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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
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...
For the first time, Pope Tawadros II was accompanied by the Grand Imam of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, when he led the meeting of the Bayt al-A’ilah (the Egyptian Family House, name of an initiative of the Azhar for Muslim-Christian dialogue). The meeting was organized by Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq...
A member in the 18-man committee supervising the papal elections revealed that Bishop Pachomius alone would decide on the names of the seven candidates for the pope position, if a large number of bishops and monks applied, in accordance with the 1957 statute that stipulates candidates must not be...
During ceremonies to commemorate Pope Shenouda III on the occasion of the 40th day of his departure at the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah, several officials and dignitaries spoke on the virtues of the deceased prelate including Dr. Yahyá al-Jamal, former deputy premier...
On the other hand, the Dutch diplomacy and clerics in the Netherlands embarked on activities to disown a new anti-Islam book by ultra-rightist politician Geert Wilders, expected to be published soon in New York. Wilders, the Dutch lawmaker who devoted his life to “stopping the Islamization of...
During ceremonies to commemorate Pope Shenouda III on the occasion of the 40th day of his departure at the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah, several officials and dignitaries spoke on the virtues of the deceased prelate including Dr. Yahyá al-Jamal, former deputy premier...
Meanwhile, MP Muhammad al-‘Umdah, Vice-Chairman of the People’s Assembly Legislative Committee, submitted a proposal to Dr. Sa’d al-Katātnī, the parliament speaker, to name the Defense & National Security Committee hall after Pope Shenouda and put his picture there in recognition of his role to...
A member in the 18-man committee supervising the papal elections revealed that Bishop Pachomius alone would decide on the names of the seven candidates for the pope position, if a large number of bishops and monks applied, in accordance with the 1957 statute that stipulates candidates must not be...
Priest Angelus, the secretary of Bishop Pachomius, denied that the interim leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church ran in the elections over the chair of St. Mark the Apostle, adding Bishop Pachomius has over and again said he would not seek any positions and only seeks the service of the church and...
According to the 1957 statute, May 15 will mark the 60th day the papal chair became vacant, Bishop Abrām told al-Ahrām in a meeting attended by Counselors Edward Ghālib and Malak Mīnā, members of the candidacy committee secretariat. Ghālib said the mass media offers suggests incorrect names and...
For nearly thirty years, Egyptian society has witnessed the encroachment of the niqāb, this questionable phenomenon, and the risk of national security it generates. Imposed by the Salafism hardliners, the niqāb, or rather its true meaning from the Arabic concealment – is alien to Egyptian Muslims...
The Egyptian Family House will hold a forum entitled “For the Love of Egypt” at the Cairo International Book Fair on Tuesday that will be attended by Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūk, former Minister of Endowments and Secretary General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), H.G. Bishop Jeremiah, General Bishop...
The Eminence of the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad aṭ-Ṭayib, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, visited the Cathedral of St. Mark in Al- ʿAbassiyyah yesterday to congratulate Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic brothers on the occasion of the Easter Feast. The Grand Imam was received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II...
Islamophobia literally means an exaggerated or irrational fear of Islam. In current times, Islamophobia is on the rise worldwide.
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
This report by Arab-West Report explains the context of the massive destruction of churches and Christian institutions in Egypt in August 2013.
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’.
In the name of God the most Merciful, and the most Compassionate To: Drs. Cornelis Hulsman,  Director and Founder of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) Dear Sir, As I follow up the sincere efforts your good self exert for promoting dialogue between Muslims and Christians...

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