Pontifical Academy for Life annual general assembly:” Public Health in Global Perspective: Pandemic, Bioethics, Future”

Partcipation of Dr. Mounir Farag, founder of Saint Joseph Institue for Family Life and Bioethics (SJI), and Dr. Sandra Azab researcher at SJI institute, at …

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Virtues in the Ethics of Life

On March 3-4th 2016, the Pontifical Academy for Life held in the Vatican its XXII General Assembly, connected with the workshop Virtues in the Ethics …

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Satisfying the thirst for hope in the world

Vatican City, February 17, 2021. – The Pontifical Academy for Life wants to be deeply embodied in contemporary society: the work of the study seminar …

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The Call for AI Ethics was signed in Rome – Saint Joseph Institute Joining Rome Call For Ethics

The Call for AIEthics was signed in Rome February 28th2020 signed in Rome by Microsoft, IBM, FAO  www.romecall.org –Building momentum on the ethical approach towards Artificial Intelligence endorsedby Pope …

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Saint Joseph Institute for Family & Life concluded the 60th pre-marriage preparatory course.

Under the patronage and presence of His Beatitude “Ibrahim Ishak”, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Saint Joseph Institute for Family & Life concluded on Friday, …

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Our History

Saint Joseph Institute has been established in 1994, the International Year of the Family (IYF) in  the same time of the International Conference on Population and Development Cairo (ICPD).

The headquarter was established in Cairo, followed by the establishment of the other branches all over Egypt; Alexandria, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Luxor and Aswan, as well as in some other countries than Egypt. 


Dr. Farag is the founder & Director of Saint Joseph Institute for Family and Bioethics in Egypt and Middle East (1994). The center offers Family counseling preparation before marriage. Saint Joseph Institute is the only center in Egypt accredited for the World Organization Ovulation Method of Billings WOOMB (Natural Fertility Regulation ) being adviser to the Billings Ovulation Method BOM board of Directors Australia.


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