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This report by Arab-West Report explains the context of the massive destruction of churches and Christian institutions in Egypt in August 2013.
Meinardus, the eminent scholar on Coptic church studies concludes that Mrs. S. Hasan, grand niece of the Egyptian statesman and Prime Minister Rushdi Pasha (1864- 1928), produced an extraordinary and remarkable book in seven chapters on the modern history, sociology, ecclesiology and political...
Pope Shenouda discussed the ideas of Father Mattá al-Miskīn as being heresies. Butrus calls for an objective discussion of theological and religious issues in the writings of the men of religion, as most of the time people automatically adopt their leaders’ ideas out of confidence, or sometimes,...
Rose al-Yūsuf published Akram Rif‘at’s paper about church trails and this was the reason behind his dismissal from his editing position at the Sunday school magazine.
Council of State rules in favor of NGO status. Circulating rumors about Bishop Kyrillos of Naj al-Hammādī followed by demonstrations. PhD thesis declares Rose al-Yūsuf apostate, showing great divide between liberal minded journalists and traditionalist Islamic scholars.
The article explains that Pope Shenouda is now against reform, although he has once been one of its strongest supporters.
The transcript of an interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman with Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá, in which Mūsá provides a background of his work and publications. Mūsá further describes his own experiences and confrontations with the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt.
Coptic Orthodox Church member and businessman Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá speaks out about internal problems in the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church.
Reflections on the life of Bishop Samuel on the 25th anniversary of his death.
The author writes about Archbishop Samuel, whose achievements and services for the church and the country still attest to the devotion of this prelate.
Ākhir Sā‘ah opens the controversial file of religious schools in Egypt. In an earlier issue, several articles tackled schools of the Muslim Brotherhood, like the Muslim Generation School in Marsa Matrūh. This article, however, sheds light on Coptic Sunday schools.
Kamāl Zākhir Mousa draws a comparison between the theoretical or historical meaning of the word "Father" in churches and its real meaning nowadays.
During a lengthy interview, Pope Shenouda discusses Coptic identity and history, the Palestinian question, the churches support of President Mubārak in the upcoming elections, the issue of national unity in Egypt and much more.
An article published in the Sunday School Magazine and written by Father Basilios of the Monastery of Makarios was said not to be in accordance with the Orthodox belief. Father Basilios will be investigated by the pope himself. The problem, according to churchleaders, is not Basilios or other monks...
Interview about the achievements of H.H. Pope Shenouda, the first Coptic Orthodox reform Patriarch, changes during his reign and perspective on the future.
Summary of the Ph.D. thesis of Revd. Dr. Wolfram Reiss about the Sunday School movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church with a focus on the role of Pope Shenouda III and Father Matta el-Meskeen and the place of the church in a Muslim society. Reiss´ study provides an excellent insight into the...
This text reflects the discussion of a group organized by the RNSAW with two monks in the Monastery of Makarios based on the summary of the PhD Thesis of Dr. Wolfram Reiss (art. 23). The discussion covers the role of Father Matta al-Meskeen in the revival of the Coptic Orthodox Church, his...
This significant study of the history and of the spiritual and educational rôles of the Sunday School Movement in the reawakening of the Coptic Church ought to be seen as a basic text for all those interested in the Coptic Church of the 20th century. For an unbiased understanding of the...
Father Basilius al-Maqārī exaggerated in AWR, 2005, week 16, art. 46, in my opinion, the parallel between Church clericalism and Islamism. Coptic clergy have been politically active but they do not seek power as Islamists do.


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