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35. Rioting in Fayoum

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35. Rioting in Fayoum
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p. 2
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
Nader Shukry-Emad Khalil
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The article discusses the alleged kidnapping of individuals to force them to convert, and focuses on a few individual’s accounts.

34. Pope Shenouda

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34. Pope Shenouda
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p. 6
Date of source: 
27-06-2008
Author: 
Akram Al-Sa‘dani
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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Akram Al-Sa‘danī said that in the current days, religious personalities have become government affiliates, thus producing a gap between them and the people. However, Pope Shenouda is an exception. He neither appeases nor clashes with the government. For this reason he is widely respected, which was made clear when he suffered an indisposition.

33. Nus’hi ‘Abd al-Shahid, founder of the studies of patriarchs who were forgotten by the church in Egypt

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33. Nus’hī ‘Abd al-Shahīd, founder of the studies of patriarchs who were forgotten by the church in Egypt
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p. 6
Date of source: 
24-06-2008
Author: 
Mina Mahir Basta
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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The author reviews the life of Nus’hī ‘Abd al-Shahīd who started and fostered an organization for the translation and study of the writings of the fathers and theology.

32. Bibawi’s dismissal from the church

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32. Bibāwī’s dismissal from the church
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p. 4
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
‘Amr Bayyumi
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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The author tackles the problem of Dr. George Habīb Bibāwī, who was dismissed from church. The author says that Pope Shenouda will not revoke his decision, violating the report by the state commissioners who said that the decision lacked part of the conditions of its enforcement. Conflict is anticipated between the judiciary and the church over this ruling.

31. When Jesus wears jeans and a T-shirt

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31. When Jesus wears jeans and a T-shirt
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pp. 88-89
Date of source: 
June 28
Author: 
Diana al-Dab‘
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Father Henry Būlād is an Egyptian Jesuit priest and monk, who has written many books. The following lines shed light on his book ‘Jesus in these days’ as well as on his personal life.

30. 25,000 Muslims and Christians celebrate the Virgin Mary Festival

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30. 25,000 Muslims and Christians celebrate the Virgin Mary Festival
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p. 16
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Al-Dustūr reports on Muslims and Christians celebrating the Virgin Mary Festival

29. Fear amongst Christians because of state security vehicles

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29. Fear amongst Christians because of state security vehicles
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p. 5
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
Manar Khatir, ‘Amr Bayyumi
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Manār Khātir and ‘Amr Bayyūmī report about the demolition of suburbs near the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Waylī.

28. Women and the church

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28. Women and the church
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p. 8
Date of source: 
27-06-2008
Author: 
Labib Halim
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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Council of State Deputy Labīb Halīm writes about the role of women serving in church and about uniforms for servants of the church.

27. Women wearing the Niqab allowed in the judges clubs

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27. Women wearing the Niqāb allowed in the judges clubs
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p. 8
Date of source: 
28-06-2008
Author: 
‘Atif Faruq
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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The author says the Supreme Administrative Court allowed women wearing Niqāb who are wives of judges to enter all judges clubs because hiding the face is not forbidden by the Sharī‘ah or the law.

26. Christian mothers demand childrens’ custody after fathers embraced Islam

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26. Christian mothers demand childrens’ custody after fathers embraced Islam
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p. 5
Date of source: 
24-06-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
El Torjoman International
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Controversy builds as Christian mothers await decision on custody of their children whose fathers have converted to Islam. The Personal Status Law states the woman has the right of custody until age 15, the family court states there are some religious stipulations.

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