Egyptian society is in the grips of an important polemic, epitomized by the increasing manifestation of people’s religious identity. Religion seems to be dominating even the smallest details of people’s lives including their mobile phones’ ring tones.
In his weekly sermon at al-‘Abbāsīyah Cathedral, Pope Shenouda advised the Coptic youth to avoid discussing matters of creed because it causes many problems and creates intolerance.
Robeir al-Faris discusses the decision announced by Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī regarding permitting Copts to study at the Azhar. He further mentions the recent furor caused by a documentary that depicts Christ from a Muslim perspective.
Cairo churches offer financial and in-kind aid to the refugees of Darfur. The following lines shed light on the refugees’ lives in Egypt.
According to the author, Pope Shenouda avoided speaking about politics and is sufficed with discussing the questions of the attendants in his weekly lecture.
The author criticizes the Libyan President al-Qadhdhāfī’s attacks against Christianity, calling for the respect of each others right to differ as the basis for a constructive inter-religious dialogue.
The following article lists examples of Muslim-Christian incidents since 1996 with an analysis of the different causes leading to such unfortunate incidents. This report was presented to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Council for Human Rights.
The author discusses Coptic iconography over time, as well as the significant contributions of a number of renowned Coptic iconographers.
Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq,
minister of endowments, said that there is nothing mentioned in the Qur’ān or Sunnah prohibiting the
celebration of Shamm al-nasīm.
Islam has admitted the citizenship right for all, and deeply rooted the
principles of equality and justice among all people