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Yesterday at noon (November 29) clashes were renewed in Nazlit Badrmān village of al-Minya after news spread of the escape of a Muslim girl with a Christian man. This led to the death of a Muslim and the burning of six houses of Copts. A reconciliation session has fined both families LE 100,000....
Security forces in al-Minya successfully arrested the prime defendant in burning and looting the Bishop Mūsá Church in the events that followed the dispersal of Rab’īah and Nahdah’s sit-ins on the 14th of August. General Usāmah Mitwallī the head of the Security department in Minya has received a...
On August 13, 2018, a group of interns from CAWU went on a day trip to Maghāgha, Dayr al-Garnūs, and Banī Mazār, with the aim of becoming acquainted with Coptic culture and daily life in the area. Although the trip took on a somewhat improvised nature (our original plan of visiting the village of...
Before the service, hundreds of Christians were protesting in the street, chanting slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems as though unknown assailants attacked the protestors, firing birdshot and throwing Molotov cocktails at the mourners and the cathedral grounds. Some protestors...
The Libyan Ambassador to Egypt has said relations between Egypt and Libya will not be affected by the current diplomatic crisis over the imprisoned Copts and demonstrations outside the Libyan Embassy. He also mentioned the ongoing negotiations over the release of some of the detainees. The...
An official source has confirmed that some of the Copts imprisoned for proselytizing in Libya will be freed within hours. Three of the prisoners will be released with a fourth being held until the investigation into his case is finished (Zīyyād Hasan and Sanīyah Mahmūd, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Mar. 27...
Representatives of the family of the missing young woman, members of the security forces, representatives of the church and the Coptic community as well as prominent families from Beni Suef have met to discuss how to resolve the current crisis. It was agreed that the Coptic community would be given...
The father of the missing young woman accused priests of marrying her to a Coptic man and smuggling her out of the country almost a month ago based on information found in her diary. However, Ibrāhīm Hudayb, head of Beni Suef Security Department said that the missing young woman has contacted her...
The Beni Suef branch of the National Council for Human Rights has warned that they fear the ongoing events in Beni Suef are signs of a growing fitnah. They have called on all those involved to try and control the situation and come together to find a prompt solution to the crisis (Mustafá al-Bahār...
Matruh media center conducted a forum on March 18 about “the rights and responsibilities of citizens”. Representatives of the Church have held up the governorate of Matruh as an example of how to renounce and prevent violence and fitnah between religious communities. Bishop Bijīmī al-Anbā Būlā...
The Coptic Church will hold its first conference discussing divorce and second marriages at Wādī al-Natrūn in May. The conference will continue for four days, and will be attended by Pope Tawadros and over 100 bishops, priests, and legal advisers, and will be headed by Bishop Būlā of Tantā, head of...
In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
The village of Fanūs, Tāmīyah Township of al-Faiyum Governorate, witnessed today a new fitnah tā'ifīyah after mosques in surrounding villages called on their microphones on Muslims to go and help their Muslim brethren in the village of Fanūs, because Christians were "building a church." The...
The bishopric of Maṭāy in Minyā, Upper-Egypt, released a statement on the events which occurred in the village of Minbāl, denying the attacks on members of the [Coptic] congregation and describing what happened as “inconsequential, without intending to offend our Muslim brethren.” 
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, al-Wafd, and al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper report on January 2 that Salafīs have returned Aghābī ’Isām Jirjis, the Coptic 14-year old minor back to her family, after her disappearance nine days ago, after several negotiations efforts by investigation police with leading figures of...
The article highlights the recorded phone call of Fr. Samʿān Shiḥātah, the Coptic Orthodox priest from Banī Swayf [Beni Suef] who was stabbed by an extremist while he was on a visit in al-Salām City, Cairo.  Fr. Samʿān died on the spot, on October 12. 
Shaykh Ṭāha Rifʿat was in his mosque, when one of his congregation rushed inside to tell him that he saw a man on a motorbike, carrying a machine gun and is heading towards the church.
A young man attacked a church guard with a knife and injured him in the neck after the guard prevented him from entering a church in the northern Egyptian province of Alexandria on Saturday, an Egyptian police official said. The attacked guard resisted and, assisted by other guards, took control of...

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