Muslims and Christians unite for a new Egypt

Posted Jul 30, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa invited Muslim leaders and politicians, along with Christian leaders from different denominations, for an Iftar or a break of the fast of Ramadan, at All Saints Cathedral Hall.

More than 130 people attended the Iftar including the Grand Mufti of Egypt, the Deputy of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt, and the ambassadors of the U.K., Holland, Australia, Ireland and Switzerland.

The Most Rev. Mouneer Hanna Anis, bishop of the diocese and primate of the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East, spoke of the importance of working together for building a new Egypt. A diocesan spokesman said: “The spirit of joy and celebration prevailed among all participants and several leaders affirmed that the resuming of national unity is of the utmost importance for the future of Egypt, especially after the recent demonstrations and the appointment of a new civil government.”