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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.
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.
The author focuses on a recent opinion by Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on the sin of having a wet dream. He advised young people to stay away from any sexually-exciting scenes and to pray before sleeping.
The author interviews two Christians, Dr. Girgis Kāmil Yousif and Jamāl As‘ad ‘Abd al-Malāk, on the phenomenon of the banning of books inside the Orthodox Church in Egypt.
Mutāwi‘ Barakāt writes about Egyptian Coptic intellectuals rejection of the idea of increasing the attention that the UN and US have placed on the plight of the Copts in Egypt.
September 11 was not the beginning of the associating of terrorism with Islam. The Crusades marked the beginning of the actual attack of the West against Islam. Because the West is apprehensive of the Islamic revival, many theories calling for attacking Islam appeared in the West. If Islam really...
The author of this article quotes several people, the conglomoration of which reveals that the secular-based Coptic council, al-Majlis al-Mīllī, is very important and provides much assistance to the Copts and the Church, but that it also currently has many weaknesses which must be sorted through.
The author offers a brief a review of a television program that hosted a number of Muslim and Coptic figures discussing several critical issues.
Some Egyptians believe that there are sufficient churches in Egypt, while others think that there should be more churches, arguing that there are some villages with a Coptic majority and not even a single church.
As al-Majlis al-Mīllī [Coptic Orthodox Denominational Council] elections draw near, some Coptic figures, intellectuals and clergymen have criticized the church for interfering in the elections. Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria has been accused of favoring a circle of Copts close to him....
The author is trying to track the reasons that led to an atmosphere of fanatic sentiments between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Jamāl As‘ad argues whether the inadequate representation of Copts in parliament, local councils and professional syndicates and the disputes over building and renovating churches are the main reasons behind the tension in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
Former Member of Parliament, Jamāl As‘ad slated Pope Shenouda’s recent statement about the low representation of Copts in local councils.
Michael Munīr, head of the US Copts Association, denied statements purportedly made by Abādīr that he "would spur the United States to intervene, no matter whether Egypt was burned down, because the Copts were exterminated and forced to convert to Islam; and the issue will be referred to the UN.”
Dr. Muhammad Emara writes words that are awaited by extremists and supporters of sectarianism at the weekly Watani to prove their viewpoint that Dr. Emara’s words are offensive to the Bible and Christians. Watani appeals to the emotions of Christians who isolate themselves within church circles and...
Throughout his life, Jamāl has been a staunch advocate of national unity and the church’s religious non-political role. A few days ago, he found himself prevented from entering into al-Muharraq Monastery, located in his birthplace Asyout, and all churches in the governorate. Is this the freedom of...

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