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 Eva Habil joins the committee of culture and media in the state consultative council and confirms that sectarian incidents started with the Egyptian migration to the Arabian Gulf.
Only twenty women and seven Coptic women proceed to register their names in the National Democratic Party's (NDP) list for the election.  
The author reports on the dissemination of sectarian discrimination in all aspects of life. The sectarian dissemination virus has spread already even among first class societies and Copts are facing discrimination. The author reports on a supportive incident that happened to his own son when the...
The article talks about he removal of the adoption chapter in the unified personal status law for the Christian denominations.  In his weekly sermon, Pope Shenouda confirms that the Evangelical Church agreed on the removal of the adoption chapter from the draft of the unified personal status law...
   'Imād Khaīl writes that discrimination in building worship places embodied in putting obstacles in front of any church building while facilitating procedures of building mosques, is the main reason in sectarian aggression.   Safwat al-Bayādī, Head of the Evangelical Community Council in Egypt,...
National Democratic Party (NDP) gave up their only Copt candidate in Alexandria Shirīf Biqatar by not supporting him; moreover, their other candidate on the 'worker' seat aliened with an independent candidate. In Bahā constituency, large concentrations of Christians exist; which make Alexandria...
Eight copts failed in the past parliamentary elections to leave three  Copts which were elected: Yūsuf Butrus Ghālī, Khālid al-'Asīyūtī, and Silīmān Subhī.  
Sidhum begins by summarizing President Husnī Mubārak’s recent speech before the commencement of the new parliamentary round. He provides a largely positive analysis of the speech’s content, saying that if his government succeeds in accomplishing the social and economic goals that Mubārak mentioned...
Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Pope Shenouda and Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak met last Wednesday to discuss the release of 42 Coptic men who are still being held in connection with last month’s church riots in ‘Umrāniyyah. “Well-informed sources” told Watani that the Pope criticized the security...
Nādir interviews Father Mīnā Zarīf of the Virgin Church in ‘Umrāniyyah who has been put in charge of the ‘Umrāniyyah riots file. Zarīf says that he is disappointed in the media for spreading false rumors that the delegation led by Bishop Theodosius “apologized” on behalf of the Church to the...
Headline: Azhar Scholars Committee to Inspect the Qur’ān that Contains MistakesSource: al-WafdPages: 1Author: Wafā’ SulaymānKeywords: Qur’ān, the Azhar -------------------------------------- Headline: Vatican Calls for End to Harassment of ChristiansSource: WatanīPages: 1Author: Not...
Watanī interviews Milād Hannā, the Coptic political thinker, who speaks about political and social issues. Hannā points out that there is no substantial clash between Muslims and Copts, but only ordinary problems, asserting that Muslims and Copts have been coexisting for more than 14 centuries....
The trial of Girgis Bārūmī, a 20-year-old Copt accused of raping a 12-year-old Muslim girl of Farshūt, is set to begin on September 16. The case has preoccupied public opinion, especially after the connection made between it and the incident of Naj' Hammādī. Members of the defense state that the...
Robeir al-Fāris gives a book review of Ahmad Dīdāt's Mohamed, Peace be Upon Him, the Greatest of the Great in the World. Fāris explains that the book is offensive to Christians because it not only reveres Muhammad, it disrespects Jesus Christ by calling him a narcissist and a racist, an allegation...
Robeir al-Fāris recaps the life and work of controversial Islamic thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, who passed away on Monday.  
The author reviews Reforming the politicians; the National Party, the Muslim Brothers and the Liberals, written by Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Sa‘īd, the Director of the Al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
Khalīl summarizes the Constitutional Court's ruling that forces Pope Shenouda III to issue remarriage permits to divorced Copts, despite the Church's position against doing so.
Yūsuf Sidhum tackles the issue of women’s inheritances in traditional modern day Egyptian society. He argues that contemporary Egyptians should revere women, as did their ancient Egyptian ancestors. Specifically, Sidhum argues that women should have equal rights to inheritances.
The author illustrates the effects of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 on Muslim-Coptic relations. Eva states that the Egyptian revolution had a negative effect on Copts, who lost major sources of income to the ensuing nationalization movement. Copts also lost many posts as ambassadors. The author...
The death of Muslim thinker Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd has gained attention, being a figure widely characterized as an apostate. The author considers his death a tragedy, provoking the Egyptian public to criticize, judge, and evaluate a dead man – something Fawzī believes to be uncharacteristic of...
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