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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
Various researchers and religious authorities are calling for an urgent examination of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in Western societies, after a 23-year-old man set fire to Arooj Shah's car, the first Muslim president of Oldham Council in northern England, with a Molotov cocktail.
Women’s issues and gender disparities have recently come to light on the screens, as movies fearlessly deal with a variety of issues that previously were silenced. These issues are found amid society and deserve to be discussed, treated, and highlighted. The film “I want a divorce” [Urīd Khulʿān]...
The Media Center for the Coptic Orthodox Church announced that it is launching an English version of its official website on Tuesday [June 1], after releasing its Arabic one last March.
Forty-one years have passed since the founding of the youth bishopric in the 1970s.  As Islamist currents of thought became more mainstream in Egyptian society, Pope Shinūda III had become concerned about the future of Christian youth.  For him, the youth bishopric was a way to hand down Coptic...
With the increase in priest and monk deaths, including the head of the St. Pachomius [Bākhūm] Monastery in Luxor, various Coptic denominations have been working hard to get their members vaccinated.  
Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], general bishop of the churches of Downtown Cairo and former secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, announced that he would be visiting churches in the United States and returning to Cairo on June 19, dispelling rumors that claimed he would be staying...

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