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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...
Since the Second World War churches have made tremendous efforts to strive towards more unity. At the same time, we see national and church politics often getting in the way. In this example about church division from Egypt, it is not about dogmatic differences but about the long-term effects of (...
Members of the Episcopal Church of Egypt were called to come to the All Saints Cathedral for an extra-ordinary church meeting that was carefully designed to result in a call for a letter to President Abdelfattah al-Sisi [ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī] to recognize the Anglican Diocese of Egypt as an...
Sermon given by Prof. Dr. Mike Reimer, teaching at the Department of History, American University in Cairo (AUC), on Orthodox Good Friday April 30, 2021, in the Anglican St. John the Baptist Church in Maadi, Cairo. This was typically the sermon of a historian. The sermon is based on the Gospel...
This text was presented to all members of the extraordinary church council meeting or synod on October 24, 2020. It was not a new text. The bishop earlier presented a similar text in 2019 to the parish council of St. John the Baptist Church when relations were discussed with the Maadi Community...
This text was presented to all members of the extraordinary church council meeting or synod of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt on October 24, 2020. The bishop provides some historical background to the Protestant Churches in Egypt Council, explains the Anglican legal structure and argues why the...
During the last weeks of March, we witnessed a new development in the attempted thawing of relations between Egypt and Turkey.  Ayman Nour [Ayman Nūr], head of “al-Sharq” television network, announced that he had met with representatives of the Turkish government to discuss “toning down” criticism...
The hitherto little-known village of Qufada [Qufāda] sadly became national news for a local pyramid scheme headed by Hussein Muhammad [Ḥussayn Muḥammad], a trader in tiles who is a member of a big local family. He was known for trading with China and speaks Chinese. Ḥussayn was successful in...
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...
  Recently, we witnessed what many in the Arab World thought would never happen. Some say we witnessed the impossible. Countries once thought of as enemies are becoming allies, and the Palestinian  cause that once unified the Arab world is now fading away. New alliances are formed, others destroyed...

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