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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
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Recently published by the Dār al-Battāna Publication House are two books of the Egyptian thinker and writer Dr. Khālid Muntaṣir.  The two books titled ‘Lakum Salafkum wa Lī Salafī’ (You have your own predecessors and I have mines), and the second book ‘Al-Khitān wa al-ʿUnf ḍid akl-Marʾah (‘Female...
The New York Times reviewed the life story of Doria Shafik [Durriyā Shafīq] who led Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the mid-1940s; she is the founder of a feminist organization, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Shafīq was also the editor-in-chief of two...
Many Egyptians take pride in having Turkish origins. This may be true because Egypt remained under the Ottoman rule for over 7 centuries during which the life of the Egyptians was influenced in all its aspects. In fact, Egypt was conquered by people of many races and nationalities. But it contained...
Many Nubians still speak their language that dates back to ancient times and handed down historically through the generations.
The St Mary of Damshīr Church, located in al-Baṭārikah (the Patriarchs) Street, in old Cairo, is crawling with monumental icons, each having its own story.
On Tuesday, 28 August, the House of Egyptian Architecture at Darb al-Labbāna in Central Cairo organizes a lecture dubbed ‘An Overview of the Ideology and Philosophy of Church Architecture in the Coptic Era’.
Thanks to the Egyptian historian and writer, Muḥammad Shuʿayr’s book entitled “The Making of Najīb Maḥfūz’ Forbidden Novel: ‘Awlād Ḥaritnā’”, that the reader discovers how Najīb Maḥfūz precipitates further controversy about politics, religion, courage and cowardice. The book is the first of a...
It was eight years ago, precisely on October 9, 2011, that the predominantly Coptic crowd, protesting an attack on a church in Aswan, was attacked by unknown assailants. When military and security forces intervened, they turned their ammunition and armored personal carriers (APCs)on the...
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the coming of St. Severus [Sāwīris] the Great, the Patriarch of Antioch, to Egypt.  St. Severus the Great came to Egypt in the fifth century AD to strengthen the believers and their churches during a difficult period of persecution by the Emperor Constantine...
Aḥmad Māhir Street is one of the places that still preserve their old essence and Egyptian features despite the development of time and civilization and the fast pace of life imposed by modernity. 
Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khālid al- ʿAnānī decided to allocate 100 thousand EGP for resuming the restoration work in some sites of the White Monastery[1]. He also decided to move some antiquities that date back to the Pharaonic Period for display in the Sohag National Museum.   [1]...
Rosetta, one of the most famous ancient Egyptian cities, is a port city of the Nile Delta. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 during the French Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign marked the beginning of deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and civilizations. Due to its historical and...
On July 27, in the Coptic Calendar, Epep 20, Egyptian Christians celebrate the martyrdom anniversary of Prince Tadrus al-Shūṭibī. Al-Dustūr dedicates this article for presenting this Coptic saint. 
Al-Dustūr publishes “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book written by Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā that forms the focus of the World Youth Forum of 2018. It seeks to confirm the cohesion of the Egyptian societal fabric in spite of its diversity. The reason behind the selection of the book for the...
Today, Tuesday, Egypt’s Minister of State for Immigration and Expatriates Affairs, Nabīla Makram participated in the tripartite meeting held at the Cypriot presidential residence with Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots Photis Photiou, and Deputy Foreign...
On December 26, and in cooperation with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Center for Coptic Studies hosted a lecture on irrigation in Egypt during Early Christianity era from the 3rd to the 7th centuries AD, at the Sinnārī House in al-Sayīdah Zaynab (el-Sayyeda Zeinab) district of Cairo.
ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm ʿAbd al-Nāṣir said that the deceased leader achieved freedom and social justice and ensured education and health for all citizens without distinction. The revolution he led is "purely humanitarian" as he expressed.

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