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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...
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...
This report summarizes some of the opinions of Egyptian intellectuals about the issue of deleting religious identity from on identity cards.
The author of the article, Arwá Hasan, discusses the different reactions to the proposal put forward by the National Council on Human Rights concerning the removal of religious data from official documents such as identity cards.
Samih Fawzī argues that the Muslim Brotherhood have contradictory stands when it comes to speaking about the rights of Egyptian Copts. Sometimes they encourage having a consolidated, unified Coptic stand, while at other times, they deny Copts the right to hold military posts and call for the...
The Middle East Research Center at Ain Shams University organized a seminar titled "Islam and Christianity standing up to Western claims.” Muslim and Christian participants called for setting out a unified Arab strategy in order to face Western claims and Zionist spite. They praised Egyptian...
The author asks Coptic intellectuals their opinion concerning the plan of Colin Powell to change Arab regimes and an article discussing the citizenship of Christians. He also criticizes Dr. Milad Hanna´s comments on President Mubarak´s decision that established January 7 as a national...
A Muslim saying that crucifixion is nothing but a fiction says what his religion teaches him. He may state this without the intention to be offensive to Christians. But Christians will feel offended. To avoid offensiveness, it is better to introduce Islam without saying “unlike Christianity” and to...
Dr. Milad Hanna (77), a much respected Coptic thinker and politician in Egypt who was awarded the UNESCO Simon Bolivar prize for his efforts in intercultural dialogue, was severely attacked by some Coptic activists in the Copts Daily Digest after his visit with Dr. Kamal Abul-Magd to Washington DC...
Egypt is now experiencing a stage of cultural "healthiness" and religious fanaticism has started to fade away.
Dr. Milād Hanna’s recent comments about the dire situation Copts would be in, should the Muslim Brotherhood rise to power, were poorly thought out and have only had the effect of inciting sectarianism.
Different aspects of the Muslim Brotherhood’s success in the recent parliamentary elections are discussed including Mīlād Hannā’s concerns that Copts will become "second-class citizens” if the Brotherhood’s come into power.
In this interview, the Coptic intellectual Dr. Milad Hanna expresses his free-spoken opinions concerning the aspired political reform in Egypt and the situation of Copts in terms of principles of equality and citizenship.
Dr. Milad Hanna spoke in the TV program “Fī Khāna al-yak” [A Space for You], about what is taking place in Sudan. “Some people in Egypt asked me about the right of self-determination. I answered them that in Sudan they were able to obtain this right after large sacrifices, as two million people...
It is important to warn against what Dr. Milad Hanna said in the program “Khana Lak” [a space for you]. In the program, Dr. Hanna said, “It is good that you [addressing the host of the program] talked about the right of determining sovereignty. Many Egyptians here say that the Sudanese got their...
On the celebration of the International Day for Human Rights, organized by the Arab Organization of Young Lawyers, Dr. Mīlād Hannā said: “It is very important to promote citizenship rights. Both Muslims and Christians must avoid any form of religious intolerance and work together in accordance with...
The Coptic thinker Dr. Milad Hanna believes that the policy of the late president Sadat towards the Islamic groups is the reason behind the appearance of the Coptic file from time to time at the top of events in Egypt. He is in favor of the idea of forming a committee of wise people containing...
There is a relationship of a special kind between the nation and the Copts. That relationship was represented in individual Copts who were rich or highly educated who had special relationships with the governor. The author is of the opinion that if a group of Muslim and Christian wise men is formed...
In a long article, the author criticized the National Democratic Party, which did not include Copts in its list for the elections of 1995. He expects that, despite the declaration by the party that the lists for this year will include Copts, the situation will not change much because the political...

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