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Akhbār al-Yawm Portal interviewed three Coptic leaders over their thoughts on whether or not Copts should be allowed to attend al-Azhar University. 
Al-Azhar University includes a number of faculties that specialize in Islam but also other faculties not related to religion like commerce, agriculture, science, engineering, medicine, pharmacology, Arabic, linguistics, and translation.  So, why aren’t Christians accepted into these faculties?
In this op-ed, the author writes of the injustices Copts deal with whether they are from terrorists, which target Copts for sectarian and political purposes, or from the state, which fails to give Copts their full rights and treat them equally under the law.  He ties this to the role Copts played...
“Egyptian Family values”; this term that has been repeated for months in Egypt when directing accusations against young women wearing “liberal clothes” for violating the “conservative values of the Egyptian family.”  This astounding accusation and the outrage of the Egyptian society have suddenly...
Members of the Egyptian House of Representatives and Senate expressed their condolences to Bishop Ilarion [Iylāriyūn], general bishop of the churches of West Alexandria, for the death of Ramsīs Būlus Hirmīnā. a Copt who was the victim of a hate crime that took place in al-Wardiyān, Alexandria. The...
In this op-ed, the author argues that ignoring the local and sectarian nature of the Armenian and Syriac genocides comes at the risk of having these sentiments resurface again.  He then focuses on how these events tie with the situation on the ground for Christians in Turkey and Syria and the...
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...
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...
After the attempted killing of the Coptic Kātrīn Ramzī in al-Warrāq, Giza, an extremist tried to slaughter a Coptic man in the same way in the district of al-Marj yesterday. A bearded man approached at his workshop and tried to kill him using a sharp cutter, throwing insults and abuse at the Copts...
Christianity entered Egypt with Mark the Evangelist during the time of the reign of Nero in the first century. The Christians in Egypt at that time used the Coptic language and the Coptic Church still uses Coptic in prayers today. In his book "A Short Account of the Copts", the American...

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