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The Evangelical church is celebrating international women’s prayer day.
The review deals with the issue of Coptic divorce and Egyptian Orthodox Pope Shenouda’s position rejecting a recent court ruling allowing divorced Copts to remarry.
The author, who is Deputy Chairman of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organizations, regards ordaining women as priests in churches as a sign of progress. What struck her attention most among the different viewpoints on this matter was that of Dr. Najīb Jubrā’īl, her boss, who firmly rejects...
News of the inauguration of the first female priest in France yet adds to the shock waves sent to Egypt’s Orthodox Church from the West, after past announcements on the ordainment of a homosexual priest, the sanctioning of same-sex marriage and late Pope John Paul II’s statements exculpating the...
Some 70 Members of Parliament reject a visit to be paid by the US Congress Freedom from Religious Persecution Committee, which they view as an attempt to interfere in domestic political affairs and have an impact on the public opinion trends within the period in which Egypt is preparing for the...
Rafiq Habib and Muhammad Afifi wrote a book on the impacts of Islamic traditions on Christians. Because Christians mixed with Muslims whose Shari´a allows a man to marry more than one wife, some Copts, in the beginning of the 17th century, asked the church to allow them to marry more than one...
Many of the sayings and stances of Jesus Christ show that He is not against sex. However, the early fathers of Christianity introduced the theory of sexual fasting and considered it the peak of faith. This anti-sex attitude led to an anti-women attitude and to many arguments concerning whether a...
The author reports about the opionions of Christian Coptic girls on getting married to men who are candidates for priesthood. The author explains that a priest’s wife should have special qualifications due to the nature of her husband’s position.
The author states that Christian ladies wear modest clothes following the example of the Virgin Mary.
A discussion of the difficulties for Copts wishing to divorce their spouses.
It has to be understood why matters are so complicated in personal status matters for Copts, who beforehand used to belong to the Church in each and every detail of their lives.
Women have climbed the top of the political ladder in the Muslim world and occupied the posts of prime minister and judges, but so far the post of Muftī seems to be unattainable.
Many men of religion, Islamic scholars and intellectuals refuted Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s opinions. Sheikh Abdel-Monsif Mahmoud said that pilgrimage is not a pagan relic but is basically a declaration of leaving paganism. Adel-Fattah Abdel-Karim said that her demand to allow women to marry more than...
Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar wrote an article on the cosmic verses in the Qur’an. In this article he wrote that the revealed books before the Qur’an were all lost or altered. Therefore, the Qur’an is the only book where reciting it is like praying. The author believes that Al-Naggar should not have...
The Center of Saint Youssef for the Holy Family in Cairo is witnessing a great uptake by Christians, from the three denominations [Orthodox, Catholics and Protestant], and also Muslims who are about to get married. The Center organizes two courses per year; a winter course that lasts six months...
Does Christianity despise women? Does it see her as a second-class person and a dirty creature that does not have the rights of men? Many of the beliefs concerning women that are thought to be religious are actually a result of the effect of society and its habits and rituals. Christian women...
If the Muslim wife does not obey the Islamic Sharia and submit to her husband, then she will be considered "Nashez." This is quite natural to the Muslims, but when this happens to Christian wives, this is extraordinary because the Church does not agree with this sentence.
Since the fall of communism, the Armenians of the diaspora are at liberty to return to their country, yet many are choosing not to. Some claim that it is too early, others that it is too late. The Armenians of Egypt go for a visit and come back, happy to resume the life they have made for...
There are in the history of Egyptian women tens of examples that said, still say and insist that "religion is for God, the country for all." Four Egyptian Christian women are profiled here as examples to show that Coptic Christian women are patriotic Egyptians.
In an exclusive interview, Pope Shenouda III speaks frankly to Al-Ahram Weekly about the national role of the Church, the new draft Personal Status law, and other controversial issues.

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