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Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for...
Some Egyptian Christian emigrants have always been parroting during the former regime's time that they could not come to Egypt to convene meetings and forums for dialogue over the Christian citizens' cares and problems as well as discrimination and challenges facing equality in Egypt.
In his first sermon after the salafists' attacks on the Cathedral, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III ignored talking on the Kāmīliyā Shihātah issue, although there were many speculations that he would settle this issue during the sermon. Pope Shenouda asked all Copts to forgive all those who...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
Dr. Mustafa Al-Shakma in an interview with Atef Abdel-Ghany, talks about the forthcoming celebrations of the fourteen-hundredth anniversary of Egypt’s entry into the Islamic world. He insists that the people of Egypt were not forced to adopt Islam after its Fath [opening up of the land by Muslims...
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is an Islamic thinker and well-known law professor. In this continuation article of an interview of him he expresses his opinions on Shura and democracy, Khilafa (the Caliphate), different schools of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the issue of non-Muslim minorities in...
Teachers of history in Egyptian universities affirmed the prominent role played by the Coptic Church in national liberation movements.
Also Dr. al-Qimni addresses issues of double standards. For example one of the current Sheikhs of extremism thinks that it is the Muslim’s duty to declare war against Bulgaria and Spain since they were once Islamic territories. But territories that were once Christian are not discussed. Several...
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
During the European –Arab Conference, “The Contribution of Religious Minorities to Society”; launching event of the academic exchange program between the University of Vienna and higher education institutions in Lebanon and

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