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Marking the day of martyrdom of people of Damietta and the crushing defeat of the Crusaders in 1125 AD, Damietta chose May 8 to be its national day.  Streets are decorated and flags are raised in the alleys.
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).
Perhaps the main reason for the fall of the Ayyubid state was the internal turmoil and the collapse of the economy within Egypt in the late days of King al-Ṣāliḥ Nijm al-Dīn Ayūb. Moreover, the arrival of the seventh French campaign in Egypt in late 1249 AD. 
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?
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...
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
Nājih Sam‘ān, the author, presents a brief study on the historical and geographical background of Catholicism in Egypt.
The author records the days of the crusades.
The author analyses the city of Cairo’s progress throughout history, in its expansion, population congestions, and how they relate with each other in creating a densely overpopulated and congested city. He further questions how accurate it is to blame these conditions on Bedounization.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the president of the Azhar University, blames the eruption of conflict in many parts of the world and the development of the crusades as holy wars on the Catholic Church’s reading of the Holy Bible.
‘Ubayd discusses the history of various forms of Christianity, from Arab Christians to Eastern Christians, and the problems that are still remain to overcome.
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
Egyptian police said that a "mentally unstable" teacher stabbed Father Hizqyal Ghubrial with a knife after accusing him of using magic and witchcraft to separate him from his wife. Father Ghubrial is priest of the Church of the Virgin Mary in the village of Bardis in Sohag.
History has witnessed Western persecution against Eastern Christians. This review highlights some historical incidents that demonstrate this fact and asserts that the unity of Christians and Muslims in the East is facing foreign danger.
The Western, Christian churches took up the idea of militant Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, which was the complete opposite of the Christianity Jesus left behind. The Western Church launched vicious Crusade wars against the Islamic East that lasted two centuries, from 1096 until 1291.
When ‘Amr Bin al-‘Āss conquered Egypt, Islam did not only free land and religious consciousness from the Roman Byzantine colonization, but also freed the Egyptian Orthodox churches.
The Christian conception of Ramadan proves the existence of the spirit of brotherhood between Muslims and Christians. A member in the executive committee of the Labor Party believes that if the religious aspect is confined to Muslims, the social and cultural aspects is for all Egyptians, Muslims...
With the elections of the syndicates approaching threats are raised, tensions develop and concerns are voiced. The most important issue is the penetration of the Brotherhood in those syndicates.
The author describes the late bishop Athanasius as being a true patriotic and tolerant man. Hanna says that thanks to the wisdom of bishop Athanasius his bishopric did not witness fanaticism and extremism in 38 years. The bishop established many centers for serving and developing society. These...
In this article which is a continuation of the interview reported in Al-Liwaa’ Al-Islami last week Milad Hanna argues that Egypt has a unique cultural identity which is the reason for the good relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt since the entry of Islam into Egypt.


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