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The Evangelical Theology Seminary in al- ʿAbbāsīyah, Cairo, announced the start of teaching the Arab Christian Heritage Diploma at the seminary headquarters in cooperation with the Center for Middle East Christian Studies and the Coptic Studies Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Egyptian poetess and novelist Fātimah Nāʾūt criticized Egyptian actress Ḥanān Turk for her remarks in which she described Copts in Egypt as dhimmīs, saying that the term ‘dhimmī’ can no longer be used to describe non-Muslims under civil laws applied in modern Egypt.
[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
Al-Sayyid discussed the decline of Christianity in Arab countries and the Middle East. Emigration, foreign invasions, and internal conflicts are highlighted in the text as the main reason for the decline in Christianity in those countries.
The article looks at a new religious survey, Freedom in the World, which claims that none of the Christian communities in the Middle East are completely free. The author analyzes the changing face of Christianity in the Middle East and the reasons behind its recent decline.
Magdy Khalil, a Coptic writer in the US, wrote a series of three articles in Watani newspaper under a general title "A Returnee from Cairo." In this series, he comments on the conditions of Copts in Egypt. al-Arabi, mouthpiece of the Nasserist Party, and Islamic independent Aqidati highly...
For three consecutive issues, Rose al-Youssef devoted a special file for comments on the Egyptian identity under a general title ?Egypt is First and Before All.? Part of the file is three interviews with poet and writer Ahmed Abdel-Mo’ti Hegazi. Among his comments on the effects of Arab nationalism...
The Egyptian minister of endowments visits Egyptian cities to call for the new Islamic discourse that is necessary in Egypt.
The author gives several examples about the national stance of many Coptic popes throughout the history of Egypt, such as Pope al-Jāwlī, Kyrillos ?V and Kyrillos V.
Watani publishes a monthly series depicting the true history of Egypt. The influence of the Romans, Greeks and Persians is explored, combined with the impact that religion had on Egyptian society.
October presents the opinion of Uri Avnery, an Israeli author, writing about the “conflict of civilizations.” October writes that Avnery has shown support to the Prophet of Islām and Muslims against false accusations and mistrust promoted by the head of the Catholic Church.
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
Walā’ Zayn al-Dīn writes about a symposium, entitled, ‘Modern Methods to Restore Church Relics,’ recently held by the Society for Reviving National Egyptian Heritage at the Journalists’ Syndicate. The symposium was organized in an effort to address the difficulties facing the restoration...
Despite their importance and breathtaking beauty, the five oases of Egypt: Siwa, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga, are unfamiliar to most Egyptians. Al-Fāris describes the beauty of Siwa oasis.
Jamāl Badāwī refers to the importance of a book by Coptic historian Sawirus Ibn al- Muqaffac entitled, ‘Tārīkh alĀbā’ al-Batārikah’ [The History of Patriarchs]. The book presents a clear picture of the relationship between Copts and Muslims during the early Islamic state.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Pope Shenouda praised the cooperation between Muslims and Copts as well as the Arab conquest in a book of his dialogue with French Orthodox priest Alfonse Guttmann.
Egyptians are characterized by their religious nature, moderation and tolerance. Due to this good nature, Coptic Egypt warmly welcomed Muslim Arabs when they came to disseminate Islam.
For the third week, Pope Benedict’s controversial remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad have made headlines in Egyptian national and independent newspapers. A number of Muslim intellectuals devoted their columns to refute claims about the spread of Islam by the sword. Some Muslim scholars...
Trade played a great role in spreading Islam all over the world. Muslim merchants were a good example that was followed by other people.

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