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Background:Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on...
The German Catholic organization Missio asked Arab-West Report about Migration, dialogue and socio-pastoral challenges for Christians in Egypt. Father Douglas May, MM, A U. S. Catholic priest’s perspective based on 18 of the last 30 years in Egypt.
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
The attack on the church in Alexandria this weekend marked a new deep trench in the deteriorating relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Shortly before this act of terror Trouw gauged the atmosphere among Egyptian Christians and Muslims.1)      
AWR was pleased to cooperate with Encounter, a program of ABC radio, Australia. For the interviews and transcript of ABC please check this address: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2011/3147651.htm#transcript  
Sāmih Fawzī discusses Egypt’s emigration problem, the need for greater transparency and Coptic expatriates. He also calls on Christians to be active players in Egyptian society andbelieves that in the modern age socio-economic factors are more of a uniting force than religion.
Dr. Philippe Fargues is a researcher and professor at the American University of Cairo who has investigated the complicated issue of Christian statistics in Egypt. While Pope Shenouda states that around 12 percent of the Egyptian population is Christian, CAPMAS estimates that the figure is actually...
Often when people emigrate from Egypt they leave certain problems behind but encounter new obstacles in their new country of residence believes Rev. Menes Abdel Nūr. However the pastor believes in spite of the fact that Pope Shenouda is a great preacher he should not have interfered in politics.
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.
According to Bishop Qultah of the Coptic Catholic Church there are three levels of dialogue between Christians and Muslims in the Arab world. However this dialogue needs to be expanded in order for it to be more effective and should be combined with a better education system.

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