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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
Christianity and Islam were the main focus of interreligious dialogue in the summer school. Not all participants, however, were adherents of those two religions. Some participants identified as being atheist, agnostic, or spiritualist. Two participants that identified as spiritualist presented...
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Washington-based Jewish organization that publishes free translations into English from media content in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu and Dari as well as free analytical reports, simply controls the media content read by large sectors of the...
A World Net Daily (WND) report alleging that a ring U.S. President Barack Obama wears on his left hand includes the Islamic and Arabic phrase, “There is no God but Allah,” has been making its way across social media and the blogosphere. The article cites an Obama critic and an Islamic scholar as...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the 55-year-old producer of the anti-Islam film, appears before the federal court in the United States on Monday (October 8) on charges of violating conditions of parole in a banking swindle case.
Mursī, during his meeting with the Egyptian community in the United States while attending the UN General Assembly meetings in New York, had denied there are sectarian problems in Egypt. 
Priest Philopater Jamīl of the Virgin Mary Church in ‘Izbit al-Nakhl area, northern Cairo, did a hatchet job on the regime of President Muhammad Mursī and accused him and the Muslim Brotherhood over a channel relaying from the United States of involvement in a bombing attack that targeted the Two...
Middle East Online Website published an article on August 24 entitled “Egypt’s Morsi scraps preventive detention for publishing crimes” by Dominique Soguel. Below is the original text of the article: Egyptian newspaper editor Islam Afifi was freed after a few hours in custody on Thursday, a...
Church sources said that the Copts living in the United States of America refuse all attempts made to intervene in internal Egyptian affairs, in particular under the pretext of protecting them from alleged persecutions. 
Shaykh Ahmad al-Mahallāwī, an Islamic preacher who was in prison during late President Anwar al-Sādāt's time, lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and accused her of driving a wedge between Muslims and Copts. He made the remarks after Clinton’s statements that the United States...
Churches in Egypt criticized the Religious Freedom Report that was issued by the US State Department and recommended that the military assistance in Egypt be tied to the protection of Copts and minorities.
The satirist Bill Maher, leader of Detractors against Islam and its Prophet Muhammad, went too far with his sarcasm in his weekly show “Real Time With Bill”, in which he stated that the Qu’ran simply describes culture from the Middle Ages. 
Bishop Rafael, the secretary of the Holy Synod travels today to the US to prepare the forthcoming visit of Pope Tawadros to the US, planned at the end of September. 
In an article in al-Dustūr, unnamed security sources stated that the April 6 movement is not a revolutionary movement, but rather, a movement made up of spies and traitors, which was established during Mubarak's time with American State Department funding.
Christians around the world celebrated Easter at the same time. Pope Francis, Holy See, Vatican, has prayed for peace initiatives in Ukraine, Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Venezuela.
Ambassador Mirvat Tillāwī, Head of the National Council for Women, stated that during her participation in the population and development conference that was recently held in New York, she felt a regression against women’s rights. She added that this is not only in Islamic countries, but added that...
The U.S. State Department decided to list the “Ansār al- Quds” group on the list of international terrorist organizations. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry welcomed the U.S. move. A statement issued by the U.S. State Department spokesman explained that the attacks of this organization targeted...
On Thursday April 10, a forum met in the Federal Court in New York to discuss the situation of the Copts in Egypt and their protection within Egypt. It is alleged that their rights and freedoms were violated during the revolutionary events.  

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