Establishing ‘Egyptian Family House’ was a step towards confronting terrorism, Min. of Justice Omar Marwan



Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 11:08 GMT


Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 11:08 GMT

CAIRO – 8 November 2021:  Egypt's Minister of Justice Omar Marwan said, Monday that ending the state of emergency in Egypt is a clear proof that Egypt is a safe and stable country.


In his speech on behalf of the Prime Minister during celebrating the 10th anniversary of founding the Egyptian Family House, Marwan said that the initiative of establishing this house came as a step to confront terrorism and extreme thoughts.

He noted that president Abdel Fattah al Sisi has affirmed in previous statements that preserving the unity of the Egyption people is the only guarantee to keep country safe.



The Celebration of the 10th anniversary of founding the Egyptian Family House kicked off on Monday with the participation of Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed El Tayyeb and Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patrarch of the See of St. Mark along with former president Adly Mansour.

The ceremony, held at the Al-Azhar Convention Center in Nasr City, started with playing the national anthem.



The ‘Egyptian Family House’ is an initiative that represents a model of religious coexistence. Established in 2011 by the post-revolutionary cabinet of Essam Sharaf, the Egyptian Family House was first conceived by the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, and the late Pope Shenouda of Alexandria. Headquartered in Cairo, the Egyptian Family House consists of Muslim scholars, clerics from the Coptic Church, representatives of various Christian faiths in Egypt, and a number of Egyptian intellectuals.




The ‘Egyptian Family House’ aims to preserve the fabric of Muslim-Christian unity within the Egyptian society, by following a number of means to achieve this end; notably, reaffirming the noble values and common characteristics between the various religions and cultures; establishing a new discourse that caters to the needs of the youth, as a pillar to moral and education, to encourage peace, and the rejection of hatred and violence; promoting cooperation and coexistence among citizens; monitoring and proposing preventive means to maintain social peace; and training imams and priests in various parts of the country to acquaint followers with other faiths to maintain social peace

The Family House works on promoting the Muslim and Christian values of compassion, empathy and understanding and upholding the principles of coexistence and tolerance.

The Family House also aims to encourage the culture of peace and acceptance of others and counter hatred and violence.




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