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On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
Dr. Elizabeth ʿAbd al-Masīḥ Shākir, member of the House of Representatives, said that there is no interference by the judicial or legislative powers, highlighting that “Parliament can not interfere in the judiciary’s work.”
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, ruled on the issue of dhimmīs and Copts’ tribute payments, after he affirmed that this term is unpalatable now. 
Amīra Jirjis Khalīl Sīfīn, A 17-year-old Egyptian girl, has caused a new sectarian crisis in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, which caused the injury of dozens of individuals, and the arrest of 11 others. Parliament also issued an urgent statement  directed at Egyptian Prime Minister Sharīf...
Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, Commander-in-Chief and Chairman of the ruling caretaker Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), issued a decision on Saturday (Jan. 21) appointing ten People's Assembly members, which is starting its maiden session on Monday (Jan. 23).   The list includes...
Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, the director of Ibn Khaldoun Center, emphasized that he asked for a parliamentary quota, ranging between 15 percent and 20 percent for Copts. “Pope Shenouda stood against the idea and told me "We are not a minority and we not need a quota for Copts,” Ibrāhīm added.
Muhammad Shibl writes an opinion piece in al-Qāhirah, saying that Kāmilīyā, Wafā' and 'Abīr are three women who became the object of perennial contemplation by a group of Muslim Egyptians, the salafists. These three women have alledgedly converted to Islam and that the church has later forced them...
This press review presents a summary of a series of articles published in Rose al-Yūsuf. Hānī Labīb writes about the history of the relationship between the pope as the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and the president of the Republic of Egypt from the mandate of Jamāl ‘Abd al-Nāsir until the...
Wafā’ Shu‘ayrah reports on the lawsuits filed by Islamized Christians who want to convert back to Christianity.
The author regrets the fact that the anticipated report from the fact-finding committee established after recent sectarian violence in Alexandria was not produced by the deadline of May 16 and now the current Parliamentary round has expired. He compares this to the report produced after sectarian...
The Evangelical Church in Misr al-Jadīda has planned to screen the movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ and to follow the screening with a panel discussing the contents of the book, upon which the movie was based.
The author examines the Egyptian parliament’s seemingly new interest in sectarianism, and argues that they should not focus on a mere movie, the Da Vinci Code, but should address conspiracies that threaten Islamic-Christian co-existence.
In his article, Hamdī Rizq argues that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to gain ground in every possible field. He believes that they will rehearse their theories and techniques in the upcoming labor union elections.
A People’s Assembly session was dedicated to debating the assaults on churches in Alexandria by an allegedly insane Muslim man, who stabbed one worshipper to death and injured several others. The session also discussed the failure of the security agencies to stop the culprit.
In a previous Rose al-Yousuf article [See AWR 2006, 5, art. 59], Tal‘at Jād Allāh discussed the position of women in the Egyptian political life and lamented their poor representation in parliament. In another Rose al-Yousuf article [See AWR 2006, 4, art. 43], he wrote that people’s choices in the...
Labīb asserts that Christian TV in Egypt has grown in response to several Islamic religious programs that had undermined the Christian faith. He also condemns Al-Nabā’ newspaper for igniting sectarian crises in bad faith.
The author discusses the historical debates on the proportional representation of Copts and states that the idea was originally refused because Muslims and Copts felt that it was in Egypt’s best interests to put national identity above religious identity.
Many people believe that Muslim Brotherhood, after winning an unprecedented number of seats in the recent parliamentary elections, will go on to establish a religious state or the neo-Islamic Caliphate in Egypt has been its dream since it first saw the light of day.
A look at the various reasons for Coptic candidates’ failure in the elections, such as the church’s endorsement of candidates and the fundamentally sectarian basis on which they often enter the race.
A Coptic politician’s perspective on the parliamentary elections, the actions of the Muslim Brotherhood and potential repercussions of their growing confidence and power.

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