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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
The Orthodox Copts commemorated the return of the remnants of the 20 Coptic martyrs who were killed by members of ISIS in Libya in 2015. Prayers for the martyrs were held at home to limit the spread of Coronavirus. 
Since President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī took office in Egypt, he has taken care to achieve the principle of citizenship and defeat any effort to divide citizens not through scripted phrases but through serious work and emphasizing the unity of the Egyptian people.  
On February 15, the churches of Minya and Alexandria commemorated the “martyrs” killed five years ago in Libya by Dāʿish (the Islamic State) in 2015, after the Holy Synod dedicated February 15 as an annual day to celebrate “the feast of the new martyrs.”
In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
Bishop Bafnūtiyyūs, bishop of Samāllūṭ, emphasized that the Coptic martyrs of Libya provided an epic and strength for the Christian faith in the face of Dāʿish and demonstrated to the world the truth of their steadfast faith.  According to him, history will continue to remember the day that these...
AWR reader Henk Glimmerveen asked us on October 2019 to view the documentary titled “The Valley of Salt,” broadcasted on October 18 by the Evangelische Omroep (EO, Evangelical Broadcasting Company). The parents of the filmmaker, Christophe Magdy Saber [Christophe Majdī Ṣābir], both Coptic...
The Minyā Criminal Court sentenced three people, accused of stripping the clothes off a Coptic woman in May of 2016, to ten years in prison.  The court sentenced the defendants in absentia, since they did not respond to the court’s attendance notification.
This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.

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