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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.
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 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...
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...
 Al-Watan reported that Coptic activists complained that despite a large turnout to cast their ballots on the second phase of the Constitutional referendum, Egyptian Christians, particularly in Upper Egypt, have been prevented from reaching their polling stations. In Mahallat Dīyāy of al-Dusūq...
Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) issued a statement in North Sinai Governorate, warning cigarette sellers not to sell drugs and cigarettes. The statement continues that this is the first and last warning. If sellers did not stop, the group will apply the sharī’ah...
Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl’s beat-about-the-bush remarks that there were no forced evictions of some families in Rafah and that only one family preferred to relocate to another area would never be bought by a KG-1 child.
Bishop Quzmān of North Sinai said President Muhammad Mursī, during his recent meetings with the evicted Coptic families that returned to their homes in Rafah, has pledged to protect Copts.
Priest Yūsuf Subhī of the Mār Jirgis Church in Rafah, which was devastated during the incidents of the January 25, 2011 revolution, said after sessions were held with the tribal chiefs and security officials, the first mass service will be held inside the church on Sunday (October 7).
There have been several incidents of Coptic Christian voters, including entire villages with a majority Coptic population, being prevented from voting. A number of observatory organizations and independent NGOs observing the polling station reported that campaigners were orchestrated all around the...
The papal nominations committee under Bishop Pachomius starts meetings today (October 5) at the Anba Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, where the body of Pope Shenouda III was laid to rest.
Secretary of al-Nūr Party for Monufia governorate, Usāmah ‘Abd al-Munsif, confirmed his party’s support for citizenship rights for all citizens, including Egyptian Copts.
19 lawyers from Al-Qalīūbīa governorate yesterday presented a communiqué accusing Dr ‘Essām Al-‘Aryān, Vice President of the Freedom and Justice Party, of stirring confusion and disturbance and of incitement to the killing of peaceful protestors outside the Presidential Palace. Investigations are...
 Al-Sabāh reported that Pope Tawadros finished his seclusion at Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn (it is known that patriarchs do that in hard times). 

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