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Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to a lecture in Hofgeismar, Germany, about his research about the violence around the Monastery of Abū Fānā, Egypt. Prof. Karl Pinggéra opened the conference with a reference to the Egyptian Holy Family tradition. Hulsman responded to this by linking...
Kees, Cornelis Hulsman, a prominent Dutch reporter who has been covering Egypt's news, especially those related to the Egyptian Coptic community since 1976. Hulsman is seen in the Netherlands as one of the one of the reference figures and experts in the Egyptian affairs. Hulsman is invited to...
The Dayr Mawwās district awaits the results of the National Democratic Party’s electoral complex. Candidate Ibrāhīm Ilyās says that promises to calm the current sectarian tension, along with allowing visits to previously prohibited tourist sites, dominate the votes. Current representative, ‘Alā‘...
Anba Barnaba, Bishop of Rome, talks to Watani about the Copts in Italy and those in Egypt. He speaks of immigration, integration, discrimination, and the Egyptian nationality for all Copts.
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
Jeff Jacoby sets the persecution of the Copts in Egypt in a context of wider persecution against Christians all over the world, including in Iraq, China, Somalia and others.
The author mentions four sectarian conflicts that took place in Minya in less than a year. He notes that the four conflicts are related to the issue of building or restoring Christian houses of worship.
Jayson Casper recently interviewed Father Basilius from the Coptic Orthodox Church on the role of monasticism in the church. He asked him specifically about issues related to the Monastery of Abū Fānā which was at the heart of a dispute last year with local Arab communities.
The author traces sectarian events which took place in some Egyptian governorates as the most probable inflamed places for future incidents.

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