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In a move considered by observers as crucial in order to counter the plight of terrorist groups’ attempts to disrupt between Muslims and Christians from time to time, imams and church leaders met to discuss ways to counter terrorism.
Dr. Maḥmūd Zaqzūq, Egypt’s former Minister of Endowments and Secretary-General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), called for a clear and comprehensive definition of terrorism to be agreed upon by all international institutions, pointing out that terrorism is an illicit use of violence aimed at...
Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, Counsellor to the Azhar Shaykh on the dialogue of religions, and Professor at the Azhar University and the Sorbonne, is regarded as one of those who bear the responsibility for extending channels of communication and cooperation with non-Muslim religions, cultures and...
Today’s overview includes yet another quarrel between two Muslim and Christian families only nearly a week after the Dahshūr crisis first stirred by a burnt shirt was settled. However, this quarrel in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag has some similarity to the Dahshūr problem; a trivial...
With the endorsement of the Grand Imām Ahmad al-Tayyib Shaykh of the Azhar, a new branch of ‘Bayt al-‘Ailah (a body related to the Azhar comprised of Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars), was inaugurated in the governorate of Sohag by several officials, among them Dr. ‘Abbās Shūmān, Deputy of...
Amīr ‘Ayād, founder of Christian Brotherhood Group, said that a large number of Coptic coalitions and unions will abstain from the anti-Brotherhood million-man protest on August 24. “Whoever is calling for it wants to put Copts at the first rows of the fight so that we redo the Maspero massacre...
Regardless of the preliminary agreement among political power on the necessity of drafting a consensus Constitution for all Egyptians, there are disputes around Article II between Copts and salafists. [Ahmad Abū Hajar, al-Wafd, August 20, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic 
Shaykh Ahmad al-Mahallāwī, an Islamic preacher who was in prison during late President Anwar al-Sādāt's time, lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and accused her of driving a wedge between Muslims and Copts. He made the remarks after Clinton’s statements that the United States...
Coptic activist and parliamentarian Muná Makram ‘Ubayd said Copts have some concerns about losing the right of citizenship, particularly after a string of sectarian incidents that erupted since the January 25 revolution.
  Archpriest ‘Abd al-Masīh Basīt of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud said in an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm newspaper that assaults on Copts and churches are taking place only by extremists, adding those attacks after the January 25 revolution equal all those during the era of former...
Dubbed ‘Together for the development of Egypt’ [Maʿan li-Tanmiyyat Miṣr] the bilateral project between Maṣr Al-Kheir Foundation and the Episcopal Church’s objective is to revive the spirit of Egyptian nationalism.  The closing ceremony was celebrated by a number of civil society leaderships and...
Egyptian columnist Fāṭima Nāʿūt writes: Dear reader, did you walk in the streets of Egypt yesterday and notice the vendors everywhere selling green palms, waiting to be braided? Did you park your car there to buy some palm leaves for your children so they can braid them and give them to their...
Egyptian churches rejected insistence by salafī members of the constituent assembly drafting a news constitution for Egypt that Copts should be compelled to pay the zakāh.  
Al-Misrī al-Yawm carries an article by Dr. Rif'at al-Sa'īd of the National Progressive Unionist Party, who says: “To the respectable Dr. Muhammad Mursī: Since your assumption of the presidency attacks on our brother Copts have increased alarmingly, without there being a genuine and decisive...
Dr. Murād Wahbah writes in al-Misrī al-Yawm: “It has been said that all such events are a fitnah tā'ifīayh. I am not a proponent of resorting to that term to explain these events … and I said that in Egypt we have Muslim fundamentalist and Christian fundamentalists who are very antagonistic, and...
  Security agencies in Qena governorate, with follow-up efforts by Governor Maj. General ‘Ādil Labīb, contained a sectarian fitnah in Naqādah area between Muslims and Christians.
Copts have experienced a state of joy mixed with grief on the first night they spent on al-Ansār street in Dahshūr – joy for returning to their homes but grief for finding them ruined.
  Thirty-seven Christian families on Thursday (Aug. 9) returned to their homes in the village, where they were received with cheers and amicable atmosphere by Muslim local residents after a week of sectarian violence.
Security Forces Security forces in Giza have captured Sābir Amīn Farāhāt, the prime defendant accused of burning the church of Archangel Mikael in Kirdāsah. At the time of his arrest, he possessed 5 hand bombs and explosives. 23 others were arrested in the security campaign. 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published on Friday (Aug. 10) the outcome of its investigations into the July 31 sectarian assaults on the houses and property of Christians in the village of Dahshūr, Giza governorate, which caused 100 Christian families to leave their original areas for...

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