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Sīsī courts Christians after deliberating with his intelligence chief President ‘Abd al-Fattāh as-Sīsī visited St. Mark’s Cathedral the day before yesterday as a group of Egyptian Christians in Libya remain kidnapped. Rumours swirled about his visit’s connection to the upcoming parliamentary...
All were surprised when President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī visited a Cathedral in celebration of Christmas, dazzling the crowd and setting a new precedent from that of his predecessors. With his visit, al-Sīsī became the first President to ever attend a Christmas celebration at St. Mark’s Church. al...
CAWU Researcher Rene Witteveen met with Mina Magdy, General Coordinator of the Maspero Youth Union on October 10th 2014.
Addressing a conference of Arab Christians, Bishop Būla said that the June 30th Revolution ushered in the best times that Coptic Christians have ever seen in Egypt. He said that the most important accomplishment of the June 30th revolution was the passing of the new Constitution that...
Bishop Būla confirmed that the passage of the 2014 constitution and its recognition of a national role for the Coptic Church marks a new era for Copts in Egypt. He added that the new constitution guarantees national rights for the Copts including rights to religious practice and the right to...
Press review: the kidnapping of Coptic Christians in Libya On January 4, 2015, the Libyan Ambassador to Egypt reported that he had not yet begun coordinating an airlift to evacuate Coptic Christians from Libya, adding that the embassy was involved in intense and ongoing discussions with the...
Bishop Tawadros: the Maspero incident was a deception perpetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood Bishop Tawadros said that the assault on the Papal Headquarters during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood was the first in all of Islamic History. He added that the Muslim Brotherhood started the violence...
The Coptic Church refused an invitation to visit Jerusalem under the pretext of Islamic cooperation. A church spokesman said that the Church’s position surrounding the visit is clear and that as long as the Muslim Brotherhood refuses to visit then the Church will refuse as well. The Orthodox...
Of all the slogans of the Egyptian revolution, ‘One Hand’ was among the most popular. At various times it was shouted by the thousands to indicate the unity of Muslims and Christians, or the unity of the people and the army, or more recently in the fight against terrorism.   But along this...
Part of my job in Egypt is to bring foreign crews here for reporting. In December I took the Hong Kong based Network J International TV, led by famous TV Pastor Enoch Lam, to meet prominent Egyptians for a documentary on stability in Egypt. Media tend to focus on the negative. Rev. Enoch Lam,...
   5. Jewish extremist groups gather for march around the Aqsa Mosque Sunday   Sources within the Muslim Brotherhood said that several administrative offices have been assigned in various parts of the country to mobilize large numbers of people to participate in the events of 28 November next. The...
The narrow streets in Al Zawya Al Hamra are quiet. A donkey pulls a cart, a woman carries fresh bread on her head and some boys are repairing their TukTuk. On such mornings, it is hard to imagine that these same streets once were the stage of tragic fights between Muslim and Christian residents....
Intern Aidan and Cornelis Hulsman interviewed Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab  (Mahmoud Azzab) on June 19, 2013 about the Bayt Al-‘A’ila (Bayt al-Aila), the Azhar initiated center for Muslim-Christian dialogue. Bayt Al-‘A’ila is Arabic for House of the Family, that is presenting Muslims and Christians in Egypt...
[Background: Trouw, an important and influential daily newspaper in the Netherlands, published on August 4, an opinion article of the chairmen of the youth organizations of three political parties; the CU (Christian Union), SGP (Reformed Political Party) and CDA (Christian Democratic Party), which...
We are grateful for the blog space Egypt Today is providing Arab-West Report, an electronic magazine and database founded in 1997 to foster understanding between people of different cultures and convictions. We believe in pluralism, which means that we have to accept that people, both individuals...
Since January 2014 I am the Editor of the Maadi Messenger in Cairo Egypt. The Maadi Messenger is distributed to 4000 people, mainly expatriates, in Cairo. One of my first articles for the Maadi Messenger was about Christians in Shubra, see: http://www.maadimessenger.com/
Why did most Copts vote for presidential candidate ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī? Why did they previously seemingly entirely take the side of the army in opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood?  What do they fear that makes them seek closeness to the army to the extent that this provokes anger from...
By appearances, the Coptic Orthodox Church is doing everything wrong. But appearances can be deceiving; officially, they are doing everything right. But there is a messy in-between which casts doubt on it all. As convoluted as Egypt’s post-June 30 transition has been following the popular deposing...
Arab-West Report has had infrequent contact throughout the years with scholars of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, who founded the Institute of Middle East Studies. Arab-West Report obtained permission to republish Arthur Brown’s “Speaking Out: Muslim Leaders Respond to the...
  Dr. Enan Galaly, having the Knight of Dannebrog title bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Ambassador of Historical Relations between Denmark and the Middle East and chairman of the Advisory Council for the International Association of University Presidents worldwide, and...
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