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Hastening to Protect and Preserve a Precious Library in Egypt’s Desert

Hastening to protect and preserve a precious library in Egypt’s desert, concerned about the volatile political situation following the deposing of Morsi, Muslim bedouins and Greek Orthodox monks of the St. Catherine monastery are working together to digitize ancient manuscripts.  Read this heartening story of interfaith cooperation.  A Bedouin neighbor, Faraj, just out of Friday morning prayers at a nearby mosque, commented: “[The Jabaliya and the monks] have been here for so long that we have grown together. We’ve been through times when we had to share our food and gardens. We share everything, we always have. There is even a mosque on the monastery. We don’t use it often anymore because our population is too big now, but it is a still a symbol of our friendly relationship.”

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