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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...
Dr. Salah Hasab Allah, head of the Egyptian Freedom Party and Secretary of the Parliamentary Values Committee, announced that the Committee of the Egyptian Freedom Party in the USA, headed by Nash'at Zanfil, will be in the forefront of Egypt's future during the President's visit to America tomorrow...
President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī’s visit to Washington D.C. this Tuesday comes on the eve of two important events: the upcoming parliamentary vote on constitutional amendments in Egypt and the release of the White House report on the “Deal of the Century” expected in early May.
Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
During its 66th anniversary Tuesday (November 13) in Washington, the Middle East Institute is offering its MEI Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership to Najīb Sawirus, the executive chairman of the Orascom Group and the founder of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, which promotes democratic...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III sent a congratulatory cable to Prime Minister Kamāl al-Janzūrī in which he expressed good wishes for him in his mission as head of a salvation government. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Dec. 9, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The political and media controversy over the accusation of US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar anti-Semitism has not stopped.  The Muslim Congresswoman is still under intense pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in Washington for her criticism of Israeli occupation policies, including the violation of...
U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing concerns and raising a number of questions regarding the...
The authorities in Belgium raised security alert in the country, as well as in other European countries to take similar steps, as angry reactions are expected to follow the broadcast of the new movie offending Islam.
While the leader of the Salafi Jihadism Movement calls on boycotting the draft constitution as it places the sovereignty of people above God, Faysal 'Abd al-Rā'ūf, the Imām of the largest mosque in the United States of America, wrote in his article in Newsweek Magazine on December 1st that Muhammad...
All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-ʿAbbāssīya to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawāḍrūs II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March, to be...
Egyptian business magnate Najīb Sawirus said Copts, who resemble the Red Indians of America, are suffering persecution and discrimination, adding the new government in Egypt has picked only one Christian minister out of 48 Muslim ministers. [Rihāb ‘Abd Illah, al-Yawm al-Sābi’, Nov. 16, p. 1] Read...
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...

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