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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...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, stressed that his visit to the United States has nothing to do with the visit of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, which is being arranged. The pope also pointed out that his visit is already pre-determined since last year and it...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, the Patriarch of Alexandria, said that his current pastoral visit to the United States is not related to the upcoming visit of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to New York to attend the meetings of the General Assembly of the United Nations, noting that the program of the pastoral...
Archbishop Makāriyyūs, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Minya, sent a memorandum to the Presidency concerning the crisis of the Copts in the villages of "‘Izbat Sulṭān" and "Dimshāw Hāshim". In his note to President al-Sīsī, Anba Makāriyyūs said: "On behalf of the Copts of the two villages,...
Dr. Munīr Dawud, head of the American Coptic association and the Head of the International Christian Union, stated that the nomination of al- Sīsī for presidency is a pleasant piece of news to all Egyptians inside and outside Egypt.  He added that he sees that al- Sīsī is the man of the coming...
Many wars are fought within the American society and the new media is its main weapon, especially the social networking sites. Trump masters the use of such weapon, for he is well trained on using it since his presentation of a widely popular live show for job applicants called “The Apprentice”....
Associated Press reported that the New York police are spying on mosques in cooperation with the CIA. ‘Ajīla Rahman, one of the most prominent activists in the “Nation of Islam” movement, told the Associated Press that a case like this should not be taken lightly, because if this concerned any...
In a lecture given at the Islamic Center of New York, Advisor to the Mufti, Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm condemned ISIS’s actions of displacing Christians in Iraq, forcing them to convert to Islam, and having them pay jizyah.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is examining a new body bringing together the Cairo Bishops under the name of the ‘Cairo Bishop Council’ that would follow Pope Tawadros, according to anonymous Church sources. 
The Fifth Conference on Coptic Assimilation ended yesterday in WashingtonD.C., headed by Magdī Khalīl, writer, analyst, and member of the board of directors of the Organization of Coptic Assimilation. The conference aimed to address the situation for minorities in societies worldwide, but in...
Mufti Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām delegated Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm as his representative to take part in the Islam Awareness Week in New York (Author not mentioned, al- Ahrām, Feb. 4). Read original text in Arabic. 
In response to the approval of American churches to allow homosexuals to get married, Rev. Dr Safwat al-Bayādi, head of the Coptic Evangelical Community Council, has sent a letter to the Arabic Evangelical churches in the US opposing the decision of the American Evangelical churches and calling to...
Majdī Khalīl, spokesman of the Coptic Solidarity Association, said that the organization will convene a conference on June 26- 27 about the Eastern Christians.   
Pope Tawadros gave a televised speech on Coptic channels in which he discussed several matters particularly that of divorce and marriage
A high-level church source revealed the details of a stormy session that took place in the Holy Synod, over 5 hours, headed by of Pope Tawadros. 
The Coptic Orthodox Church has called for positive participation in the presidential elections.  Bishop Mūsá, Bishop of Youth, has stated that taking part in the elections is voting for Egypt.
In his speech, during the inauguration of St. Helena and St. Anasimone Church of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York in Queens, Pope Tawāḍrūs II stated that Egypt has a great history dating back to thousands of years, pointing out that there are strong indications of improvement of its...
Several British banks have frozen over 300 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s bank accounts.
There is an ongoing crisis for Christians in Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, forcing them to leave their homes and cities. 

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