By World Bulletin
Senior Muslim and Christian authorities are cooperating to draft a “scholarly response” to what they say is a growing trend of atheism, especially among Egyptian youth.
Christian churches in Egypt say they are joining forces with Egypt’s Al-Azhar, a prominent center of Sunni Muslim learning, to fight the spread of atheism in the country.
“The Church and the Al-Azhar are drafting a constructive mechanism to address atheism,” Poules Halim, a spokesman for Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, told Anadolu Agency.
His statements came following a two-day conference, organized jointly between the Al-Azhar and the church, aimed at forging a “scholarly response” to atheism, which, Halim said, had been “spreading increasingly” in Egypt over the past three years.
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