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Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
Upon instructions from Pope Tūwadrus II, HG Anba Julius (General Bishop of Old Cairo Churches) paid a pastoral visit to the UAE churches for checking up on the people of the Coptic Orthodox Church, their priests and their servants in the UAE.  
The celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as of the Journey of the Holy Family to Egypt, held in the Cultural Center of Kafr al-Sheikh, led to a discussion between the Hegumen Buṭrus Basṭawrūs, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta, and students from a preparatory...
Albair Sābir ‘Ayyād, a 27-year-old Christian young man who is under investigative custody on charges he disdained religions, dismissed the accusations and said what he spoke about on his social media networking websites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages already exist in comparative theology and...
The Community Egypt (Tc Egypt), an evangelical organization to serve the community, organizes a dialogue platform entitled “The Differences in Interpreting the Bible” on Saturday, April 14 in New Cairo.
A celebration was held today for the launch of a book entitled ‘Al-Tafsīr al-ʿArabī lī al-Kitāb al-Muqqadas’ (Arabic Interpretation of the Holy Bible).  On that occasion, Egypt’s former Minister of Culture and writer, Ḥilmī al-Namnam said that the unawareness of the others and their culture is a...
Following what was written about the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of the St. Makarius Monastery on one hand, and what is happening in the corridors of that monastery on the other, some important remarks can be made, although there are to now no official information disclosed: 
Father Hānī Bākhūm, spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church, stated that the decision taken by Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican on the abolition of the death penalty[1] from the Catechism of the Catholic Church reflects a doctrinal development and a...
The women's committee of al-Wafd party has visited the Coptic Catholic Theological Seminaryin Maʿādi on Saturday, as part of the journey of the track of the Holy Family in Egypt under the slogan "Egypt of Love". The delegation was received by Father Bīshūy Rasmī, director of the Coptic Catholic...
Eildert Mulder takes issue with Janneke Stegeman’s claim of “the myth of religiously motivated violence.” Of course, there is more than only religiously motivated violence, but Islamic extremists have demonstrated that Islamic inspired violence exists, however much this is despised by the great...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman, a Dutch Protestant Christian theologian and researcher in the Old Testament, religion, conflict and peacebuilding, believes ecumenism between Christians, Muslims and Jews should be seriously considered. Stegeman’s arguments are given and so is the critique on her arguments by...
Editor AWR: Matthew Anderson was ordained in 2005 as priest in the Anglican Church in the USA, taught at the School of Alexandria and served the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Egypt between 2009 and 2011. Upon return to the USA he continued with a PhD study on blasphemy in Islam at Georgetown...
The Coptic Orthodox Ecclesiastical Council for Family Affairs has announced that they have started receiving requests concerning marital problems. Applicants can meet members of the Council to discuss issues pertaining to marriage as well as divorce applications. 
 Nārīmān Fawzī begins this article by recalling a horrific scene that took place inside a monastary in Egypt. On July 29, an unprecedented and heinous murder occurred in the St. Makarius the Great Monastery or best known as Deir Anba Maqār in al-Bihīra. Here, the local abbot, Bishop Epiphaniyūs,...
In this week’s column, Rev. Fr. Anjilūs Jirjis of the Coptic Orthodox Diocesan Church of Port-Said highlights the history of monasticism and the tragic death of Bishop Ipiphāniyūs inside his monastery In one of the many episodes of the persecution of the Copts, Pope Cosmas II hid in a small village...
When referring to a journey to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Egyptian Christians speak of ‘pilgrimage’. Today, with the influx of Christians (from all over the world) visiting the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the term ‘pilgrimage’ needs to be redefined, according to Coptic theologians. 
On Monday, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria, awarded Nādiya ʿAbdu, Governess of Beheira [al-Biḥayrah], with a Coptic shield at the occasion of the inauguration of two churches, St. Makārīyūs al-Sakandarī and the Three Macarius Saints church, at St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-...
The Coptic language is the last development stage of the spoken Egyptian language. Scholars believe that the Coptic language directly derives from the late Egyptian language, which was spoken in the 16th century.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, visited St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-Qilālī in Beheira, where he held a Mass. This was the Pope’s first visit to the monastery after its recognition by the Holy Synod in June 2014.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, signed the document of his visit to St. Makārīūs al-Sakandarī Monastery at Mount al-Qilālī in Beheira [al-Biḥayrah].

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