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When the subject is Israel, passions flare.
In a statement released today, Father Rafīq Greish, spokesman of the Coptic Catholic Church, denied what media outlets have reported on the Church being represented by Susān Samīr, a Christian candidate who has joined Al-Nūr's electoral list in southern Egypt, confirming that the Church does not...
The Egyptian Electoral Law, issued in 2014, stressed the principle of fair representation by focusing on groups seen as marginalized by previous regimes, particularly Christians and women. According to the law, each electoral list should include at least three Christians, three women, two farmers...
On the occasion of the great Bairam, `Īd al-Adha, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese, sent congratulatory messages to President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, Shaikh Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, and Prime Minister Isma`īl Sharīf.
W. Winston Skinner reported on September 17, 2015 in the Times-Herald that an Egyptian native Christian missionary, in the article called pastor X, “told about 95 people at the International Leadership Team in Carrollton on Tuesday that significant numbers of Muslims are converting to...
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum`a, minister of religious endowments, received a delegation from the Coptic Church to congratulate him on `Īd al-Adha.
The Egyptian Salafi leader Yāsser al-Burhāmī announced yesterday that 24 Christian Copts have been included in the electoral lists of the ultraconservative al-Nūr Islamist party, also highlighting the distributions of Coptic candidates in different districts. This was reported by local sources to...
Between September 1 and 6 an Egyptian non-government delegation visited the Netherlands. The Reformatorisch Dagblad interviewed Emad Awny, the Coptic member of this group, and asked about the position of Christians in Egypt today.
In the course of a protocol he signed with Hūssām Mūghāzi Egypt's minister of water resources and irrigation for an awareness campaign to save the Nile river from encroachment and pollution, and few weeks before his scheduled visit to Ethiopia in September, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and...
Reporting is often colored as we discovered when we traveled to Maghagha to investigate the expulsion of Christians from Kafr Darwish.
Christians from Kafr Darwish had been expelled from their village but later were allowed to return. How to deal with this from a Biblical perspective? Cornelis Hulsman was asked to preach about this in the Episcopal St. John's Church in Maadi, Cairo, and chose to focus on the parable of the Good...
Together, patrons of the Church and Copts donated 14 tons of cement and 1,500 Egyptian pounds for the rebuilding of a Mosque in the village of Ibwān. Two Coptic women also prepared food for the construction workers rebuilding the mosque. The mosque will be spread over 500 meters to be in between...
The Sheikh of al-Azhar, Doctor Ahmad Tayyib, called for young people to resist the spread of atheism, saying that they are the ones most able to use electronic media to explain the truth about Islam to atheists. He said that there are many problems in society that have no solution except for faith...
 On Sunday the governor of Aswan, Mustafā Yusrī, announced that people from all parts of Aswanian society have flocked to the Church to wish Coptic Christians a happy Easter, an indication of the brotherly love between citizens. He himself also wished them a happy Easter and assured them that...
The Egyptian Commission for Human Rights Demands that the security apparatus protect Christians during Holy Week The Egyptian Commission for Human Rights has demanded that the Egyptian security apparatus protect the rights of Christians to participate in Holy Week.  A researcher at the Commission...
Coalition of Coptic Egypt accuses the Muslim Brotherhood of involvement in the attack on Al-‘Agmī Church The Coalition of Coptic Egypt has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of an attack against the Church of the Angel Raphael in Al-‘Agmī, which left 4 injured included a police sergeant. The...
Initiative calling for the facilitation of building and restoring churches   A new initiative has provided for the building and restoration of churches in Egypt. This comes in the wake of the security forces’ attack on the Diocese Megāga meant to prevent the building of a church in the village,...
In pictures…Eastern Security Director congratulates Copts on Palm Sunday On Sunday night, Major General Malīgī Fatūh, the Eastern Security Director, inspected the security and traffic situation for churches in Zagazig and the surrounding area. He reminded those in charge of securing the...
Sectarian clashes between Muslims and Copts in the Village of al-Jalāʾ in al-Minyā resulted in at least 9 people being injured. Clashes broke out right after unknown assailants attacked a car carrying a group of Coptic girls, throwing rocks and bricks at the car. In an official statement, Egyptian...
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