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Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Websites connected to ISIS reported that the organization’s fighters had kidnapped and slaughtered 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. They said the kidnappings came as revenge for Muslim women who were exposed to persecution at the hands of "the Copts in Egypt." The extremist organization specified...
Who are Kāmīliyā Shahhāta and Wafā’ Qustantīn: the two women ISIS is slaughtering Copts in Egypt in revenge for? Websites connected to ISIS reported that the organization’s fighters had kidnapped and slaughtered 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. They said the kidnappings came as revenge for Muslim...
The attack on the church in Alexandria this weekend marked a new deep trench in the deteriorating relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Shortly before this act of terror Trouw gauged the atmosphere among Egyptian Christians and Muslims.1)      
  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...
Salafī activists from Cairo and Alexandria plan what they described as a “huge stand” in protest of the alleged detention of Kāmīliyā Shihātah by the church. They demand Kāmīliyā be handed over to the attorney general and for monasteries to be searched for weapons. One of the activists says that...
Ameera says that she finds it strange that two different groups of people praying at two different mosques would decide to perform demonstrations about a woman, whose conversion to Islam hasn't even been proven, at the exact same time. She also finds it strange that after the woman released a video...
On November 14th a group of employees and interns working at CIDT visited the Monastery of Saint Macarius and the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādī al-Natrūn. Visiting the monasteries of Wādī al-Natrūn is an introduction in Coptic life and traditions. It provides us interns with a lot of...

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