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 Thousands of Copts descended on the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ‘Abbāssīyah, Cairo on Friday, May 6, in response to a Salafi Muslim demonstration at the same location a week earlier
On March 19 Egypt is slated to enjoy its first free vote in decades. Following the resignation of President Mubarak the Supreme Military Council appointed a committee to draft amendments to the Constitution, according to the demands of the people. The proposed amendments will be put to a nationwide...
On January 29, following four days of massive popular demonstrations and the withdrawal of police personnel throughout the country, the military has been deployed on Egyptian soil, keeping the peace and maintaining neutrality during the political crisis. On February 11, following the resignation of...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage. While initially surprising, upon reflection this story hits at the conjunction of many popular flashpoints:...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage.
Sunday, February 6 witnessed a peculiar exhibition amidst the drama unfolding in Tahrir Square. Christian Egyptians publically conducted a prayer service, honoring their fallen co-demonstrators who have died in the effort to topple the Mubarak government. Calling them ‘martyrs’, as is common...
  Jayson Casper previews the "Day of Wrath," a protest by Egyptian opposition parties that corresponds with Egypt's Police Day holiday...      
  This year's Coptic Christmas holiday comes exactly one year after a shooting outside a church in Naj‘ Hammādī and less than a week since a tragic church bombing left 23 dead in Alexandria. In light of these threats, AWR's Jayson Casper tells the story of how Coptic Christians celebrated the...
  Following the atrocity in Alexandria, many Christians have responded with angry demonstrations and violence. Though an understandable reaction, AWR's Jayson Casper proposes an idea for Christmas Eve that can unite Christians with the very security forces they are rallying against…  
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
    Jayson Casper analyzes the Coptic Orthodox Church's response to the recent  ‘Umrāniyyah church riots, a dispute with security forces over the legality of a church construction project that left two dead and dozens arrested.  
In this AWR article, Jayson Casper comments on Georgette Qillīnī,  a member of the Egyptian People’s Assembly and a Coptic Christian.
In 2011, Egypt will receive $5 million less from America for the promotion of democracy than it did the previous year. CIDT's Jayson Casper examines America's motivation for its continued involvement in Egypt, for the better and the worse. 
On Saturday, Glenn Beck led a rally in Washington, DC on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. In fact, this weekend was the anniversary of that speech, which came to symbolize the struggle and eventual triumph of the civil rights...
CIDT’s Jayson Casper experiences his first Easter in Egypt
 Jayson Casper reflects on his experience watching the football world cup in an Egyptian cafe.
Arab-West Report covers Coptic protests over the Supreme Administrative Court decision obliging the church to remarry divorcees. Jayson Casper offers his reflection on the demonstrations.
Jayson Casper reports from a press conference held by Pope Shenouda dealing with the recent controversy over remarriage. Shenouda reiterates his statement that the Coptic Orthodox Church will refuse to implement the Supreme Administrative Court ruling obliging the church to remarry divorcees. 
This report is a discussion concerning the work of Jayson Casper and the ZIVIK peace building initiative. ZIVIK is a German acronym for Civil Conflict Resolution. The article deals with a number of different topics concerning how Coptic Christians and Muslims can live peacefully together, while...

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