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The author traces the history of the town of Ansīna, in the governate of Minia, a former centre of Christian persecution.
The article focuses on the role played by Copts in Egyptian politics and asserts that their role must be increased.
Eight bishops and twenty-four priests were arrested and imprisoned in 1981, an act which had no precedent in Egyptian modern history. After twenty five years Rūbīr al-Fāris interviews one of these priests, Athanasius Butrus, pastor of the Church of Mār Girgis in Manshiyt al- Sadr, to talk...
The author discusses the two day conference organized by Coptic author Kamāl Zākhir Mūsa about reform that is needed in the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Coptic Orthodox Church has been trying to prevent this conference from taking place but it will start on the same day that Pope Shenouda celebrates...
A discussion of tolerance and the relationship between religion and politics in Egypt from the era of Muhammad Ali, through the Nasser and Sadat years and concluding with two choices for the future for Egypt.
An examination of the crisis 25 years ago between President Sadat and the Coptic Orthodox Church, during which Pope Shenouda was confined in Anba Bishoi Monastery in the Western Desert, and banned from acting as patriarch of the Coptic Church. Many other bishops and priests were also detained, and...
Amin Makram Ebeid discusses the rule of Muhammad Ali, who prepared Egypt for a secular form of democracy, and his successors, and wonders whether the age of tolerance in Muslim-Christian relations ended with the failure of the liberal era.
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 author examines the situation of Copts under Islamic rule. He states that the weight of this history makes it difficult for Egypt and other Arab countries to support the principles of tolerant liberalism.
This is the first article in a new series by Watani International on the history of the Egyptian people.

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