A number of young men and women from Minya, Upper Egypt—some 250km south of Cairo–called on Facebook for a popular campaign under the title: Let’s celebrate together”.The aim is to unite Christians and Muslims in celebrating Coptic Christmas (on 7 January) and the Birthday of the Muhammad, two occasions which this year fall three days apart.
The young sponsors of this campaign launched a number of activities to urge every Egyptian to ask himself or herself, “why don’t I celebrate with my neighbour who belongs to a different religion? Why don’t we share eating together, or go on a picnic together?
Among the clauses they used: “Let’s go out and share joy”, and “Let’s love each other not by words but by deeds”.
30 December 2015