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On Saturday 30th June, the Summer School Group visited the Salam Medical Centre in Qanatir. The Salam Medical Centre is a living example of how Muslim-Christian cooperation can function to help the wider community and create peacebuilding opportunities. Students enjoyed a talk and a guided tour at...
On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
The 1st Women’s Empowerment Forum was opened in Egypt’s Public Library in presence of al-Isma’līa Governor Hamdī ‘Othmān along with a large group of MPs, secretaries of ministries and executive leaders in al-Isma’līa governorate.   
The Times published a report by its correspondent Richard Spencer, in which he spoke about Egypt's interest in rebuilding its relations with Jews. The report, translated by ʿArabī 21, indicates that up until 2010 Egyptian and Jews had been secretly celebrating the Jewish New Year (Rūsh Ḥashānā)...
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 ancient monastery of St. Mina is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, especially after it was registered in the UNESCO as one of the most important archaeological sites of Alexandria. This archaeological area is located in the city of Burj al-ʿArab, west of Alexandria,...
The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
A Copt attempted to attack Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II during his weekly sermon on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyyah. The attacker, ‘Adil Līyūn Wahīb, attempted to reach the place the Pope is staying. People panicked, but the security guards succeeded in...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has announced his plans to form a council to facilitate divorce and remarriage by the end of April. The plan includes various procedures such as providing easy access to legal and social workers, clerical councils to help the families, the introduction of the...
A father accused his son, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, of conspiring with others in the organization to bomb the Father Church and the Physical Education Faculty for women in Alexandria (Nashwá Fārūq, al-Shurūq, Dec. 5, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic. 
In order to shed a light on Coptic pilgrimage places, this article introduces forgotten Coptic historical sites. One of the most important historical churches is in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqiyah Governorate, and goes by the name al-Qiddīs Yūsuf al-Najjār Church (Saint Joseph the Carpenter). 
The Azhar body strongly condemned the clashes that erupted around the al-Qāꞌid Ibrāhīm Mosque in Alexandria leading to llines of riot police cordoning off the mosque. According to al-Misrīyūn report, protesters against the upcoming Constitutional plebiscite besieged the Mosque. Grand Shaykh Dr....
The Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl, head of the Middle East Freedom Forum in Washington, USA, stated that a six-thousand-eight-hundred-kilo weapon shipment coming from Qatar arrived last Sunday, December 16, at the Red Sea port of Suez.  The shipment bill, according to Kh’Alīl was addressed to...
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...
The St. George Church [ Mār Jirjis al-Shahīd], the first and oldest in Alexandria, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first mass held there in 1959. This year, the Church is holding a major celebration on this occasion. The celebrations comprise many programmes and competitions for all ages...
A teacher in Salāmūn al-Qumāsh Secondary School in al-Mansūrah Township attacked and beat a student after the latter chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide.  
In Tantā, on December 27, 2012, an Islamist attacked a Christian woman and beat her with a stick on her back, calling her an “infidel” for not wearing a hijāb and wearing makeup.  The victim’s name is Marsa. After Marsa finished her work in the University’s Hospital, a bearded man wearing a white...
Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.
In its edition on Saturday, December 22, Al-Misrīyūn newspaper reported that Imbābah district of Giza Governorate experienced a large turnout of Christians who queued to cast their ballots on the second stage of the constitutional plebiscite. 
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...

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