The graduation ceremony for the first class of the Arab Christian Heritage diploma takes place at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Abbassiya, Cairo. The graduates, who studied at the college’s Center for Middle Eastern Christianity, include Christian and Muslim clergy. The graduation ceremony is supervised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Coptic Studies Centre, and is under the auspices of Atef Mehanni, Dean of the Evangelical Seminary.
The diploma for Christian Arab Heritage is the first of its kind in the history of graduate studies in Egypt. It explores all the heritage of Christians in Egypt and the Arab World, especially since Islam became the dominant force in the region. Students delve into the history of Islamic Christian dialogue, Arab Christian literature, Coptic heritage, and other topics.
10 October 2017