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This article calls for a positive participation of women and Copts in the social and political life rather than being marginalized or isolated. It refutes any type of discrimination between individuals either on the basis of either gender or religion.
The article discusses Bishop Thomas, bishop of al-Qūsīyah, a town notorious for its positive relations between Muslims and Christians, yet who’s bishop has strayed from this notoriety.
Jamāl As‘ad criticizes those who use religion to ignite political conflicts despite religions’ unanimous call for peace and goodness.
The author believes that the church is playing an improper role by replacing the state in dealing with Coptic affairs.
Jamāl As‘ad attacks the presence of the U.S. ambassador to Egypt at the inauguration of a new human rights organization that is called Hand-In-Hand for Egypt.
Jamāl As‘ad discusses the issue of the emigration of Christians from the Middle East to the West, and analyzes whether it is a normal consequence of certain socio-political and economic factors or there are conspiracies that target Muslim-Christian relations in this part of the world.
Jamāl As‘ad discusses the issue of the emergence of Bishop Maximus, head of St. Athanasius Church in Egypt. Although he does not agree with Maximus’ ideologies, he defends the value of freedom of belief.
The author condemns the sectarian atmosphere that has hit Egyptian society, referring to two models that embody the strong and tolerant relations between Muslims and Christians.
The author criticizes the increasing number of Christian organizations that call for applying foreign pressure on Egypt to defend Copts’ rights. In the author’s opinion such organizations are only making things worse.
Following the amendments to the Constitution to prevent political activity on a religious basis, the author questions the implementation of this new law.


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