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In 1911, the Copts organized the First Coptic Conference in Assiut, which some historians viewed as a true beginning to a resolve of sectarian tension.  In light of the recent and tragic sectarian terrorist attack in al-Minya, it is important to remember that another significant conference,...
On June 10, George Is'hāq, one of the co-founder of the major oppositional movement Kefāya (Enough is Enough) during the Mūbārak regime, and member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), wrote an article in Al-Shurūq Newspaper, strongly condemning the ongoing discrimination practiced...
Last week, there was a fierce competition for the post of mayor of London, between an English Conservative candidate and another English candidate of Indian Muslim descent from the part that became Pakistan today. He enjoys a large popularity, and was elected by a wide margin in the votes against...
The Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs, Nabīlah Makram, concluded her visit to Los Angeles, and met with members of the Egyptian community.
Indeed, I do despise posters of laments and complaints, and all those who raise them in shame and humiliation. I hate to stand on the sidewalks of whining to view the suffering of weakness and submissiveness, requesting to lift the injustice done to individuals or groups for factional reasons or...
Background: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) was founded in 1985 and has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. It is a non-profit NGO and fights for the defence of human rights in Egypt. It investigates, monitors, and reports on human rights violations and defends people's rights...
Ambassador Nabīlah Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs, dismissed the reports about the status of Copts in Egypt as “incorrect”. Makram said that some parties raise these issues for personal interests.
AWR was pleased to cooperate with Encounter, a program of ABC radio, Australia. For the interviews and transcript of ABC please check this address: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2011/3147651.htm#transcript  
The Grand Imam of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, as well as the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary General, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, attend the inaugural ceremony of the first Muslim-Christian dialogue conference under the auspices of...
Before I temporarily quit discussing die question of the exclusion of Copts from leading posts, I would like to quote a profound letter written by Mr. Nabil Adly—a colleague at Watani. He writes: ‘The exclusion of Copts from leading posts is an issue which concerns all of us. However, other...
A press review on a recent symposium about Copts’ participation in political life in Egypt. Participants of different perspectives expressed their viewpoints about the matter, and proposed practical steps to stimulate Copts’ participation in political life. The Muslim Brotherhood was also...
Both Copts and Muslims are spectators in a real-life political show, in which the ruling party wins all the elections, be they parliamentarian, presidential, or union.
Dr. Amīn Makram ‘Ubayd introduces himself to readers of AWR, wanting to dedicate his efforts “towards a mission of progress energized by a will to see obscurantism defeated, fanaticism vanquished and poverty conquered.” “Writing,” Dr. ‘Ubayd writes, “associated with a fair degree of research, put...
At the Azhar, English woman Jane Wilman, the wife of an Alexandrian businessman, Dr. Ali Elba, has declared that she has embraced Islam and taken the new name Eisha Mohammed Elba. This conversion was applauded in the national newspaper, al-Ahram, but Youssuf Sedhum wonders why conversions to...
Safinaz Kazem writes about her experience of what she sees as persecution, as a result of her opposition to President Sadat’s signing the Camp David Accords, and states that persecution is for all Egyptians, not just Copts.
Subtitle:Saad Zaghloul distributed bibles to excellent students and made, for the first time, the study of Christianity a scholastic subjectNot mentioning the religion on the identity card is an important request. Syria did it, but Egypt continues to refuseThere is a belief that Copts are rich...
The author complains about the absence of Coptic names from the list of students who gained the highest grades in the thānawīya ‘amma [Egyptian high school].
The author sends a letter to Rose al-Yousuf magazine highlighting some important points regarding his position concerning the crisis of Dr. Mīrā [Mīrā Māhir Ra’ouf], a Christian researcher who claims to have faced religious discrimination at al-Minya University.
A Muslim physician has resigned over the rejection of a young Coptic woman’s application to be appointed to the pediatrics department at al-Minyā University because of her faith.
Dr. Sālim Ahmad Sālim, a Muslim professor of pediatrics at al-Minia University medicine school has submitted his resignation after the mistreatment of one of his Coptic students.

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