Inter-Faith Group in Egypt?

This was news to me…

More than 150 Islamic and Christian leaders and clerics from Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan came together in a Cairo hotel for a three-day dialogue between the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue and the Middle East Council of Churches.

“The origin of all celestial religions is one, and their message is one, and that is to propagate virtue, good behaviour and obedience to God,” said Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, the grand shaikh of al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious centre of learning.


Pope Shenouda III, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, told the meeting he rejected the idea of a conflict of religions or civilisations.

Sounds like one of the typical American “love-ins”. I had absolutely no idea this was happening.

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