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Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
In his speech delivered at the ‘Love and Peace’ ceremony, al-Azhar professor of comparative jurisprudence, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad Karīma, stressed that Egypt is the homeland for all its citizens, Muslims and Christians. Karīma reiterated that Egypt has long neglected the Coptic era in its school...
Christian denominations behind the controversy over the "personal status" law We do not want a slanderous or offensive media. We will raise a case to appeal on the investigation of the "Lady of the Vineyard" case Christian students are forced to memorize Qur'an and prophetic traditions I agree to...
  I borrow this title from these two important volumes published by al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies in two parts in 1996 and 1998, and which presented a unique study on the religious reality in Egypt in terms of institutions and the country's unique diversity of Islamic,...
Spokesperson of Egypt's Ministry of Education, Bashīr Hassan, denied the existence of texts that defame religions, excluding Islam, in schoolbooks of the Primary school curriculum.
Bashīr Hassan, the Spokesperson for Egypt's Ministry of Education, denied circulating reports of the presence of offensive phrases to Egyptian Christians, in the curricula of Islamic Education taught to students in schools. During a call-in interview conducted yesterday evening (Saturday) by media...
Egypt deletes Salah al-Din and Uqba ibn Nafi from the curriculum The Egyptian ministry of education decided to delete paragraphs about Salah al-Din and Uqba ibn Nafi from the curriculum since they allegedly promoted violence and extremism among the people, since their popularity among Muslims is...
Iqbāl Barakah, in this article, seeks to shed light on the secularism spreading and over-controlling the Turkish Constitution. She reflects on one of the articles of the Turkish constitution which prohibits the study of the Qur'ān for children under twelve years of age . 
Scholars continue to debate how much emphasis should be placed on Coptic history in the Egyptian curriculum.
In an interview with Gerrit Roos of Reformatorisch Dagblad and Cornelis Hulsman, Bishop Marqus highlights the problems facing Christians in Egypt today. These problems include issues such as church building, conversion, the Egyptian education system and the emigration of Christians abroad.
Drs. Hulsman responds to Jamāl As’ad’s article in which he claimed that the Bishop of Qūssīyah tried and failed to stir up tensions between Muslims and Christians.
The following article presents an overview of what the author coins the “talibanization” of eduction in Egypt, and the impact that it is having in schooling systems, particularly in relation to Muslims versus Copts.
Three incidents ring the bell of sectarian strife in Alexandria. Two of them are education related and the third is the disappearance of a Coptic teenager.
The author discusses the case of Mario and Andrew, and the problems that they continue to face in continuing their education.
Andrew and Mario’s mother sent a thank-you letter to President Ḥusnī Mubārak for his generosity in allowing her children to pass to the second class in their preparatory school.
Fādī Emile discusses the problem of the Christian-born twins, Mario and Andrew, whose father’s conversion to Islam forced them to be registered as Muslims. Emile interviews the twins to speak about their perplexing problem.
Two 13-year-old Christian kids were forced to sit an Islamic education exam at school after their father’s conversion to Islam. Their mother filed a claim and complained to the civil status court.
Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed Gamal al-Dīn asserts that any school that declines to teach Islām will be liable to prosecution adding the teaching of Islām is one of the prerequisites for obtaining license.
Sāmih Fawzī denounces the increasing religious influence on Egyptian society, and calls for clear constitutional texts that prohibit religious influence on public institutions.
‘Ādil al-Dawwī reflects on two recent events that created uproar in the Egyptian society: the crisis of the anti-Ḥijāb statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, and the semi-militaristic parade of Azhar students who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.


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