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In an interview with al-Dustūr, Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, head of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, stated that the confusion of religion with politics and science is one of the main reasons that hinder the progress of the Egyptian state, and that no progress will ever be achieved as long as some...
A single paper with Father Bishoy’s words on it declaring a ban on women and girls from wearing trousers and make-up when going to church and attending communion has ignited fervent anger from Copts against the bishop.
The 13 nuns of Mar Taqlā monastery in addition to three ladies that used to work in the monastery in Ma’lūla, Syria have been released.
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Most Muslims in Egypt do not have good impressions of Christian missionaries in Egypt. We earlier, in 2004, had discussions about this in Arab-West Report. There are good reasons for these negative impressions since there are indeed Christians proclaiming their faith and speaking very negatively...
  Egyptian Coptic women occupy a very special role in the Egyptian Church. The church organizes weekly meetings to discuss all affairs concerning Christian women. The meeting is referred to as the meeting of ladies during which all affairs concerning the everyday life of women (dealing with...
It is end of April that the Synod of the Coptic Evangelical Church will discuss the ordination of women to the pastoral ministry. According to Dr. Rev. Ikrām Lam`ī, the Evangelical Church believes that men and women are equal before God; He provides to both men and women to serve Him, a major...
Head of the Episcopal Church in Egypt, North Africa and the African Horn, Bishop Munīr Hanna, offered his condolences to the Coptic Catholic Church on the killing of four sisters of Mother Teresa Congregation by extremists in the Yemenite city, Aden. The Bishop said that the four missionary sisters...
Rev. Ref`at Fathi, General Secretary of the Synod of the Nile and member of the Executive Committee of the Egyptian Churches Council (ECC), gave a speech at a ceremony organized by the Churches' Women Committee at Coptic Catholic St. Antonius Church, saying that in a time and place were not even “...
Watson, who knows Pope Shenouda and many of the Bishops mentioned in the book well, closes his review with Hasan’s words: “It is doubtful that the Copts have made much headway, in their century-long tortuously slow trajectory toward citizenship with equal rights. This statement becomes truer if one...
Recent statistics released by the United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF, see: http://www.unicef.org/], revealed that Egypt comes second on the list of countries that practice female circumcision.In hisbook, ’Khitān al-Ināth Fī Manzūr al-Islām’ [Female Circumcision from an Islamic Perspective],...
In media it is now usual to criticize the racial discrimination culture and to suggest solutions by sympathizing with women by calling them “half of the society” and with Copts who are called “the other part of the nation tissue” without realizing that these names emphasize separation and division.
The author replies to Yāsir Ghubriyāl’s criticism about a conference entitled, ‘Laymen’s View on Church Problems,’ and shows some misunderstandings and the real aim of the conference.
Bishop Bīshūy urged Christian girls not to marry but to lead a monastic life instead because monasticism is far better than marriage.
The writer replies to Bishop Bīshūy’s question concerning girls’ chastity and considering marriage a way of disappointment.
Nabīl Zakī reports about how the issue of human rights is being tackled in educational religious curricula.
A research about the characteristics and vocabularies of human rights in secondary school books of religion revealed that issues of doctrine were present more than human rights principles.
Citing a number of Biblical verses, Lutfī al-Numayrī, a member of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, argues that the ordination of women as priests runs contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Michael ‘Ādil ‘Ajāyibī highlights the equal status of men and women in Christianity.
Mājid al-Rāhib writes about the superior status of women in Christianity.

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