Sawt al-Ummah writes about Carmen Weinstein, head of the Jewish community in Egypt.
Is the Egyptian players’ prostrations for prayer on the football pitch a reflection of the religiousity of a whole society? The Egyptian team has been labeled the “team of the prostrators”. Some people criticized the religious practice on the football pitch, while head coach Hasan Shihātah...
Only one lawyer has accepted the task of defending Girgis Bārūmī, the young Coptic man who is facing charges of raping a Muslim minor girl.
The article highlights the names of Coptic candidates for the parliamentary elections of 2010.
Many observers wrote analytical articles about the reality of sectarian strife in Egypt. Once again, many people highlighted the important role of the media and bemoaned the negative role that some of the media plays in creating tensions. Many authors also criticized the intermingling of religion...
While Girgis Bārūmī Girgis denied having raped the Muslim minor girl, the girl confirmed the rape. The forensic report, however, proved a recent rupture in the hymen.
The author reflects on the weekly sermon of Father Makārī Yūnān and his support to victims of Naj‘ Hammādī.
The author reflects on an incident in which a governmental official insults both Muslim and Christian citizens.
The author reflects on a Coptic woman who made use of her family name to deceive and swindle people.
In its reporting on the incidents of Naj‘ Hammādī, the press focused on the different analyses of the incident; the possible motives and causes. While many people blamed MPs and governmental institutions, others blamed the media and extremist religious discourse. Many observers criticized the...
The author reports on the first interview with Rāmī Khillah who was sentenced to death in the incident of al-Amīrīyah..
Three men led a drive-by attack against Copts on Coptic Christmas Eve, Wednesday night, in the town of Najc Hammādī in Upper Egypt. The bloody incidents resulted in the deaths of six young men and a policeman who was guarding the church.
Sawt al-Ummah investigates the story of Sīdī Muhammad al-‘Aryān a holy man who is revered by both Muslims and Christians.
Lotus Kiwān interviews ‘Ādil Ramzī.
A Muslim called his son al-Masīh [the Christ] and a book sheds light of Egyptians’ names, their meanings and origins and finds out that there is a big diversity of names that are common between Muslims and Christians because of their cultural origin, or names that related to mutual religious...
This article deals with the history of a disbanded Coptic group, called ’al-Ummah Al-Qibtīyah’, which existed during 1953-1954. It reports the group has re-formed and allegedly has threatened to abduct Bishop Bīshūy in case of his nomination for the papacy, along with other Coptic Church leaders...
This article reviews the sectarian tensions which occurred in Minia governorate during recent months.
Fāris reports accusations against human rights organizations in Egypt and the defense of heads of some of those organizations.
The author writes about one of the bishops in the Orthodox Church and refers to the troubles he creates.
As soon as President Mubārak’s visit to the United States was announced, Coptic expatriates’ organizations in the there called for organizing protesting demonstrations during Mubārak’s visit, calling for granting Copts in Egypt their rights and ending what Coptic activists called religious...