Ask an 84 year-old Jesuit priest who is hopeful about Egypt
More than four years after the Revolution of January 2011, Canadians see an Egypt which has convulsed politically through elections, constitutional crises, military intervention and examples of deep domestic and regional conflict. It is a country seemingly lost and mired in poverty, dependency, sectarian violence and repeating a cycle of national stagnation.
What is the reality of life in Egypt? How do we understand the forces that direct its current reality. What hope is there that Egypt will find its way to a different and more positive future?
Father Henri Boulad is an observer and participant in Egyptian society and institutions with a unique perspective to share encompassing both the secular and sectarian, the political and cultural, the Christian and Muslim.
About Father Boulad
Father Henri Boulad is an Egyptian Jesuit, born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1931 to a Lebanese family. He is a Melkite Catholic priest and serves as the director of the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria and lives in Cairo. He is a frequent speaker internationally and active on the Internet sharing his spiritual conviction and his vision of the world. He is well known for his straight talk involving role and impact of religion and spirituality in the world today.
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