Arab West Report. Working towards peace and reconciliation between Muslims and Christians. Context of our Peace Building Work: - Increasing number of media reports about tensions between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Working towards peace and reconciliation between Muslims and Christians
- Increasing number of media reports about tensions between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
-Some large attacks receive international attention, such as the one on Christians leaving church in NajcHammādī (Jan 2010).
- Some events have a local impact but do not reach a foreign audience, such as cIzbatBushrá (June 2009).
Coptic Christians protesting against the shootings in NajcHammādī.
Christians Killed as they Walked out of Church on Coptic Christmas Eve, January 6, 2010
A damaged home in the village of Bahjora, near Luxor. Riots and clashes followed the attack in NajcHammādī.
Men in southern Egypt trying to calm angry Christians after the deadly drive-by the night before.
Copts rioting and looting in NajcHammādī after the shootings. The government sent in police to quell the situation.
Authorities, government, Islamic leaders, and the church always seem to be surprised when new tensions arise. There is no official system in place to address these problems when they occur.
Copts protesting in Downtown Cairo about NajcHammādī
AWR interns meeting with Christian villagers of cIzbatBushrá.
AWR team meeting with prominent Islamic thinker Jamāl al-Bannā and Dutch author on Islam, EildertMulder
Program for Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures
The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute
1) Interns checking the newspapers.
2) The fence at Abū Fānā separating them from their Arab neighbours.
Visit with Prof. HaraldSuermann of Missio and Bonn University, Germany, April 2009.
Our Interns at AWR.
Head of CIDT and chair of CAWU Eng. SawsanGabrawith ZIVIC international coordinator Jayson Casper