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Egypt's Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs, Ambassador Nabīla Makram, delivered a speech this morning at the 11th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) held this year in Amman, Jordan from 6 to 9 September. The Minister said that as the region faces enormous...
Counselor Ahmad Abu Zaid, spokesman of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said yesterday that talks held between the minister Sāmeh Shukri and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed several issues related to bilateral relations between the two countries, including anti-terror...
In response to the statement released by the Coptic Solidarity (CS) at its 7th annual conference in Washington, `Ali Ayman Abu Al-`Ela, member of Health Committee of the House of Representatives, asserted that he supports the call of CS to revoke Egypt's blasphemy law. He confirmed that amendment...
In the program that carries his name and broadcast on Copts United Channel, writer, thinker, and activist Kamāl Zākher said that the doctrine of impurity of women due to their blood discharge is not a Christian element, as the Church follows the teaching of Jesus Christ who said, «it is not what...
A Church source, who refused to disclose its name, said that the Personal Status paper would be among the top priorities of the Synod's agenda. Scheduled for end of February, the Synod will be held at the Monastery of St. Bishoy, Wādi al-Natrūn. The source further disclosed that Metropolitan...
"Love never fails" was the message of St. Paul the Apostle in his first Letter to the Corinthians, and the message that Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy Sea of Saint Mark carries in every encounter with other Christian denominations, and it is love that paved the path...
. The Saint Mark Church is the oldest church in North Africa and the Middle East. Located close to Al-Raml Station in the coastal city of Alexandria, the street bears the name “Shāre` Kanīsat al-Aqbāt” The Copts' Church Street).
Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. This alticle depicts a traditional Christian Upper Egyptian wedding. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is...
A press release of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organizations claimed on September 27 2011 that between February and September 2011 100,000 Christians had left Egypt in fear for violence and uncertainty. The claims of EUHRO were accepted in English language media without much questioning...
John R. Bradley, a British author and journalist best known for his 2008 book Inside Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, identifies the Egyptian revolution of 1952 as “a failed revolution” that ended Egypt’s belle époque of the 1930s and 1940s’ cultural heyday. The author...
It must have been more than ten years ago now, that my friend, the Egyptologist Zāhi Hawwās and myself watched the movie The Last Temptations of Christ in Washington DC.  Entirely shot in Morocco, the film depicts Jesus Christ having given up his life of celibacy, married Maria Magdalena, and had...
The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
Bishop Thomas (known as Maurice Shawqī prior to his consecration) was born in 1957 and is the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of al-Qūsīyah and Mīr in Assīūṭ, Egypt. When he first arrived to al-Qūsīyah, Bishop Thomas had big ideas about changes he wanted to make toward raising his...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
Father Mattah al-Māskīn, before his consecration he was called Yūsuf Iskandar, was born on September 20, 1919 in Banhā,  Cairo. al-Māskīn participated in the Sunday School Movement and became a monk in 1948 knowing that the church could only be reformed from within. Students from the Sunday School...
Mary Masʿūd was born in Cairo, Egypt. Masʿūd is a member of the Episcopal (Anglican) All Saints Cathedral (English speaking congregation), and serves on its Church Council. With a rich family heritage from both the Coptic-Orthodox and Coptic-Evangelical traditions, she receives invitations from...
Bishop Marqus is Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Cairo since 1978. On more than one occasion, Bishop Marqus has rejected Coptic activists' allegations that Copts in Egypt are persecuted by the Egyptian government or by Muslims in general. The Bishop said that foreign...
John Harold Watson was born in England on May 14, 1938. He was baptized Anglican during the first days of his life, and the Anglican Church is also where he serves in his adulthood. Interfaith dialogue is, according to Reverend Watson, the most significant field of study in today's world. He has a...
Reverend Jerry Lamon Falwell was born on August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia and deceased in May 2007.  In 1967, Falwell created an evangelical educational institution called the Lynchburg Christian Academy. The most echoing case of insult caused by Falwell was September 2002, when he gave an...
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