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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. 
In a small village in Kafr al-Sheikh stands an old house that witnessed the drafting of the 1923 constitution, which was the true beginning of the revolution in Egypt's constitutional and parliamentary history. Experts consider the constitution a constitutional ‘wonder’ and described by Saʿd...
The Louvre Museum in Paris holds a fragment of ivory, dating back to the early 7th century, depicting St. Mark enthroned in the foreground and surrounded by his successors as Patriarch assembled together under the Alexandria gateway.  In the background, observing the holy gathering below them, are...
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Amid dense security measures of police and armed forces, al-Gharbia Governorate witnessed a large turnout in several of it cities, whereas the number of voters in the village was not as large. It was reported that judges who were due to supervise the voting arrived late. Noteworthy is the large...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
The fifth Alawi ruler over Egypt, Khedive Ismā’īl is also called the second founder of Modern Egypt after his grandfather Muḥammad ʿAlī who launched Egypt's modernization project that involved building a new army and suggesting a new map for the country.
Egyptian [Christian] professor of History and dean of the Faculty of Art of the Helwan University, Zebeida Attalla [Zubaydā ʿAṭāllah] presented her book Qubtī fī al-ʿAṣr al-Islāmī (‘A Copt In the Islamic Era’), stressing that she used both Muslim and Coptic references to support the historical...
  In an effort to raise public awareness of Asyut’s history and culture, the Governor of the Middle Egyptian city, Eng. Yāsir al-Dusūqī stressed on the importance of domestic tourism and praised the tours organized by the Regional Authority for Tourism Promotion to the historical sites of Asyut.  
Christian denominations exhorted President Muhammad Mursī that school syllabi include all epochs of Egyptian history, including the Coptic one, said Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical church.
The first Egyptian woman to work in costume and scenic design for theatre, Sakina Mohamed Ali [Sakīna Muḥammad ʿAlī], died Tuesday at the age of 85. 
Media anchor Aḥmad Mūsā said that the Crescent and the Cross, standing side by side in the St. Catherine Monastery is unparalleled in the world. 
Prior to the inauguration of the first Egyptian parliament on March 15, 1924, a young girl named Mounira Thabet [Munīra Thābit] protested against the deprivation of women from casting their votes in the parliamentary elections, demanding the right of women to participate. The demand of Thābit was...
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
In his novel ‘Al-Safīnah al-Ḥamrāʾ, min Bayrūt ilā al-Bahāʾiyīn’ (The Red Ship: From Beirut To The Baha'is’, the Egyptian novelist, Samīr Zakī, deals with a sensitive and thorny theme in some countries in the Arab region, namely, the Baha'i faith. 
“A detailed life of Jesus,” a book that has appeared in many Coptic Orthodox book stores,  caused much controversies as it contains a variety of falsities about the life of Jesus Christ, including a kiss from Virgin Mary to Jesus.
Today, Saturday, a delegation from the Egyptian General Tourist Guides Syndicate (EGTGS) has visited the Catholic Holy Family Church at Maṭariya, Cairo, in order to learn about the history of its foundation, its spiritual and historical significance, in particular in connection with the Holy Family...

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