Cairo, February 21, 2017.

The Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb and Pope Tawadros II, the Head of Egypt’s Orthodox Church, stressed the importance of reviving values and ethics as an imminent necessity to maintain national unity and preserve the community’s social fabric. Egypt’s religious leadership attended the opening session of the “ethics and values initiative,” which comes in light of consecutive calls by President Al Sisi to purge extremist ideas from religious discourse. For his part, Pope Tawadros highlighted the role of the family in the society, expressing hope that the initiative would provide a practical vision to revive morals and principles.

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