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On March 19 Egypt is slated to enjoy its first free vote in decades. Following the resignation of President Mubarak the Supreme Military Council appointed a committee to draft amendments to the Constitution, according to the demands of the people. The proposed amendments will be put to a nationwide...
[Editor AWR: Both Cardinal Patriarch Antonius Naguib (Cardinal of Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt) and AWR editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman were asked to give presentations about the place of Christians in Egypt today on occasion of "The Parlamentarischer Abend" (informal evening meeting of...
My fifteen years living in Egypt has given me a lot of connections, including Egyptian diplomats, who are now providing me with stories about current developments in Egypt. It is very common among diplomats that they are ready to give visitors an off the record insight in what is happening in their...
It will probably only much later that we will understand what a pivotal role the peaceful protests in Tahrir square played for the transformation of an entire region which is still developing.  
We find it special to experience these events in Egypt. It is, however, not our first such experience. In 1998 we lived in Jakarta and experienced the fall of Suharto, 2nd president of Indonesia (1967-1998). We moved to Macedonia, just when the Kosovo war started. We also experienced the civil war...
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced in a statement that it plans to form a political party after the amendment of the constitution and the unrestricted formation of political parties is permitted.   It has also asked the armed forces to set a timetable for the constitutional amendments and for...
The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
Editor: Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney Said is a longtime member of the board of the Egyptian Moral Rearmament Association, an Egyptian peace movement with Muslim and Christian members. The Egyptian MRA is part of Initiatives of Change in Europe.    
Editor: Text of the speech of a leading Coptic intellectual at Tahrir Square.   When the 'Prince of Poets' Ahmad Shawqī returned to the homeland from exile in 1920 following the end of the events of the 1919 revolution, he addressed the following verses to the nation:   My nation I have met you...
Editor: Many Egyptians have expressed concerns about the continuation of demonstrations following the resignation of president Mubarak because the demonstrations in the past weeks have cost Egypt billions. Ongoing demonstrations would make the financial consequences for the country even graver. The...

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