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On the occasion of the anniversary of the Coptic Orthodox Pope’s visit to the Vatican last year, Pope Tawadros stated to a Catholic newspaper that both churches are working together to realize a greater goal, that is complete unity.    
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...
  The discussion surrounding Copts of the diaspora is back again, this time with negative connotations out of a fear of this community organizing demonstrations during President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī’s expected visit to the United States within the next few weeks. In fact, some media outlets have...
Media Presenter, Majdi Tantāwi, said that he supports the statement disclosed by Dr. `Amrū al-Shubāki regarding what Copts endure in Egypt. 
In a message addressed to Egyptian Christian Expats, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark, denounced protests planned to take place in front of the White House, U.S.A. over sectarian attacks in Egypt.  
In response to the statement released by the Coptic Solidarity (CS) at its 7th annual conference in Washington, `Ali Ayman Abu Al-`Ela, member of Health Committee of the House of Representatives, asserted that he supports the call of CS to revoke Egypt's blasphemy law. He confirmed that amendment...
Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
W. Winston Skinner reported on September 17, 2015 in the Times-Herald that an Egyptian native Christian missionary, in the article called pastor X, “told about 95 people at the International Leadership Team in Carrollton on Tuesday that significant numbers of Muslims are converting to...
During the European –Arab Conference, “The Contribution of Religious Minorities to Society”; launching event of the academic exchange program between the University of Vienna and higher education institutions in Lebanon and t
PVV spokesman for Foreign Affairs, Raymond de Roon, MP for the party of Geert Wilders, published on October 11th a blacklist of “Islamic Violence Against Christians in Egypt in 2011”. This list is a simplified version of what was previously published in (internet) publications in the West—many of...
Drs. Hulsman comments on the reactions of Christian organizations to the recent sectarian incidents in Egypt.
Midḥat Bishāy criticizes Charles Fū’ād al- Mirsī and other Coptic authors such as Majdī Khalīl for portraying the work of the ’group’ of activists as a new Coptic movement, and also for calling some of them ’Coptic leaders in countries of immigration.’
The Saudi police arrested three Egyptian brothers working in trade and charged them of missionary activity.
Michael Munīr will meet with a leading NDP member, during his visit to Cairo, to discuss with him issues of concern to the Copts and believes that the laymens’ demands are legitimate.
The suspended priest Filopātīr Jamīl, pastor of the Virgin Mary Church, is claiming that his suspension was a result of his membership of al-Ghad political party and his support for al-Ghad’s leader, Ayman Nour, in the presidential elections.
Asharq Al-Awsat pubished interviews with Karm Zuhdi, the leader of the Gama?a Al-Islamiya in Egypt on July 15 and July 16. The interviews ran by Abdel-Lateef Al-Manawi, brought about comments by Sawt Al-Umma, Al-Wafd and Rose El-Youssef due to the obvious ideological changes reflected in Zuhdi?s...
The US Copts Association issued a statement emphasizing its commitment to Egyptian issues and its support for the Palestinian issue. It declared its solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle to free their land from Israeli occupation. The statement also refuted claims about its...
The author critizes an article by the German magazine Der Spiegel about Christians in the Middle East. She claims that the article distorts the reality of the situation in the declining Christian communities in the region.
Hulsman highlights a number of major reports that were placed in week 53, all belonging to closing the year 2006 for AWR. This week had been delayed because of the substantial amount of editing and checking that had been needed. This week includes the transcript of the lecture of former Dutch Prime...
Mubārak’s constitutional amendments have revealed the separation between the executive power, the legislative and the judicial authorities, which are meant to be the bedrock of the modern Egyptian state, and the real interest groups.

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