CEOSS FID, in cooperation with Loccum Academy, held a new round of the Arab-Europe Dialogue entitled “Citizenship and Religion in Political Transformation” from 24 Feb. to 1 Mar., 2014 at CEOSS premises in Cairo. The conference was attended by a number of intellectuals, parliament members, religious leaders and media professionals.
The conference addressed topics such as a critique of the post Arab spring revolutions, the response of the European policy to the political changes especially in Egypt, the legitimate governance, current situation in Egypt and Tunasia, and the future of Arab-European relations.
Dr. Rev. Andrea Zaki, CEOSS General Director, said that despite what happened to Christians, after the dispersal of protestors in Rabaa, of burning and destroying churches and Christian properties leaving many dead and wounded, a new relationship between Muslims and Christians was bounded. He also addressed the citizenship concept as well as Christian-Muslim relationship in Egypt at this critical stage.
Participants urged the European community to stand by Arab countries against terrorism and to understand these countries situation in this critical stage.