Ezbet El-Nakhl initiative of “Together we develop Egypt” project, together with Ezbet El-Nakhl center of EpiscoCare, the NGO of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt which aims to promote sustainable development and address poverty; agreed to educate the youths of Ezbet El-Nakhl and Al-Matria districts in technology. The training program included, one, computer skills to prepare them for “International Computer Driving License- ICDL” certificate which is mandatory for the market place. The project administration is currently working with the ministry of solidarity on certificate accreditation. Two, the program included hardware repair trainings, raising their employment chances. These professional trainings were provided with subsidized fees.
Upon’s Ghada Wali’s invitation, minister of solidarity, last Week, Wednesday 28th February, Bishop Mouneer H. Anis and Sheikh Selim, “Together We Develop Egypt” project coordinator, along with Ali Gomaa, chairman of trustees board of Misr El-Kheir organization, were invited to the ministry of solidarity to discuss “Together We Develop Egypt” project.
In “Together We Develop Egypt”, one imam and one priest together lead ten youth, five Christians and five Muslims, in performing service projects that meet the needs of the local community. The program includes training workshops so youth can learn how to best use their skills and work together for the good of their country. The youth also learn how to come up with solutions to problems in their communities, how to be good leaders, and how to spread a culture of peace and tolerance. Together We Develop Egypt currently takes place in ten different areas in Egypt.
After discussing the full details of the project, the minister proposed her willingness to support the project by the ministry to expand it across the country. The meeting was covered by many local newspapers; Al-Youm Al-Sabea, Al-Bawaba News, and Al-Masry El-Youm. Please, click on them to view the original articles.
Gusour Culture Center invites you to play some percussion with Mostafa Bakkar . Come and try a new experience of getting rid of your negative energy and having some fun instead.
Fri – March 16:
Round 1: 6-7 PM
Round 2: 7-8 PM
Round 3: 8-9 PM
30 L.E.- if you have a drum.
40 L.E.- if you use Gusour’s drums.
Tickets On door.
Facebook event: Drum Circle at Gusour
Location: All Saints Cathedral; 5 Michel Lutfallah Street, behind Mariott hotel, Zamalek.
For more info, please call:
Gusour Cultural Center: 01012226710
On Friday February 23rd, Bishop Mouneer H. Anis was honoured by Disciples of Jesus Christ Organization, founded by Mama Maggie Gobran, in the presence of Bishop Moses Tay, the former Bishop of Diocese of Singapore and Archbishop of the Anglican Province of South East Asia. Disciples of Jesus Christ Organization is an NGO whose mission is to help save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity to under-privileged children and young people so they may reach their own people.
I CAN award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution in the lives of under-privileged children of the slum and squatting areas of Egypt.
Upon Bishop Mouneer H. Anis invitation, the Anglican Global Interfaith Commission gathers in their first gathering at All Saints Garden Conference Center. The members of the commission include bishops, reverends and lay ministers representing the different Anglican Provinces around the world.
The program of the gathering included a visit to Pop Tawadros the second, and the Grant Imam, Ahmed El- Tayeb. In the visit Pop Tawadros praised the interfaith dialogue initiated by Bishop Mouneer through different projects e.g. Together For Egypt and Together We Develop Egypt, while, Grant Imam Ahmed El- Tayeb affirmed the importance of dialogue to accomplish peace.
The program started yesterday to last till Saturday the 24th of February. Let us pray for wisdom and God’s will to be fulfilled.
To continue investing in the community, Rev. Emil Nabih, Reverend in-charge of Jesus Light of the World church, and Sheikh Hany Shams, Professor in Islamic Center for Research, along with Sheikh Selim Wassef, Together We Develop Egypt Coordinator; visited the governmental school in Amro Street in Old Cairo on February 4th, which was recently cleaned by the deaf youth as part of “Together We Develop Egypt” project and reopened by Dr. Ali Gomaa, the former Grand Mufti, together with Minister Ahmed Gameladine, the adviser for President Sisi, and Bishop Mouneer.
In the visit, the previously mentioned leaders visited the classes to encourage the students to work in harmony with each other to Egypt clean especially Amro St. where the school was located. They also gave some recommendations to preserve the beauty of the street. The visit, also, included few students from the neighboring Deaf Unit aiming for their integration as well as better future partnership between the two schools on both levels; administration and students.
Eight people recently graduated Gusour Cultural Center’s Advanced Level II Sign Language Course. They have attended the course for two months, meeting once a week for eight hours each session. The students spent some time listening to lectures, and time practicing conversation with the deaf. After graduation, the students had a time of celebration, and they shared what they wanted to do with their new skills in the future.
Some said that they wanted to engage with the deaf in society, and others wanted to use their skills to create integration regardless of their fields. One student said she will attend church services, and interpret to help people understand more about Jesus. Two attendees work at the deaf unit, and will use their sign language ability to better engage with the children there. Others want to combine their sign language skills with their other gifts and talents. They are planning on creating painting and drawing classes for the deaf.
Gusour Cultural Center will host another sign language course for beginners that starts March 3rd. Students will meet twice a week for three hours over the course of one month.
On Friday, February 9th at 11:00 a.m, All Saints Cathedral choir opened the music school which teaches about “praise from the biblical point of view” with the use of instruments; Piano, Guitar, Drums and Lute, in the presence of Bishop Mouneer. The number of students exceeds 60 coming from all churches across the diocese. The opening included some introductory sessions, time of fellowship, vision sharing and prayers. In his motivating speech, Bishop Mouneer remembered his late friend, John, who shared his dream years ago. Let us pray for the success of the school and the use of those students in a spiritual revival in Egypt.
On Monday, 5th of February, Bishop Mouneer H. Anis along with Bishop Samy Shehata and all the clergy in Egypt gathered to ordain Deacon Hany Samir Azer as a Reverend for “Christ Light of the World Church” in Old Cairo. The ordination was crowned with the presence of Rt. Rev. Dr. John Chew, the former Bishop of Singapore.
Reverend Hany Samir Azer, born in 1977 and baptized in 1983, was ordained as a lay minister in March 2010 for Salvation Church in Suez; then as a deacon in December 2014 after his graduation from Alexandria School of Theology in 2013.
Reverend Hany is married to Sahar and has 2 children; Joseph, 17 years, and Jovany, 10 years.
Let us pray for Rev. Hany as he start a new chapter in his life that he may be a true witness of Christ to his family and his church.
Last Tuesday, 6th of February, Bishop Mouneer H. Anis along with Rt. Rev. Dr. John Chew, the former Bishop of Singapore, led the clergy of the Diocese in Egypt in their annual retreat. The main theme was “The shepherd and the congregation”. The retreat included 5 lectures, time of fellowship and prayers. In the retreat, Rev. Dr. John lectured on shepherding through a quick scan of both testaments; starting from the gospel, going back and forth to OT and NT, then ending with Revelation. The retreat took place in Anaphora till Thursday the 8th of November.
“We need to read Psalms 22 “God, God, Why have You forsaken me!” before reading Psalms 23 “The Lord is my Shepherd” to discover the depth of sacrifice of the good shepherd, He gave Himself for us” Rev. Dr. John’s closing statement.