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Bishop Angaelos [Anjilūs], the Pope’s secretary for the Coptic Orthodox dioceses of the USA, returned to Egypt this week and met Pope Tawāḍrūs II yesterday to discuss the demands of the priests and the congregation of t Northern Shubra, Cairo, which he supervised before he was appointed secretary...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius said the church rejects calls to set ablaze the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters and offices during million-man protests scheduled to be staged on August 24, called the Brotherhood Toppling.
“A detailed life of Jesus,” a book that has appeared in many Coptic Orthodox book stores,  caused much controversies as it contains a variety of falsities about the life of Jesus Christ, including a kiss from Virgin Mary to Jesus.
Kamal Zākhir, the Founder of the Secular Coptic Current, has undergone a harsh attack on the social networking sites after the sermon he delivered in Mary Girgis Church at al-Qulalī district, Cairo; moreover, the sermon created controversy between the conservative and reformist currents in the...
Pope Tawadros starts today an official visit to the Emirates in which he will meet state officials and will head the first mass for him in the Saint Antonios Church in Abu Dhabi.
Al-Dustūr publishes “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book written by Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā that forms the focus of the World Youth Forum of 2018. It seeks to confirm the cohesion of the Egyptian societal fabric in spite of its diversity. The reason behind the selection of the book for the...
Dr. Mīnā Badī‘ ‘Abd al-Malik reviews the life and contributions of the late Dominican Father George Qanawātī.
Coptic intellectual and writer Sulaymān Shafīq states that between the year 1990 and the present 230 Egyptian Copts have been killed by terrorist groups for sectarian reasons. According to him only very little cases have been brought to court and in most cases the suspects were acquitted due to...
Coptic intellectuals and activists have set certain conditions to be met before they give their support to a presidential candidate, be it al-Sīsī or someone else. , Jamāl As’ad, writer and intellectual, said that the Copts need a president who can unite the Egyptians and who can solve Egypt’s...
Coptic writer Jamāl As’ad stated that the discussion about the positive discrimination for Copts in an appropriate manner, as the constitution stated, will open gates to a grand fitnah (strife) in society. He requested that the Church be removed away from politics. He also critiqued the pope’s...
Editor AWR: Matthew Anderson was ordained in 2005 as priest in the Anglican Church in the USA, taught at the School of Alexandria and served the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Egypt between 2009 and 2011. Upon return to the USA he continued with a PhD study on blasphemy in Islam at Georgetown...
In an interview with Mīnā Thābit, Director of the Minorities and Vulnerable Groups Program at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), he said that Christians in Egypt suffer from personal status issues, especially divorce and the permit for a second marriage, in addition to the...
Coptic thinker Dr. Mirvat al-Nimr criticized a decision made by Bishop Yūʾanis of Asyūṭ that imposes a dress code for Christian women when they go to church, calling on Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II to dismiss this ‘morally rigid’ bishop, according to al-Nimr.
A decision recently taken by Bishop Yūʾannis of Asyūt to obligate Christian women to wear proper clothes in churches has stirred controversy among Christians, a majority of whom rejected the decision, arguing that the Church’s role is to guide rather than impose behavioral rules. 
  The birth of Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā in Shubrā neighbourhood has had a great impact on him, like all of the sons of the ancient Egyptian neighbourhood, Christians and Muslims [alike].
Today marks the anniversary of the prominent author Iḥsān ʿAbd al-Qudūs’ death on January 11th, 1990.  ʿAbd al-Qudūs is responsible for the most famous stories in Egyptian cinema. In the following, we offer some words on his live… his upbringing? His relationship with women? His family? And how was...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...

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