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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is the time to pause and reflect”   Questions are always asked. Who is better? Who will win? What’s next? Do we need to emigrate? Why there are conflicts? Are the Egyptians aware enough to avoid these questions? Or do they skip points like...
On Saturday 30th June, the Summer School Group visited the Salam Medical Centre in Qanatir. The Salam Medical Centre is a living example of how Muslim-Christian cooperation can function to help the wider community and create peacebuilding opportunities. Students enjoyed a talk and a guided tour at...
On Sunday July 1st., the summer school group left the dormitories to attend a service in All Saints Cathedral (Anglican-Episcopal) in Zamalek, Cairo. 
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
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.
The TV show "Hawā Miṣr", broadcasted on the channel "France 24", discussed the attack on the houses of the Copts in Minya governorate, and the way to solve the customary sessions.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, stressed that his visit to the United States has nothing to do with the visit of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, which is being arranged. The pope also pointed out that his visit is already pre-determined since last year and it...
In an interview hosted by media presenter Mamdūḥ Stalin on the TV channel MESAT, Pope Tawāḍrūs II reiterated his earlier statement on the special situation of the Minya province, including its social and religious circumstances, stressing that the two victims, ʿImād Kamāl Sādiq, 49, and his 21-year...
Pope Tawadros received Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, and Sidkī Subhī, Minister of Defense, members of  a high ranking governmental delegation, to pay respects and give condolence to Pope Tawadros on the death of his mother. Ibrahīm Mahlab, Prime Minister, has approved that Mayādah Ashraf and Mary...
Attackers, believed to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood, targeted the house of a Coptic family in Nakariyah village, Sharqia. They attempted to kill the members of the family and start a sectarian strife (fitnah).  A number of armed persons stormed the house of Eng. Sabry ‘Issa Makary, General...
Security forces in Beni Suef succeeded in convening a reconciliation session between Copts and Muslims in Diābiah Village which was attended by family heads and senior figures in the village. The conflict took place in November 2013 due to a construction of a road bump and led to 16 injuries and...
In a broadcast message on the radio station ‘Mar Murquṣ’, mouthpiece of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II declared that he will not annul the upcoming Eastern Christmas festivities on January 6 that many Copts called on annulling because of the recent sectarian events that occurred in...
Councilor Hishām Barakāt, the Public Prosecutor, announced yesterday the preliminary results of the investigations carried out by the prosecution in the acts of violence that took place in ‘Ain Shams, Cairo March 29th where masked armed men, joined by  protestors of the Muslim Brotherhood, started...
The 12-year old girl, Nour or Nūr, arrived at her school early morning, carrying a maquette. Glued on a solid base of foam, the model, in French ‘maquette’, presented a mosque and a church linked together with the Egyptian flag.
Followers of the tweets of Muná Abū Sulaymān (Mona Abu Selimān), the Saudi-Arabian journalist, were surprised about her tweet in which she welcomed the celebration of the first Christian liturgical mass in the ultra-conservative monarchy. The tweet that raised controversies was then deleted by the...
The Attorney General of Minya police station, under the supervision of counselor Aḥmad al-Fūlī, attorney general of the southern district prosecution, decided to extend the detention of 19 accused of the Muslims of Dimshāw Hāshim village in Minya governorate for 15 days. They are accused of rioting...
Mary Sāmih George is a Coptic girl who was killed on Friday when she was caught  in the midst of protests that turned violent between the Muslim Brotherhood and the security forces. According to her father, Mary visited ‘Izbit al Nakhl, a poor quarter in Cairo, on Friday, to make charity...
Security forces in the Sohag Security Department successfully thwarted a sectarian fitnah (strife) in al- Nusayrāt Village in Dar Al- Salām [CH: nor far from al-Kusheh, the village making headlines in 1998 and 2000 for violence that turned against Christians]. A Copt has started to construct a...
It was again a customary reconciliation session, not the rule of law, that solved the sectarian attack on Christians who had performed their religious rituals last Sunday in the third floor of a church-service premise at the Kom al-Raheb [Kawm al-Rāhib] village, Qūṣiyah, Assiut or Asyut.
Counselor ‘Umār Marwān, a spokesman for the Fact-finding Commission on the violence that took place since June 30 stated that the Commission has decided to send a report to the government about its visit to Luxor and Aswan and Sohag. He added that the commission has discovered in the visit that the...

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