Alkomos Makary Alkomos Tadros Shehata
Father Makary holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration and two masters in cost accounting and tax accounting. In 2004, he went to the priesthood at the San George Churche, Shobra Elkhema Bishopric.
He is an instructor in the Coptic clerical and Theological College of Cairo in Shubra El Kheima. He is also a member of several institutions such as the Council of Churches of Egypt, Youth Service Committee and member of the Public Relations Committee In bishopric Shubra el-Khima.
In addition, he is a media officer and a citizenship officer. He is involved in the establishment of several popular committees (Muslim – Christian) to resolve conflicts, counter terrorism and national education and has organized several conferences and cultural and national meetings. Moreover, he has published many spiritual and theological books.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
A workshop (for a day) to prepare participants for spreading the principles of tolerance and coexistence in their communities. A series of sessions facilitated by experts to broaden the participants knowledge and perspectives on topics: peaceful coexistence, diversity, pluralism and common citizenship beyond religious identity.
The aim of these sessions is to address the issue of religious freedom in an indirect, non-controversial and controversial manner,rather than discussing religion as a belief or even the concept of religious freedom, the sessions focuses on promoting a better understanding of cultural,social and political issues related to tolerance, peace and coexistence in Egyptian society, including the concept of citizenship and pluralism.
Participants will attend also an intensive training on conflict management and resolution, team building, and activities to improve mutual understanding and respect for their communities.
The sessions are provided by expert consultants.
Dialogue sessions (day-to-day) focusing on dialogue principles and techniques between adherents and cultures to build community.
The sessions will provide exchange experiences in which they will exchange lessons learned within the form of activities of building common religious understanding and prevention Conflict.
Field visits to Islamic and Christian religious leaders, and sites.
Initiatives: These initiatives enable young people to build a virtual working system on communication to disseminate what they have learned to others, and this not only helps participants test their newly acquired ideas, but also helps to spread their new concepts and practices into more members of society, and may include activities such as: creating a blog, Facebook page, or tweets on YouTube..etc.