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The Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) started a Learning Center because it discovered that many African children in Cairo have big learning gaps. They had, thus far, no place to go to. For Egyptians, there is compulsory education. Syrian refugees are able to make use of the Egyptian school...
After the outside world had renounced them, Egypt’s leprosy patients chose to live in their colony, in order to escape strange looks and social stigma. Although cured from their disease that was long thought of being contagious, former leprosy patients visit regularly the 12-feddan site surrounded...
[AWR: Comfort Dickson interviewed a Tunisian female humanitarian and wrote here about how she experienced this interview]
On the canal shore, in the city of Ismā`iliyya, to which he moved to escape the capital Cairo and its noise, al-Yawm al-Sabī` interviewed Dr. Khālid Muntaṣṣir, a physician, intellectual and media person. But most importantly, he is a man capable of stirring up controversy in the Egyptian street on...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
In the absence of firm political and social action, the events in Imbābah may not be the last episode of sectarian strife. An activist says Muslims and Christians are living in a state of acute polarization, in which you can easily find Christians who think that all Muslims are violent and Muslims...
The Military Council of the Armed Forces ratified death sentences against three leaders of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyyah group, and nine others with similar sentences.
Copts in the Egyptian media 42 Our reading of the Cairo papers this week takes us to the weekly, State-owned al-Mussawar and the file it recently published on “Do Copts hate the July Revolution?” In his article entitled, “Copts under Jamāl 'Abd al-Nāsir,” Midhat Bishāy attempted to cite both the...
Mustafá talks about Shaykh Qaradāwī’s controversial comments on Shiites during a television interview, saying that they should not live amongst Sunnīs. He says that the danger in Qaradāwī’s remarks lies in his huge influence on the Islamic world. Mustafá also says that Qaradāwī’s comments on the...
Egyptian opinions varied on the annual International Religious Freedom report issued by the United States Department of State. The report claims that that minorities, such as Copts and Bahā’īs, are regularly discriminated against. Coptic activist Najīb Jabrā’īl praised the report and said that the...

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