The author reports on incidents of forgery in Qinā during the
Shūrá Council’s elections.
This article talks about an Egyptian nun who has been serving the poor and sick in the Malakal province of Sudan for the past four years. Sister Lisa al-Hakīm stresses that people should give to the poor in times of need, and be thankful for what God has bestowed upon them.
Security authorities in the governorate of Qinā managed to control incidents of Muslim-Christian sectarian sedition in the village of al-‘Ulayqāt. Rumors about Christian residents of the village intending to build a church led the Muslim youths to organize demonstrations and to clash with Christian...
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held its annual meeting. Contrary to all expectations, the Holy Synod did not decide on any punishment in the trial against clergymen who had made allegations against Bishop Bīshūy and the Holy Synod. Rumors have spread about the church’s boycott of Wat...
Ownership of a piece of land in the Upper Egyptian village of Isnā ignites sectarian strife between Muslims and Christians of the village. Both groups seem to have equally official documents proving ownership of the land.
The Egyptian-Polish archaeological mission unearthed three papyri containing Coptic inscriptions that date back to the sixth century during excavation works at one of the Middle Kingdom tombs in al-Karnak, Luxor.
A Coptic man falsified official documents and got married with three women, one of them was Muslim. He issued a false death certificate to his wife to become able to marry again in the church.
Dr. Nasr Allāh al-Barājah, a professor at South Valley University, was suspended for three months after his Coptic students complained that the book he authored and had been teaching contained harsh criticism of Christian doctrines and insults to Christian monks and nuns.
‘Abd al-Hakīm al-Qādī writes about the newly appointed governor of Qena, Majdī Ayyūb.
A frequently recurring problem has to do with religious identity, and specifically the documented religion of an individual oftentimes contradicting his actual religious practices. The article discusses this issue, and presents some specific cases.
The Holy Synod’s decision to dismiss Bishop Ammonius was made in order to appease some members of the Holy Synod and a Coptic businessman.
International Religious Freedom Report 2006, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
Catholic and Protestant clergymen have rejected Pope Shenouda’s statements and demanded a public apology from Bishop Bīshūy, secretary of the Holy Synod, for what he said against them.
Iqbāl Barakah reviews a report published in Rose al-Yūsuf magazine on January 26, 2008, about six villages in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena where men totally refuse the idea of education for girls.
The article sheds lights on one of the aspects of sectarianism that stormed Egyptian society. A street sign was put in the middle of a narrow road leading to a Coptic Orthodox monastery in a village in Qena that says: “Cemetery of Muslims. Non-Muslims are not allowed to pass, please!”
The article discusses various aspects of Coptic emigrants.
Bishop Kyrillos’ crisis with the church is discussed, and the true reasons behind the crisis are considered, as well as the proposed solutions for the crisis.
The article is an interview with Bishop Kyrillos, bishop of Naj‘ Ḥammādī, who allegedly tried to abuse his priests but was cleared of all charges.
Some thousand Copts from the southern city of Naj‘ Ḥammādī have demonstrated over a trial of their bishop based on a complaint signed by 11 of the city’s priests. Demonstrations have moved to the main Cathedral in Cairo, which convinced leaders of the church to send the bishop back to his diocese...
Sectarian violence broke out in the Upper Egyptian village of Armant, Qinā governorate, after rumors spread that a group of three Coptic young men seduced a number of Muslim girls and filmed them in compromising positions. Arson attacks swept the village and eight Muslim teenagers were arrested...