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Al-Nūr Mosque in the al-'Abasīyah district in Cairo has witnessed unrest in recent weeks. The land on which the mosque was built was originally given to al-Hidāyah al-Islāmīyah Society, headed by Shaykh Hāfiz Salāmah. Its followers prevented the mosque preacher, Shaykh Ahmad Turk, from ascending...
 A conference on the “Role of the universities, NGOs, the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the media, in preserving Coptic antiquities during the period from 1976 to 2009” was recently held in Cairo. The conference was organized by the Italian Institute for antiquities and restoration in...
The article highlights the controversial judgment of second marriage for Copts.  In his lecture in the Orthodox Coptic Cultural Center, Dr. Jawdat Jabrah, professor of Coptic studies in Claymont University, California, calls for the establishment of an independent Coptic department in the Egyptian...
As the Coptic Museum in Cairo turns 100 years old, this article reflects on the museum’s history, collections, and features. It also highlights the museum’s centenary celebration, which was attended by Grand Mufti ‘Alī Jum‘ah, as well as Egyptian actor ‘Umar al-Sharīf. In addition, the article also...
Dr. Mukhtār al-Kasbānī confirmed the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ intentions to display the Gospel of Judas at the Museum of Civilization. Several Copts expressed anger and disapproval. Al-Kasbānī responded, saying that he understands their concern, but that the Gospel needs to be displayed for...
This article discusses the third annual Coptic Studies Symposium at the University of Toronto (U of T), and its importance. 
This article discusses the appropriateness of Egyptian knowledge concerning Israeli arts and culture. It is argued that it is important for Egypt to be a part of the global culture, and so have a vast understanding of the world around them. This includes Israel, although many in Egypt consider...
This article describes the many changes and restorations made to the Anba Antonious Monastery in Sinai. The recent restorations have been in multiple phases over the past 10 years. There also have been recent archaeological finds in the vicinity, including Monk's cells and ancient Coptic writing....
The story of Dayr al-Maymoun, 50kms south of Cairo where St Anthony sowed the seeds of monasticism.
Tariq ‘Abbās pessimistically discusses the loss of Egyptian antiquities. ‘Abbās adds that there have been 16,600 robberies of Egyptian antiquities in the ten year period of 1993 to 2003. He called for holding the Higher Council of Antiquities accountable for the honest scientific registration of...

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