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بعد الأحداث الطائفية التي وقعت بقرية كفر درويش التابعة لمركز الفشن جنوب محافظة بني سويف بشهر، و بالتحديد في شهر يوليو/تموز 2015، تم لقاء صحفي بين القمص هاتور عبد الله، راعي كنيسة السيدة العذراء بالقرية و بيني بصفتي نائب رئيس مركز تقارب العرب و الغرب. كان برفقتي الباحث الأمريكي ماثيو أندرسون. و قد...
This interview was conducted in July 2015 with Father Hātūr ʿAbdullāh [Hathur ʿAbdullah], pastor of the Church of The Holy Virgin in Kafr Darwīsh, district of al-Fashn, Beni Suef governorate, around a month after reports about sectarian strife in his village. The interview was arranged through...
The Faculty of Comparative Religion at the University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, invited Cornelis Hulsman to present his work in Egypt to students on the 9th of February, 2018. Hulsman’s lecture covered the following subjects: - Introduction of Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman, Drs., director of...
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.
The disappearance of a little Christian girl during the Saint Bilāmūn celebrations, in the Monastery of Saint Bilāmūn in al-Qasr village in Naj‘ Ḥammādī, came close to igniting a serious sectarian incident in the village.
The article presents the views of some intellectuals and Islamic scholars on the issue of Christians who converted to Islam and then decided to return to Christianity for personal and worldly factors.
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 bishop of Cordoba turns down Spain’s Muslim community’s request to share prayers with Catholics in a cathedral that was once a mosque.
The author comments on Pope Benedicts XVI’s controversial statement while making extreme statements about the nature of Islam.
Prof. Andreas van Agt explained great changes in the cultural climate of north-western Europe in the pasty decades, becoming more hostile to religion and certainly not only Islām. Muslims needs to understand those changes in order to be able to respond better to European critique on Islām and the...
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,...
The European Coptic Association, in order to create ferment in the Egyptian streets, called to unify all efforts exerted and to distribute work evenle between organizations that work inside and outside Egypt rather than working individually, through a working plan based on specific principles.
AWR’s last interview with the late Dr. Isaac Fānūs. Comments on self-censorship, such as that of Dr. Otto Meinardus’ differences in writing and saying, which makes it hard for students of the church in Egypt to get a good understanding of the church’s position. Father Basilius of the Monastery of...
The Egyptian minister of endowments visits Egyptian cities to call for the new Islamic discourse that is necessary in Egypt.
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.

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