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Al-Dustūr publishes “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book written by Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā that forms the focus of the World Youth Forum of 2018. It seeks to confirm the cohesion of the Egyptian societal fabric in spite of its diversity. The reason behind the selection of the book for the...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Pachomius of al-Beheira said that Egyptian Muslim is more Muslim than any other Muslim in the world. He also called on all Egyptians to work together for the national interest. Many military figures attended Easter celebrations on May 5 at Damanhūr of al-Beheira...
It is reiterated in the media, that there is a fear of a civil war in Egypt. Those that echo these statements in the East or the West do not understand the “Egyptian-ness” of Egyptians, the secret of their civilization and their patience, and do not realize the essence of their revolution over the...
In the Virgin Mary Cathedral for Catholic Copts, situated only a few streets behind the area of Rābaʽah al-‘Adawīyyah,  I met with Bishop Yohanna Qulta on the 13th of August, following an article he wrote, “The Impossibility of Civil War in Egypt,” in which he stated that he did not fear a civil...
[Editor: Jayson Casper attended this Coptic demonstration on July 14]Traditionally, it is the Copts who look to America for support of their minority rights. With the Muslim Brotherhood now in the presidency, though not in full power, some Copts wonder if the United States is switching sides.The...
Copts who have been camping outside the Egyptian Radio and Television Union demand an end to all forms of conflicts with Muslims. They want full citizenship rights guaranteed by the Constitution. However, according to the Copts, the government does not respond to their proposals.
Drs. Hulsman and Dr. Burslem provide a detailed report on Muslim-Christian relations based on a review of Dr. Hugh Goddard’s book, commenting on a number of issues including Western perceptions, mis-interpretations, and examples of recent incidents involving Muslims and Christians.
Three Coptic thinkers denounce Nāhid Mitwallī’s insults against Islam and stress the values of the freedom of creed and the respect for all
The writer tackles the question of “who represents the Christians” and gives his opinion on the matter.
Dr. Nabil Luqa Bebawi strongly objects to the new eight reasons allowing divorce [for Coptic Christians] in the regulation of al-Maglis al-Mileli [Community Council], outside of adultery. Dr. Bebawi says that these reasons are unrelated to the Bible. As an alternative to this regulation, Dr....
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman writes in response to Tarek Heggy’s article entitled, ‘If I were a Copt.’ He writes from the perspective of a Muslim citizen, and stresses the issues that he believes are of significance and require attention.
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...
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Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.
The conference about the reform in the Coptic Orthodox Church is still arousing noise. This review presents the comments of Bishop Murqus, the official spokesman of Pope Shenouda III, and other different echoes and comments on the conference.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is experiencing an ongoing conflict between Christian clerics regarding the successor of Pope Shenouda.
After the big fuss made about a conference entitled, ‘Laymen and the Church,’ the conference sessions were completed and recommendations were announced. The following lines shed light on the conference sessions, on its final recommendations and on the aroused echoes.
The author gives an update on the ongoing arguments between priest, Marqus ‘Azīz, and Coptic intellectual Jamāl ‘As‘ad ‘Abd al- Malākabout the political role of clergymen.
This report summarizes some of the opinions of Egyptian intellectuals about the issue of deleting religious identity from on identity cards.

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