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Tāhā Rāshid, a Muslim musician, has composed a hymn for Christmas entitled, ‘Īd al-Mīlād. Rāshid says the song is meant as a thank-you gift for his Christian friends. Rāshid was raised in a Catholic school in Alexandria and developed his composing talents through his upbringing in Christian schools...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
  AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman says that the government, Muslims, and Christians need to work together to address the growing sectarian tension in Egypt in order to prevent future attacks, such as the the New Year's Day bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead and...
The Coptic Orthodox has begun sending Christmas mass invitations, personally signed by Pope Shenouda III. Pope Shenouda announced that he will soon return to Ohio for a doctor-recommended health checkup. He is expected to return to preside over the Christmas mass and give his usual sermon. Church...
Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak has met with Pope Shenouda III ahead of Christmas celebrations. The two met at the Presidential Palace in Cairo late last month. The meeting came in light of the Pope’s perceived disappointment at the government’s actions in the ‘Umrāniyyah church construction...
The article discusses the relationship between Jamāl Mubārak and the Coptic Orthodox Church.  
 In the run up to Coptic Christmas (January 7th) two Watani International writers review A Christmas Gift, a book compiled by Watanī writers reflecting on various different aspects of Christmas, from the meaning of the celebration to how to make home-made decorations.
Expatriate Copts call for canceling the Christmas celebrations as a kind of protest against what they call the persecution of Copts.
Copts celebrate Christmas in Egypt, and in Switzerland they offer their condolences to the family of ‘Adlī Abādīr. In between, Max Michel announces Christmas surprises.

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