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Story angle for module 2 writing assignment

The interfaith dialogue in Egypt has been an issue that occupied my mind for sometime. The majority of Egyptians are known to be religious people, where religion plays a pivotal role in shaping their values and behaviors. Coming from a Coptic Orthodox background in Egypt, I noticed how the different religious groups in Egypt are so isolated from each other, and look upon each other with suspicion and mistrust. Most of the interfaith initiatives that have taken place in Egypt have been superficial and didn't go deep enough to tackle the underlying causes of the tension between Egyptians coming from different backgrounds. However, some initiatives and projects succeeded in building a relationship of mutual trust and bring the different religious groups closer through community service and a deeper understanding of each others' backgrounds, beliefs and practices.

I want to tackle this topic in my frontline journal, and how service has been a great tool in interfaith dialogue and acceptance of religious diversity.

Comments

Paulina Lawsin's picture

This is a good topic Mirette.

This is a good topic Mirette. The world will learn from Egypt's experience in finding solutions to interfaith issues. Good luck.

Leslie Stoupas's picture

I'm interested in hearing more!

Since interfaith dialogues are so important to promoting peace on the planet, I look forward to reading about some solution-oriented approaches. This should be an intriguing piece, Mirette!

Leslie Stoupas

usha kc's picture

I liked your idea MIrette.

I liked your idea MIrette.

treasureland's picture

Great Story Angle

Can't wait to read it in details. CHEERS

Ifesinachi

Okeny-Lucia's picture

You will succeed

Mirette,this is what Pulsewire requires us to do.Will wait to read from the streets of Cairo,take me around the pyramids to the Suez Canal.Welcome

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Great idea Mirette. I think this is a very timely topic to cover. Just make sure that you make it personal--the frontline journal should be about something that affects you on a daily basis and it should cover the issue through your experience. This is less about other people's opinions than it is about your own. Make sense?

Cheers,
Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

PauletteNYC's picture

assignment 2

Mirette,

I had the opportunity to review your Module 2. Excellent final piece! You wrote a clear, concise and engaging journal. You gracefully educated the reader on the relevant political and social climate in Egypt and offered a compelling solution. Your storytelling and MLK quote really added to the power of this piece.

I look forward to reading your next assignment. Thank you for sharing what you did! Best, Paulette

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