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An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
Christian places of prayer subjected to increasing attacks
Bayt al-A’ilah led the settlement of the Badrmān tensions by holding the first reconciliation session between Copts and Muslims in the village. The Church on the other hand has rejected the customary reconciliation sessions that prevent the application of the rule of law (Māhir ‘Abd al-Sabbūr, al-...
Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
A state of disgruntlement was sparked among a number of Coptic Orthodox bishops who were absent from last week’s meeting at the Saint Mark Cathedral to discuss names of possible presidential hopefuls and others to represent the church in the constitutional assembly, according to a source inside the...
Egypt in its entirety stood horrified a few days ago at the Salafists in the southern town of Qena, who challenged the authority of the State and the rule of law and enforced hadds [Islamic penalty] on a Copt.    
This article outlines Sidhom’s concerns regarding the 2010 report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in relation to sectarian incidents in the past two years. He criticizes the report for not giving enough viable ways in which to alleviate the current situation of sectarian...
Youssef Sidhom continues to review the “Sectarian violence throughout two years”, recently issued by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). On the whole the EIPR concludes that the state has no clear means to control these incidents, for the government denies that sectarian violence is...
This article outlines the study published by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in which they consider the topic of freedoms, most specifically religious freedom. They find that there has been an overall deterioration of social stability in many of the Egyptian governorates. Revenge...

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