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Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
Thirty-eight years ago, on a brown table with gold edges in a government hall in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., President Anwar al-Sādāt was signing the peace treaty with the Israeli entity on the 26th of March, 1976. With this, he signed off on a reality that has yet to...
      Google celebrated the birthday of artist Ḥusayn Bīkār… First to establish the Wax Museum First artist to draw a book cover His last project to produce a cinematic film was stopped due to his religion He converted to the Baha'ī faith and was imprisoned in 1985 for bribery  He...
  The birth of Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā in Shubrā neighbourhood has had a great impact on him, like all of the sons of the ancient Egyptian neighbourhood, Christians and Muslims [alike].
Today marks the anniversary of the prominent author Iḥsān ʿAbd al-Qudūs’ death on January 11th, 1990.  ʿAbd al-Qudūs is responsible for the most famous stories in Egyptian cinema. In the following, we offer some words on his live… his upbringing? His relationship with women? His family? And how was...
  Al-Sādāt is the primary person responsible for planting and sponsoring the roots of discrimination in Egypt, but Mubārak is responsible for preserving al-Sādāt’s formula for maintaining religious and sectarian tensions in the country and manipulating them politically.
  There is sort of an agreement between Egyptian authors and thinkers that what occurs in Egypt with respect to Copts can not be described as persecution. There is a degree of disagreement after that regarding the accurate description of the current reality. There are those that see discrimination...
After decades of calm relations between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians, discord had reared its head once again after ‘the religious president’ – referring to Anwar al-Sādāt famous slogan “I am a Muslim president who rules a Muslim country” – had decided to flirt with the Islamists, including the...
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 government did not suspend any consumer cards. This article refers to the article “the Insanity of a Travel Ban to Siwa.”
Dr. Jehān Sadat confirmed that the late President Sadāt was intending to leave power after receiving the last piece of land in the Sinai because he believed that developed countries are prosperous because they are not governed by a one-man rule. “Sadāt believed that a reform was necessary,” the...
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
  The Military Council announced a decision to release sixty prisoners who served half their time in jail. Among them are some political prisoners. Furthermore, Tāriq 'Abd al-Mawjūd al-Zumur and ‘Abūd ‘Abd al-Latīf al-Zumur, who were accused to be involved in the murder of, ex-president Muhammad...
The author calls on Arabs, whether Christians or Muslims, to work to solve the problem of Jerusalem through means of peaceful co-existence with Jews and constructive political and economical relations with Israel. He strongly rejects the policy of boycotting which clears the path for Israel to...
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...
Muslims and Christians are brothers in citizenship. He calls on Copts to wake up and discard passiveness to lead an active and instructive role for the good of Egypt together with their Muslim brothers.
The article discusses the passing of Father Antonious Henein, highlighting his achievements in his personal life and the contributions he made to furthering the Coptic Orthodox Church, both in Egypt, and in North America.

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