Conflict & Cooperation | Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt (Makari)

Conflict & Cooperation | Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt (Makari)

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In Conflict & Cooperation: Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Egypt, author Peter E. Makari considers the role of governmental and nongovernmental actors in conflict resolution and the promotion of positive Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt. He maintains that, prevailing opinions notwithstanding, the last quarter-century has witnessed a high level of inter-religious cooperation and tolerance. Relying heavily on Arabic sources, Makari examines the rhetoric and actions of official governmental and religious institutions, as well as civil society actors. Combining empirical research with an informed theoretical perspective, this work offers a perspective seldom available to the English reader on questions of tolerance, citizenship, and civil society in this part of the Arab world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter E. Makari is Team Leader for the Cleveland office of Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Formerly, he served as Executive for the Middle East and Europe with Global Ministries. He is the Vice Chair of the National Council of Churches’ Interfaith Relations Commission. For seven years, Makari lived in the Middle East, where he worked with the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in Cairo, Egypt (1991-1994), and then with the Middle East Council of Churches, based in Limassol, Cyprus (1997-2000). He earned an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo (1993) and a Ph.D. in Politics and Middle East Studies from New York University (2003).

Hardcover: 238 pages
Publisher: Syracuse University Press (November 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions:  6.1 x 9.1 inches

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