Developments in Muslim-Christian Relations in the Arab World

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...
Rev. Dr. Hishām Kāmil, a delegate from the Evangelical Church in California, praised the role of President Sīsī in undertaking the necessary steps to lay the foundation of the ShuhadāʾChurch building. The governor of al-Minyā, speaking about the church, said that what happened among the Muslims of...
The governor of al-Minyā, donated the first 1000 Egyptian Pounds toward the building of a church in Samālūt. He said that his donation came as “an Egyptian citizen, not as the governor of al-Minyā.” In addition, ‘Ātif Āmīn, a man from a Muslim family in the village, donated 500 Egyptian Pounds for...
Ahmad Husnī, the President of the Union of Egyptian Youth, condemned the recent assaults on Copts in al-ʿAūr Village in al-Minyā. He said that terrorists who aim to disturb the peace in the village and disrupt Egypt’s stability committed the assaults. He added that they burned several cars and...
Whoever thinks that the Arab-Israeli Conflict is merely an Islamic or Arab problem is wrong. Such a point of view ignores that the conflict has the same ramifications for the future of the Copts. The relationship between the Copts in Egypt and the Copts in Palestine goes back to when Roman...
Fears that Islamic State kidnapped 46 Egyptians in Libya There is still no trace of the 46 Egyptians who disappeared between July and September 2014. However the fact that most of them were Egyptian Copts makes a kidnapping by Islamic State a likely scenario and resembles the kidnapping and...
New ways to spread disharmony between Muslims and Christians Egypt has witnessed several episodes of violent clashes between Christian Copts and Muslims, recently so in Embaba. However, the production and advertising of clothes and shoes with religious symbols –such as a cross and the prophet’s...
The Biblical Coptic Association is scheduled to host a seminar that will discuss the book “Copts and the Revolution” by Andrea Zakī. The book is about “the role that the Copts played in both the Jan 25th 2011 and 30th of June 2013 revolutions “.   (Mīra Tawfīq,Sadā al-Balad,17 March 2015)    For...
The problem started when a Coptic resident of Al- Ma’sara presented false documents to the government claiming that the land of al-Sallahīn mosque belongs to him. When Bishop ʿAzar heard of the incident, he moved to the place of the mosque and prevented the destruction of the mosque and...
  Next Tuesday, the Orthodox Church headed by Pope Tawadros will host an event for the third annual memory of Pope Shenoda III in Wādī Al-Natrūn where he was buried. On the 26th of March, the church will host another event to remember the fallen Copts in Libya.  Read more here - Link connects you...

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