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An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
The appellant judge of the Dishnā Court decided to discharge two Copts and six Muslims in Fāw Baḥarī village, Dishnā province in Qinā governorate, after reaching a reconciliation between the two parties.
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-...
Bishop Makarios of Minya stated that the Church does not recognize the solutions based on customary reconciliation sessions. He added that this is because such solutions are considered an insult to the state of rule of law (Ashraf Kamāl, al-Wafd, Dec. 6, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
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...
The Coptic Youth Front has announced the start of what it called “a week of anger” towards the state because of a disregard for the problems faced by the Copts, which have up till today still not been solved. The front said that the 48-hour deadline it granted to the regime had come to an end...
  The National Council for Women submits proposal to get women into leadership roles  At a UNESCO conference called “Freedom of the Press in the World Today” Egyptian Ambassador Mīrfat al-Tālawī said that for her, the value of the conference lies in getting  to know the challenges facing women in...
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...

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