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Part of my job in Egypt is to bring foreign crews here for reporting. In December I took the Hong Kong based Network J International TV, led by famous TV Pastor Enoch Lam, to meet prominent Egyptians for a documentary on stability in Egypt. Media tend to focus on the negative. Rev. Enoch Lam,...
Unique study visit to Qufada, Maghagha, Minya where we will meet a local orfi judge who leads reconcilliation sessions and a local priest active in supporting the poor. On the road we will visit some beautiful locations.
August 2013 was a very dark month for Egypt. Around sixty churches were destroyed, police stations were attacked, and Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins were violently ended. In this period, extremists also tried to destroy the Holy Family tree in Mattāriyyā. Sadly, they managed to cut the tree. 
Pope Tawadros assured that Egypt started a new era and that there are new economic projects to develop the economy. These projects, such as the Suez Canal project shall make the area as Singapore. He added that this also includes the roads projects that will add 6000 meters and link the...
Wolfram Reiss introduced me per email to Cornelis Hulsman, who sent me, prior to my visit to Egypt, some important articles. He gave me much time to respond to all my questions. I first showed him my temporary table of content. We started talking about the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt. He...
  Dr. Enan Galaly, having the Knight of Dannebrog title bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Ambassador of Historical Relations between Denmark and the Middle East and chairman of the Advisory Council for the International Association of University Presidents worldwide, and...
In April 2013, U.S.-Austrian photographer and filmmaker Norbert Schiller, U.S. filmmaker Dana Smillie, and I visited locations of the Holy Family in Upper Egypt that we had previously visited for the preparation of the book Be Thou There; the Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt (AUC Press, 2001)....
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated yesterday (June 1) the memory of the journey of the Holy Family to Egypt. The Church held the service at Abū Sirjah Church in  in Old Cairo. The ceremony was attended by several political figures, including ‘Amr Mūsá, leader of the Conference party, as well as...
Repeatedly we hear of reports that Muslims are attacking Christians. One such recent report is a clash in Alexandria in which one Christian died from a heart attack.  “A fight started between two young men, one Copt and the other Muslim, when the Copt allegedly sexually harassed the latter's sister...
From April 25-28 I traveled with Arab West Report through a few Upper Egyptian Holy Family sites, places Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are recorded to have stayed according to Coptic tradition. This travelogue will share some of the insights and anecdotes learned along the way, by means of pictures taken...

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