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Bishop Bīshūy said that reports of him attacking Islam and the Qur'ān at a Coptic seminar last Wednesday are false. In an interview with Al-Dustūr, he said that his words were taken out of context and misunderstood. He says that his intentions were not to criticize but to inquire. Key Words: Bishop...
Before leaving to the United States, Pope Shenouda III met with Bishop Bīshūy and asked him to find a new way to appear in the media and also come up with a statement that would calm down public opinion after the controversial comments he made about the Qur'ān. Key Words: United States - Pope...
Dr. Muhammad Selīm El-<sup>c</sup>Awā writes that sectarian polemics only lead to hatred and that Muslims and Copts are destined to live together. Therefore, learning to do so peacefully is the only way to avoid Fitnah. He also said that Coptic religious figures should use the word...
Coptic activist Boulos Ramzī found himself protesting alone outside the Supreme Court against Bishop Bīshūy's statements regarding the Qur'ān. Ramzī claims many Protestants would have attended the protest if it weren't for Pope Shenouda’s orders. Reverend Rif<sup>c</sup>at Fikrī denied...
CIDT’s Bill Gallo attended an Egyptian demonstration ahead of an American pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Qur’an on September 11. But the event’s organizers and participants may surprise you.
Dār al-Iftā’ issue a fatwá claiming that polygamy is not prohibited in Judaism and Christianity according to the Torah and the Bible. The fatwá aroused Christians’ resentment.
Often when people emigrate from Egypt they leave certain problems behind but encounter new obstacles in their new country of residence believes Rev. Menes Abdel Nūr. However the pastor believes in spite of the fact that Pope Shenouda is a great preacher he should not have interfered in politics.
In an interview with Gerrit Roos of Reformatorisch Dagblad and Cornelis Hulsman, Bishop Marqus highlights the problems facing Christians in Egypt today. These problems include issues such as church building, conversion, the Egyptian education system and the emigration of Christians abroad.
According to Bishop Qultah of the Coptic Catholic Church there are three levels of dialogue between Christians and Muslims in the Arab world. However this dialogue needs to be expanded in order for it to be more effective and should be combined with a better education system.
Gerrit Roos investigates the complex relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. He interviewed a number of Christian figures and analyzes the reasons why people emigrate from the country.

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