Source: Lexington Herald-Leader
On October 6, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Emad Ramzy Philobbos calls himself 'an ambassador for the peacemaking' that needs to be done between Christians and Muslims in America. Philobbos, a Christian, and Abou Elela Mady, a Muslim, both from Egypt, are in Central Kentucky this week to help Americans learn from Egypt's experiences with interfaith relationships. 'We need to encourage both sides,' Mady said after a presentation at Centre College yesterday. Philobbos said communication between Muslims and Christians is the first step to better understanding. But once the dialogue has been opened, he suggested that they begin undertaking joint social projects... Philobbos and Mady have worked together to promote tolerance and equality among Christians and Muslims in Egypt as part of the Cairo-based Forum of Intercultural Dialogue. The men make up one of 10 teams of Christians and Muslims from throughout the world that are spending three weeks traveling the country as part of the Interfaith Listening Project of the Presbyterian Church (USA)."