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The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, Jordan, published a report entitled “The Christians of Middle East Face Regional Conflicts and Terrorist Attacks”. The report stated that numbers of Christians are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks, for Pope Francis expressed his concern that...
In an exclusive press conference for local journalists reporting on the Coptic issue, General Secretary of the Middle East Churches Council (MECC), Soraya Beshelani [Thurayyā Bishʿīlānī] said that the Council has followed up a number of causes and crises some countries of the Middle East...
It’s been five years since the dispersal of Rābʿaa and Nahḍa sit-ins, however no one has forgotten the crime of burning the churches and assaulting the property of the Copts which was documented by the international and local organizations.
In a phone call with Ṣada al-Balad TV Channel late Sunday evening, Father Rafīq Greish (head of the Media Committee of the Egyptian Council of Churches) stated that all Egyptians united went down to the streets, backed by the army, demanding the departure of the ousted President Muḥammad Mursī.
Five years have now elapsed since the June 30 Revolution broke out in 2013 forming a major landmark in the modern history of Egypt. However, some western intellectuals and politicians, such as the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, viewed it as a military coup. But the truth is that it is...
Bishop Yuannas, the secretary of former Coptic Pope Shenouda III., said that before the revolution of 30th of June, the Copts feared of the continuation of the former regime.
Background: Bahāʾ al-Dīn Ḥassan [Bahay Hassan] is an Egyptian Human Rights defender who has led the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, CIHRS. Since he has received death threats for his work, he is currently living in France. Najād Barʿaī [Negad Borai] also works in the field Human Rights...
Pope Tawadros II held New Year's mass at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, without prior notice, to mark the second anniversary of the bombing on New Year's Eve 2010. Outside the church where 24 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, Muslims and the Christians held a vigil. They tied a...
The Egyptian Ministry of the Interior has revealed that Ibrāhīm Ismā’īl, the gunman who attacked the Mār Mīnā Church in Ḥilwān [Ḥulwān] Friday morning, participated in several terrorist attacks against security forces and Egyptian Christians, most notably the attack on a car carrying police...
Dr. ʿĀṣim al-Dusūqī, a professor of history, said that ousted President Muhammad Mursī undermined Egypt’s national unity, considering Egypt as part of the Islamic Ummah and not as an independent country having its own anatomy.  
The rise of Islamist forces, in the light of lapses on the part of the State and its decline in terms of adopting the same policies of the former Mubārak regime, led Egyptian Muslims and Christians to seek refuge in religion.
A large number of candidates running in the third round of the parliamentary elections paid visits to the church to congratulate it over the New Year while candidates of the Salafī al-Nūr Party refrained.   Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod, refused to meet any candidates, adding that the...
The European Parliament decided to grant asylum to Copts, which I see as a good decision. First, because I see the need for Christians of the Middle East to leave the region because they have to be saved from Islamists who are controlling the Middle East. I see the need for a world charity...
Some think that Egyptians should not harbor any fears about the Salafīs and that we should not be exaggerating, but what is happening on the ground does not augur well at all.
Coptic activists and organizations say that they refuse to transform the Egyptian revolution into a religious one, criticizing the Islamists that dominated Tahrīr Square on Friday. Speaking to Al-Misrī Al-Yawm on Saturday, the activists voiced their intentions to fight for a civil state that...
Seventy-seven percent voted for 'Yes' [18.7 million voters] in the referendum over constitutional amendments, which reveals the power of political Islam [salafists, Muslim Brotherhood and al-Wasat party] in convincing the people, while political parties and the January 25 Revolution Coalition...
Coptic Pope Shenouda III denied previous media reports, according to which he had discussed a potential meeting between Copts and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The MB, on the other hand, is holding on to its view that the possibility of a meeting was discussed, that would have granted Copts the...
 With the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today, pro-democracy protestors, Muslims and Christians, are celebrating in the streets of Cairo and other cities around the country. Power was handed over to the Egyptian military.   According to Open Doors, a Christian organization founded...
The article looks at different Arab Christian communities in the Middle East and analyses how radical Islam has affected the Arab Christian minorities in the Arab world.
Fahmī Huwaydī believes that debates over the second article of the Constitution have left a negative impact on Muslim-Coptic relations. He denounces requests made by key church figures about changing this article, believing they aim to removing Islam from public life in Egypt which has provoked...

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