the rest of the suspects, 29, for lack of sufficient evidence they were involved in incitation in the incidents. The investigators sent a copy of the decision to the Egyptian Radio & TV Union (ERTU) to enforce administrative penalties on Ibrāhīm al...
President of the Evangelical congregation in Egypt Dr. Andrīyya Zakī extended condolences to the Egyptian people and the government on the death of Dr. ʿAlī al-Sammān, who was a symbolic figure of Islamic-Christian dialogue and had worked sincerely to foster interfaith and intercultural coexistence...
Dr. ʿAlī al-Sammān was born in 1929. He is an Egyptian professor who has lived in France and received his Ph.D. Dr. al-Sammān has participated in a large number of seminars and dialogues, and his activities stem from his belief in the importance of dialogues and meetings dealing with Islam and the...
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
Counselor Tharwat Hammād, the judge investigating the October 9, 2011 deadly incidents outside the state radio & TV building in Maspero, ordered Michael ‘Ādil and Michael Shākir be referred to the Cairo Criminal Court on charges of stealing an concealing a machinegun owned by the armed forces...
(Right) now all the political groups in Egypt conform to one main principle, which is to make sure that every part of society is represented in the constituent assembly that will draft the Egyptian constitution. There is no doubt that this principle is credible as long as it is implemented...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III welcomes Dr. Butrus Butrus Ghālī, President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) and Dr. 'Alī al-Sammān, President of the Paris-based International Union for Jewish-Muslim-Christian Dialogue and Peace Education (ADIC). In the meeting, Pope Shenouda...
The Committee of the Azhar for the Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions has been in existence for twenty years now. But that did not stop the Grand Mufti, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, from deciding to dissolve it due to "infeasibility" at a time when it is most needed. Many Azhar figures expressed their...
The article presents an interview with the prominent intellectual Dr. ‘Alī al-Sammān on the effect of the inter-faith dialogue in society.
Islam and Muslims are in great need of enlightened scholars. The author included the World Economic Forum in Amman and the C-100 meeting as opportunities to emphasize this need for enlightenment.
Transcribed by: Susan Richards-BensonThe following present a transcript of an interview with Tarek Heggy. Heggy discusses a number of issues, centered around his controversial article ‘If I were a Copt.’ He comments on current events in Egypt and the Arab world, and present his opinion on issues...
‘Alī al-Simmān asked the Vatican to carry out a study on the Crusades in order to carefully determine the extent of damage and abuses inflicted on the Muslim people at that time.
Amāl Mu‘awad writes about the Azhar Committee for Dialogue among Religions.
President Mubarak has met with the delegation representing the three heavenly religions in the inter- religious dialogue conference that was held in Alexandria. He warned against the provocative activities of Israel as it is in the nature of such activities to lead to more blood shedding. At the...
After four months of estrangement between the Azhar and the Vatican, the Vatican Ambassador in Cairo, Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald visited Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb, chairman of the Permanent Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue, in his office at the Azhar headquarters.
A member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs blames Western education and Muslims for the hostility between Islām and the West.
Many conferences about terrorism and the distorted image of Arabs and Muslims in the Western media were held last week. The International Council for Mission and Aid held an inter-religious dialogue conference in the Azhar. The Islamic Council for inter-civilization dialogue and the Islamic...
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.

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