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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
In November of 2011, Dr. ‘Iṣām ‘Abd Āllah 'Iskandar, writer and professor of philosophy at ‘Ain Shams University, appeared on Coptic Sat, one of several Coptic Orthodox Church TV channels in Egypt, claiming that the number of Coptic Christians in the country exceeds 23 million. He appears agitated...
For the first time in years we had one of our student interns questioned and detained by Egyptian police for one day which has resulted in questions from a number of our relations. It all turned out to be a very unfortunate misunderstanding, but it nevertheless was very unpleasant for our student....
Meeting with Father Lazarus in the monastery of St. Anthony on Monday, February 4, 2019. Transcript interview Joan Cabrera Robles, comparison to previous videos Cornelis Hulsman, editing Cornelis Hulsman and Taha K. Poonawala.
The group had asked for the meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Khayyal since he is a former professor at the Islamic Azhar University but had left the university as a secularist. The group wanted to understand the factors that had played a role in changing his beliefs. The discussion started with everybody...
In the context of our round of introduction, which was shortly interrupted by tea and coffee, a discussion about the roots of Christian spirituality in Egypt, the church’s crisis in Europe especially among young people and Islam emerged.
The first thing that Reverend Richard did, when he introduced himself to our group, was bring a smile to our lips. Although being “officially” retired back in Canada, it became clear that God had plans for him in the Middle East. “Don’t think you can retire in the ministry!” he said, laughing.
Who meets Bishop Thomas is immediately captivated by his tranquility and positivity. As bishop of El-Qussia and Mair Diocese, he takes responsibility for a large number of Coptic Orthodox Christians. As initiator of the Anafora retreat center he reunites people from all over the world and of all...

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