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Eliana Mallouk is Lebanese and works at the Lebanon office of DanMission, a Christian Danish faith-based organisation working for almost 200 years in the Middle East and North Africa, and also in other regions including Asia and Europe. Our main focus is on dialogue, peace building and also on...
Many of the Coptic and secular leadership in Alexandria expressed their anger at a magazine that had placed Father Rāfāʾ īl, Bishop of central Cairo churches, on a picture with the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muḥammad Badīʿ. The leaders considered this act an insult and an unacceptable...
The young preacher, ‘Abdullāh Rushdī, did not expect that his muscles and his interest in his physical build would be a reason to put him under investigation by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and his exclusion from public speaking, preaching and giving religious lessons in mosques...
Hānī ‘Imārah, Chairman of the Media People Syndicate, lodged a complaint with Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd against Tony Khalīfah, the Ajra’ Kalām (Daring Talk) show host, citing an episode that he described as “fanning sectarian fitnah between Muslims and Christians”. [Hind ‘Azzām, Rose...
The celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as of the Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt, held in the Cultural Center of Kafr al-Sheikh, led to a discussion between the Hegumen Buṭrus Basṭawrūs, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta, and students from a preparatory...
The three major churches of Egypt condemned the statement of Khayrat Al-Shātir, MB’s Deputy Supreme Guide, and described it as an attempt to ignite inter-communal conflicts in Egypt. 
North Sinai Governor Major General ‘Abd al-Fattāh Harhūr, after a tense meeting with the Copts in the border governorate, refused to allow them to leave the city under the pretext that there should be no succumbing to the terrorists.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II emphasized that no one can differentiate between a Muslim and a Christian in Egypt. The only difference is that a Muslim enters a mosque and a Christian enters a church. “Except for that, there is no difference,” the Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria said.
Following what was written about the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of the St. Makarius Monastery on one hand, and what is happening in the corridors of that monastery on the other, some important remarks can be made, although there are to now no official information disclosed: 
In 1911, the Copts organized the First Coptic Conference in Assiut, which some historians viewed as a true beginning to a resolve of sectarian tension.  In light of the recent and tragic sectarian terrorist attack in al-Minya, it is important to remember that another significant conference,...

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