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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,...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the issue of assigning a quota in legislative councils and political posts for Copts, and holds the ruling regime and the Muslim Brotherhood responsible for the deteriorated conditions of Copts since the 1952 Revolution.
The article focuses on the role played by Copts in Egyptian politics and asserts that their role must be increased.
In his interview with Ākhir Sā‘ah, the writer and researcher Samīr Murqus talks about citizenship as a comprehensive concept and the reasons for the escalated sectarian tensions in Egypt.
The main concerns of the Copts that are being discussed are the legislative structure that forms an obstacle to the building of churches and Coptic representation in senior public positions and in parliament. A seminar under the name ‘The Copts of Egypt at a cross-road’ discussed the core of the...
A symposium entitled, ‘How can I live as a Copt?’ held in Shubra, discussed the role of Copts and the importance of their effective contribution to society.
The author reviews on a full page three books by three different writers dealing with the Copts of Egypt and the history of their relations with Muslims.
The author criticizes Copts’ negative political culture as they do not participate in elections, urging them to become politically active for the good of their country and themselves.
The author suggests that the religious tension in Egypt has its roots in the mono-authority that prevailed after the 1952 revolution.
The author reviews the development of the Coptic issue, expressing the opinion that the regimes of Nāsir, Sādāt, and Mubārak are responsible for the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, which has harmed Copts.
The author discusses Muslim- Christian unity in Egypt from Byzantine times until the current era, arguing that patriotism has been replaced by religious affiliations.
A paper presented at the annual interfaith dialogue meeting of the Anglican communion and the Permanent Committee of the Azhar al-Sharif for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions that prompted criticism from Metropolitan Seraphim for the portrayal of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
The July Revolution brought about the formation of the Nassarist Party while Islamists who worship God and work to maintain the identity of the Egyptian people have had no party up to this very moment. Nasserists have a party despite the fact that Nasserist ideologies have no place now. However,...
Some Copts evaluate the July Revolution from a sectarian perspective. They believe that the revolution put an end to the rich Copts when it confiscated their lands and other properties. In addition, the revolution did not solve the problems of Copts. However, the revolution erupted for both Muslims...
The website “al-Aqbāt Mutahidoun” [Copts united] posted an article urging Christians to run for the presidential election. The article states ten reasons to participate.
A recorded sermon by a new dā‘iya [a man who calls for Islam] called Shaykh Mus‘ad Nour, is selling like hot cakes on the market. On the tape, which is not authorized by the Azhar, the censorship authorities or any other organization, the unknown Shaykh says that the niqāb is a religious duty...
During an interview with al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī magazine, Anbā Bīsantī, Bishop of Hilwān and al-Ma‘sara, asserted that “the absence of democracy during late President ‘Abd al-Nāsir’s time reflected on the Copts.”
The persons who offer the enemies of the state, hiding under the cloak of ‘human rights,’ ‘minorities’ rights’ and ‘freedom of worship,’ weapons to tarnish its image and defaming it cannot but be lacking awareness.
Tareq Al-Bishri’s "Muslims and Copts in the Frame of the Patriotic Group" touches upon the relationship between Muslims and Christians in the period from the beginnings of the 19th century until the July 23 Revolution, in 1952. He gave many examples on how this relation was a good one and how both...
Dr. Roushdy Said’s book "Egypt’s Treasures between Nasser and Sadat" discuses the eras of President Gamal Abdel El-Nasser and President Anwar el-Sadat. It takes its reader on a tour inside the political scene in Egypt from 1961-62 when Dr. Said entered political life until 1976-80 when he left. As...

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