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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.    
Muslims and Copts in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh, Helwan governorate, southern Cairo, held a national conciliatory meeting to support citizenship.
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...
This article deals with the aftermath of the sectarian incident which took place in Marsa Matrouh on March 12, 2010. There was a reconciliation pact made, which means that the Copts who had lost property were remunerated for their losses. However, this also means that anyone, either Muslim or...
Al-Dustūr reports on the reactions of Christian activists after releasing six detainees arrested during the Naj‘ Hammādī incident.
In an interview with Pope Shenouda of Alexandria, he talks frankly about the many issues in Egypt.
Jeff Jacoby sets the persecution of the Copts in Egypt in a context of wider persecution against Christians all over the world, including in Iraq, China, Somalia and others.

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