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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
A decades-old conflict between Egyptian and Ethiopian monks over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] in Jerusalem has flared up once again.
Members of the Episcopal Church of Egypt were called to come to the All Saints Cathedral for an extra-ordinary church meeting that was carefully designed to result in a call for a letter to President Abdelfattah al-Sisi [ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī] to recognize the Anglican Diocese of Egypt as an...
The Egyptian state is a unique example of co-existence between religions and national unity.  It has strived to ingrain and promote tolerance, peace, and equality regardless of religion or creed.  In light of these efforts, the media center for the Egyptian Cabinet has published a report that...
Since President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī rose to power in 2014, the Egyptian government has built over 600 bridges and roughly 21 new axes for over 85 billion EGP (5.3 billion American dollars).  The government is also planning to build a thousand overpasses costing 130 billion EGP (roughly 8 billion...
A project to build a two-kilometer bridge on al-Ahrām Street in Heliopolis [Miṣr al-Jadīda] next to the historic Basilica of the Holy Virgin [kanīsat al-Bāzīlīk] has caused uproar.  The people living in the region are rejecting the project due to the negative effects on the region’s distinct...
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously adopted the drafted resolution by Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to promote a culture of peace and tolerance with regards to the protection of religious sites.
Since the June 30 revolution, Egypt has laid a foundation stone to anchor the values of citizenship and national unity; by raising the principles of equality and combating discrimination and sectarianism. As the prince of poetry Aḥmad Shawqī said “We are Muslims and Copts… one nation over the...
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. 
None of those calling for renewal and modernization would have ever dreamed of a day when Friday prayer would be suspended as has happened in a number of Arab and Islamic countries.  It had been announced from Kuwait to Syria that all group prayer would be suspended and that mosques would only do...

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