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The presidential decree of December 2005 promised new freedoms in the area of building, restoring and repairing church buildings. However in reality these freedoms have failed to materialize. The author argues that the presidential decree only produced a cosmetic change and that the underlying...
The author discusses citizenship rights in Egypt exposing the opinions of various Egyptian prominent figures during a seminar held by the High Council for Culture.
The author wonders who is ruling Egypt and Dr. Mīlād Hana states that neither Jamāl Nazīf, or the Muslim Brotherhood is capable of ruling Egypt.
Youssuf Sidhom presents the case of a Copt who was accused of forgery when he attempted to gain a national identity card stating that he was Christian.
The Supreme Council for Culture organizes a symposium on ‘Religion and Nationalism’
Youssef Sidhom presents the main points which came into focus during a discussion on “Patriarchal Authority and Democratic Practice in Egypt and the Arab World”
Kamāl Zākhir Mousa draws a comparison between the theoretical or historical meaning of the word "Father" in churches and its real meaning nowadays.
The article deals with the controversial statements made by Prime Minister Ahmad Nazīf in which he described Egypt as a "secular state" amidst outcries protesting that the premier’s statements clashed with the constitution.
Kamāl Zākhir Mousa traces the development of papal authority inside the Egyptian Coptic Church.
The ordination of a priest in ‘Udaysāt might open the door to a new wave of sectarianism. Hanī al-A‘sar investigates the surrounding circumstances.
Youssef Sidhom calls for greater communication to bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Ministry of Interior has refused to allow 150 Christian converts to Islam, who later returned to Christianity, to change the religious data on their identity cards back to Christianity. Kamal Zākhir Mousa argues that an extremist wing of the political elite is trying to link citizenship to...
Ashley Makar discusses the paranoia surrounding the issue of conversion, the Alexandria incidents and the words of hatred spouted by both some Muslims and Christians, calling for dialogue and openness.
The article summarizes the opinions of a number of experts concerning the way of fighting extremism and other destructive thoughts in society.
Egyptians are no longer peaceful people, is the idea that Ramzī Zaqlama is explaining in his column in Al- Wafd. He attended a lecture at the cathedral were it was discussed along with Copts problems.
The author criticizes a book review of Nabīl Louqa Bibāwī’s book, The Problems of Copts in Egypt and their Solutions, written by Al-Ahrām columnist Mahmoud Muntasir and warns against the idea of appeasing those who have returned from the Gulf with fundamentalist ideologies.
Kamāl Zākhir, the author, argues that the church became involved in politics and ’the world’ to serve some worldly interests that have nothing to do with its spiritual mission.
Pamphlets printed in Saudi Arabia appeared hours before the Shamm al- Nasīm feast in Egypt calling for preserving the Islamic identity and prohibiting Muslims from celebrating others’ feasts.
Milād Hannā, a prominent Coptic figure, protests about the condition of the Copts in Egypt.


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