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Why do we often talk about Copts and the 1952 Revolution? Was the revolution at that time against the Copts as a religious sect, as if we still lived in the Ottoman confessional system? Was the revolution against the interests of the feudal and capitalist class of the Copts alone?  Do we measure...
Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq and his meetings with political and religious leaders is a powerful move by the pope to spread peace and bring hope to a country where there appears to be no limit to its suffering.  However, the trip is also a powerful reminder of the trial and tribulations of...
Prominent Dutch humanitarian activist and friend of Arab-West Report Henk Glimmerveen passed away on May 1.[1] In February 2020, the Maadi Messenger asked me to write about how I have changed during the years that I have been involved in intercultural dialogue.[2] As I consider my life, Henk...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
An official reception was held yesterday at the Church of Martyr Mar Jirjis and St. Anthony in the Canadian capital Ottawa, for Anba Bulus, Bishop of Ottawa, Montreal and Eastern Canada.
In the context of our round of introduction, which was shortly interrupted by tea and coffee, a discussion about the roots of Christian spirituality in Egypt, the church’s crisis in Europe especially among young people and Islam emerged.
The first thing that Reverend Richard did, when he introduced himself to our group, was bring a smile to our lips. Although being “officially” retired back in Canada, it became clear that God had plans for him in the Middle East. “Don’t think you can retire in the ministry!” he said, laughing.
The Dutch delegation stayed three nights in Saint Anthony’s monastery where they attended masses and engaged in discussions about religion. This report describes how one of the oldest monasteries in the world is practicing the Christian faith. The monastery does not allow armed policemen to stay on...
The dossier of Coptic emigration has popped its head with each political crisis they suffer. The first wave of emigration to the United States, Europe and Australia had taken place after they were harmed by the decisions of nationalization and seizure of their property and lands by virtue of the...
Some experts said other countries like Canada, Australia and the United States would walk in the footsteps of the Netherlands in order to help Copts to pack up and leave through facilities offered in the embassies of those countries in Egypt.

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