Bringing Secularism and religious Beliefs in contemporary societies


The International Union for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Education (ADIC) organized under the chairmanship of Dr. Aly El Samman and the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, a roundtable on the theme “Bringing Secularism and religious beliefs in contemporary societies”, with the participation of thirty students of the universities of Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta.

The speakers were Birgitta Holst Alani, director of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria; Dr Aly El Samman, president of ADIC; writer Al Afkar Kharadly, journalists Amr Shobaki, Mufid Fawzi Mahmoud Bakri and Adel Darwish; Maria Guerreiro from UNESCO; Nader Wanis, director of the cultural center Arkan of the Cathedral of St. Mark in Alexandria; Naomi Sakr, professor of political science media at the University of Westminster GB; and Othman Al Tawalbeh, professor of history of religions at University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Among the participants, thirty students from the departments of economics and political science, literature and communication of the Universities of Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta.

Translated from Al Ahram

In photos: ‘Bringing Secularism and Religious Beliefs, “Seminar at the Swedish Institute of Alexandria – 30 students participated in a round table for the Dialogue of Civilizations

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