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The church construction law has raised a lot of controversy during its preparation process, including its restrictive articles on security and governor's approval. However, one village seems remained unaffected of all these security complications and bureaucratic procedures; fears of provoking...
World Servants, a Dutch Christian organization that supports building projects in different countries, contributed to several buildings in Egypt for social purposes. All projects, except for two, have been completed. The Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Beni Suef made promises to also complete these last...
On a trip to the village of Qufada in Upper Egypt, Intern Jonathan Vink became fascinated with the art of tattooing, which has a rich heritage within the Coptic demonination population of Egypt. This article is a product of his curiousity on the subject, which is also published with Egypt Today. 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
Tensions in Izbet Boushra received national and international media coverage following a clash on June 21, 2009 between Muslims and Christians over a church building. AWR visited Bishop Stephanous, responsible for the diocese in which Izbet Boushra is located, in August 2009. The Bishop then asked...
Cornelis Hulsman revisited Banī Walīms and Maghagha with a group of interns and Jielis van Baalen, now managing director of CIDT. The objective of the visit was to investigate the present state of Muslim-Christian relations seven years after Banī Walīms suddenly gained media prominence when a...
The AWR intern Suk-Jo Roh was able to spend a week at the Monastery of St. Macarius in Wadi al-Natrūn, in this report he describes his experiences, illustrating his tale with pictures.
For the third week in a row, Wafā’ Costantine still dominates the scene in Egypt. Her story has become a burning issue, even more compelling than the Palestinian issue. [Editor: for a background of this issue see AWR, 2004, week 51, art. 13]
The author discusses the plight of Christians in Iraq.
Overview of churches in al-Ashmonein and a description of the claims of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Brethren Church on one and the same church building. The relations between Orthodox Christians and Muslims and Brethren and Muslims are obviously better than those between the two Christian...
The transcript of an interview with Bishop Marcos of Shubrā al-Khaymā about the rules regarding the succession of a pope, church and politics, Father Matā al-Miskīn and other subjects.
This significant study of the history and of the spiritual and educational rôles of the Sunday School Movement in the reawakening of the Coptic Church ought to be seen as a basic text for all those interested in the Coptic Church of the 20th century. For an unbiased understanding of the...
Father Bulis Eweida was removed from his congregation in the Shubra al-Kheima diocese. Church members could not reach the pope or his secretariat, and before that Bishop Marcos of Shubra al-Kheima and his secretariat, so they resorted to human rights societies and newspaper ads so that they would...
In this article, the Revd. Dr. John H. Watson comments on Adel Hamouda’s article on father Matta el-Meskeen that was published in Al-Arabi of July 23, 2000. Watson believes Hamouda’s article "is an extraordinarily interesting article for all who are concerned with the life of the Coptic Orthodox...
The RNSAW is pleased to introduce to you a new member of the Board of Advisors: The Revd. Dr. John Watson. Dr. John Watson is an Anglican scholar who was intimately involved in the campaign to release Pope Shenouda, after the arrest in 1981. He has published more than 500 articles, and three small...
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