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This is the transcript of the presentation H.E. Bishop Dr. Yohanna Qulta (84) gave at the Webinar on Inclusive Citizenship on September 26, 2020. This transcript was made by Shady Saleh elSherif. Before Bishop Qulta became a priest he was teaching philosophy at Cairo University, Egypt. He is a...
An episode of the Egyptian Ramadan television series “The Choice 2 [al-Ikhtiyār 2]” has sparked controversy across Arabic media over its depiction of the break-up of the Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya Mosque sit-in in Cairo in 2013.
Egyptian novelist Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī spent several years struggling for women’s rights and demanding their liberation from social restraints.  Born in 1931, al-Saʿdāwī was a psychologist and feminist who made her way into literature, writing several books like “Memoirs of a Woman Doctor” and “The...
The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria, represented by the churches of the central sector, has launched an initiative to raise awareness for Christian families entitled “Bless My Home”, which includes a group of spiritual sermons warning against the negative impact of social media on the...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, congratulated all churches inside and outside Egypt, while leading the Epiphany mass at the papal headquarters in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. The mass was attended by a few number fathers, bishops, priests, and deacons, but...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark will preside over the Epiphany Mass at St. Mark’s Cathedral, on Monday evening without an audience as a preventative measure against COVID-19. According to a statement issued by the Coptic Orthodox Church only few priests, bishops and deacons...
In response to objections directed at him by some people over his reforms, Pope Tawāḍrūs II said that the Coptic Orthodox Church is not like other new or modern churches, adding that it is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world, and that no one can change the Church.  He also said that...
The churches of Northern Shubrā are presenting a series entitled “A Historical Documentary of the Churches of Northern Shubrā” prepared by one of the deacons at St. George [Mār Jirjis] Church.  It documents the history of every church from their founding to their service. 
“It is forbidden to give zakāt to non-Muslims.”  The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ released a fatwa [fatwā] a few days ago that caused controversy between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.  Egyptians were divided on social media with some rejecting and some supporting the fatwā.  The controversy about the fatwā...
There is an ancient inclination going back to the humanity’s origin to explain natural disasters as the wrath of God or “a divine being.”  This inclination goes back to humanity’s instinctual need to be connected to the force of nature that has control over disasters and surpasses humanity’s...

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