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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Al-Dustūr publishes “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book written by Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā that forms the focus of the World Youth Forum of 2018. It seeks to confirm the cohesion of the Egyptian societal fabric in spite of its diversity. The reason behind the selection of the book for the...
The first scientific forum dedicated to the antiquities of the Sinai Peninsula and the Canal cities was organized this October under the direction of the Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī.  Al-Waṭan presents the following review of the most prominent of these diverse monuments from...
Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...
An article discussing Dr. Milad Hanna’s Book “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”  
The Faculty of Comparative Religion at the University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, invited Cornelis Hulsman to present his work in Egypt to students on the 9th of February, 2018. Hulsman’s lecture covered the following subjects: - Introduction of Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman, Drs., director of...
TV show “Lasaʿāt” hosted Dr. Rev Augustine (Ughasṭīnyūs) Maurice, pastor of the The Holy Family Church in al-Zaytūn to present his book A Historical View of the Coptic Catholic Community in Egypt (rū’ya tārīkhiyya li-ṭā’ifat al-aqbāṭ al-kāthūlīk fī miṣr).
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
The Coptic immigrant, Majdī Khalīl [Magdy Khalil], continues to incite against Egypt. He is very active in organizing conferences, seminars and workshops aiming to attack his compatriots, arguing that there is systematic persecution of the Copts.
  The novelist Yūsuf Zaydān continued his attack on Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, after describing him as "the most despicable figure in history" during his dialogue with journalist ʿAmr Adīb.
  The journalist ʿAlī Yāsīn was not wrong when he described the Arabs’ entry into Egypt by ʿAmr ibn al-Āṣ as an occupation when he was answering the [following] question [posed to him] on the TV show Kalām Tānī on Dream TV: “How should history be written?"
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) recently published a book entitled “Copts in Egyptian Society Before and After the Islamic Conquest, Archaeological, Historical, and Applied Studies”.
Responsible for presenting the history of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the seat of the papacy to foreign and local visitors, Eng. Najāti Nāguī said that the legacy of National Unity is remarkable, and that it was a Coptic architect who erected the `Amru Ibn Al-`Ās Mosque around 642 AD, as well as...
A summary of Prof. Harald Suermann’s lecture on Christian documents from the 7th century that document Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt just following the arrival of Islam in Egypt.
Professor Harald Suermann visited the CIDT office and delivered a lecture about Christian attitudes toward Muslims during the Umayad era. An article also reflects on a Gallup poll that states that Egypt is the most religious country in the world.
The Religious Liberty Group of the World Evangelical Alliance has written a report on the escalation of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. Hulsman quotes from the report and adds his own comments.
’The Copts, Christianity in the Shadows of Pyramids and Minarets’ was the name of a conference that was held at the Evangelical academy in Hofgeismar. During the conference participants discussed Copts’ history in Egypt and the current situation.
The article is the first in a series of articles that trace the history of Egyptians, and how exactly they came to be Egyptians. It considers the relationship between Muslims and Christians, and how this relationship has shaped present day Egypt.
Watani publishes a monthly series depicting the true history of Egypt. The influence of the Romans, Greeks and Persians is explored, combined with the impact that religion had on Egyptian society.


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