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The Church was invited to participate in the “World Religions” conference in Astana due to its role as the national church and its good relationship with al-Azhar, both of which are examples of the tolerance that exists in Egypt, said Bishop Sārbiyūn, Archbishop of Los Angeles and representative of...
Egyptian Churches celebrate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) on November 15, in the presence of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, Father Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Churches, Rev. Dr....
Earlier, we have discussed the importance of improving the performance of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in Egypt, especially in light of the plans to reconstitute the NCHR over the coming period of time. In fact, it is necessary to improve the NCHR’s performance at the domestic and...
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
Bishop Bīshūy, Metropolitan of Damietta and Kafr El Sheikh and representative of Pope Tawāḍrūs II handed over an icon to Doctor Tharayyā Bashʿalānī in appreciation of her appointment as chargé d’affairs of the secretary general of the council.
“The Eastern Christians, Two Thousand Years of History” Exhibition, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris, has received great attention in the French, Arab and other media networks, especially because French President Emmanuel Macron attended the opening of the exhibition.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks the first day of the Dutch Coptic Organization’s Annual Conference, in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. The conference is titled “Modern Egypt Under the Shadow of the Contempt of Religions Law.” The conference will be attended by a selection of thinkers and...
  Dr. Andrea Zakī, head of the Evangelical community in Egypt, alongside a number of church leaders, will participate in the celebrations held by the German Church in Berlin on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Movement for Religious Reformation in Europe, in the presence of a number of...
Pope Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and the Holy See of St. Mark, received Jack Lang, former French Minister of Culture and President of the Arab World Institute in Paris on Monday evening at the Papal Headquarters in 'Abbasiya, Cairo.
Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...
Background: Open Doors is a non-denominational mission supporting persecuted Christians in over 60 countries where Christianity is socially or legally oppressed. They are also engaged in the distribution of Bibles and literature. Open Doors aims to raise awareness of religious persecution against...
John Harold Watson was born in England on May 14, 1938. He was baptized Anglican during the first days of his life, and the Anglican Church is also where he serves in his adulthood. Interfaith dialogue is, according to Reverend Watson, the most significant field of study in today's world. He has a...
Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, Pope Francis, called for an end to the death penalty, saying “The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' has absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty.” The Pontiff proposed to Catholic rulers worldwide 'to make an exemplary and...
The article focuses on a new bill to allow adoption among Christians in Egypt and the disputes among the three churches on the unified personal status law.
Jayson Casper responds to two articles in this week's issue about reports of expatriate Copts' calls for Christians in Egypt to carry arms to defend themselves.
The article bears an interview with Dr. ‘Ādil Fawzī, director of Egypt’s branch of the Canada-based Middle East Christian Association [MECA], who has been under arrest for three months on charges of provoking sectarian strife and scorning religions.
The Middle Eastern Christian Association helps a former Muslim convert to Christianity to have a new identity card with her new Christian name issued, sparking protests throughout Egypt.
The Abū al-Matāmīr tensions triggered a full-page article in Sawt al-Ummah newspaper claiming that Israel wants to declare a Coptic state in Upper Egypt or Hurghada. Other discussions followed the tensions, some of them very emotional.
The Middle East Council of Churches organized an Arab Islamic-Christian dialogue conference in Cairo. Another Islamic-Christian dialogue conference was held in Bahrain. The Egyptian Evangelical Organization for Social Services invited Muslim and Christian scholars to a seminar discussing ?Violence...
The daughter of Sāmī ‘Aṭīyah, who was killed by a Muslim bully, held her wedding ceremony at Mary Antonius Church in al-Zaqāzīq, wearing black instead of her wedding dress, to protest against the security’s failure to apprehend the suspect and to their collusion with him.

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