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Sawt al-‘Ummah printed an interview with the chairman of the British Coptic Association while answering an invitation by al- Jazīrah TV channel. He explains Coptic activities abroad, and stresses the Coptic intention to establish an “International Coptic Council,” similar to that of the Jews.
The author spoke about the reasons, aim and outcomes of holding a Coptic conference in Montreal, Canada, last April.
The Coptic researcher Majdī Khalīl has published a detailed paper in both Arabic and English on the dialogue between the government and the Copts. The paper deals with the government’s attempts to use some Copts against the interests of the ‘Coptic people.’ He claims that he has proven that the...
Mutāwi‘ Barakāt writes about Egyptian Coptic intellectuals rejection of the idea of increasing the attention that the UN and US have placed on the plight of the Copts in Egypt.
In this article, Sulymān Yousuf Yousuf presents his opinion regarding the different dimensions of the Coptic issue. He believes that conferences held in the US and Switzerland on problems facing Copts are the first step toward internationalizing the Coptic issue.
Yousuf Sidhom returns to an issue he feels has been neglected, given the dramatic incidents in Egypt in the last six months, that is the problem with religious identity and ID and voting cards.
President of the U.S. Copts Association, Michael Munīr, has been severely criticized over his recent visit to Egypt and his meeting with a number of top officials. A number of expatriate Coptic activists have seen Munīr’s visit as "an act of betrayal of the Coptic cause.” Others have regarded the...
William al-Mīrrī writes about Coptic problems in 2005: The Hamayouni decree and the U.S. Coptic conference, recently held in Washington.
The Cairo-based al-Kalima Center for Human Rights has issued its annual report on the political events of 2005, including syndicate, presidential and parliamentary elections. The report calls for respecting the rights of religious minorities in Egypt, including Shiites, Bahā’īs and Qur’ānīs.
In an interview with al-Dustour, Nubian writer Hajjāj Adoul discusses Nubian and Coptic issues in Egypt.
The author discusses her reasons for attending and speaking at the much-criticized Washington conference entitled "Democracy in Egypt for Muslims and Christians."
Yousuf Sidhom, in his final article of the Coptic expatriates conference in Washington, presents excerpts of the papers that carried concepts vital for the future phase of Egypt’s reform.
In his ongoing discussion of the Washington conference, Youssuf Sidhom focuses on papers that offered objective views, extending bridges towards change and reform.
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Quddous interviews Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm over the U.S. Copts’ conference recently held in Washington.
The article discusses the political system in Egypt after 1952 made people feel loyal to the system and not the state.
The international Coptic conference held in Washington, DC is considered the first of its kind, due to the combination of participants, and the media attention the conference has attracted.
Muhammad Shamroukh points out the mistakes of the U.S. Copts’ conference recently held in Washington.
On a visit to Cairo, Michael Munīr, head of the US Copts Association, spent a week meeting politicians, party leaders and high-ranking officials. The visit coincided with President Husnī Mubārak’s recent decree to delegate authority of building and restoring churches to governors, which Munīr...
The Washington conference gathered guests from more than 15 countries from the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, and the author argues that it was an important event that brought together disparate minorities from the Middle East and allowed them to forge new alliances.
Yousuf Sidhom writes about the Washington conference, whose resolutions have prompted a varied response within Egypt, with some calling the conference an act of treachery, and others attempting to understand the reasons for such a gathering.

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