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Yesterday, March 10, 2010, the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar died of a heart attack while visiting Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Muhammad Tantawi led the inimitable institution, considered by many if not most Sunni Muslims to be the leading Islamic university in the world, since his appointment by President...
CIDT’s Jayson Casper reports on a panel discussion held at the JaffaCenter entitled The Fatimid State: Protecting the Holy Places of Mecca and Jerusalem”.
There is no religious strife (fitnah)  in Egypt, but there is religious tension; there is no Christian persecution in Egypt, but there is Christian discrimination. This, in summary, was the message presented in a seminar organized by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS),...
“Don’t cry for me, mother; to a martyr you’ve given birth. Murderers killed your son, on a night of Christmas mirth.”  These lines of poetry were crafted for the fortieth day memorial service held for the six young Egyptian Christians randomly gunned down while exiting a Coptic Christmas Eve mass,...
Dr. Baha Bakri reviews the ZIVIC report, written by Jayson Casper and published in AWR2010 Week 2, relating his own personal experience of conflict resolution in ‘Arīsh, North Sinai, and his own proposed solution for ending conflict in the region: The problems of ‘Arīsh are nearly intractable; the...
Jayson Casper responds to two articles in this week's issue about reports of expatriate Copts' calls for Christians in Egypt to carry arms to defend themselves.
CIDT’s Jayson Casper reviews a new book by scholar Otto Meinardus: Two thousand years of Coptic Christianity is the title of a book by Otto Meinardus, a renowned scholar on the history, practice, and theology of the Coptic Orthodox Church and member of the board of advisors of Arab-West Report...
Amin Makram Ebeid's review of Jayson Casper's ZIVIC paper on peacebuilding in Egypt (AWR 2010 Week 2 Article 2)
CIDT's Jayson Casper discusses the tragic events of Najc Hammādī with Fr. Yu’annis of Qafādah, who here responds to the question “How should a Christian leader respond to such a violent act against the community?”    
Two days ago the Coptic community of Egypt witnessed a unique event. On Sunday, February 14, Valentine’s Day, a rally was organized downtown by over two hundred Coptic participants in protest over the Naga Hammadi killings on Christmas Eve and the subsequent handling of the case by the government....

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