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Many countries in the world celebrate on the 1st of May,“Labor day”, where millions of institutions and hundreds of millions of workers stop working in many countries and are granted an official vacation.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
The key to encouraging people to respect other’s beliefs is education, believes Dr. Amīn Makram ‘Ubayd. According to him, state schools should promote the brotherhood of all citizens, not the followers of one religion above the others.   An ideal state school system should be non religious, but...
In his speech for the launch of the ENAWU network, Prince Hassan bin Talal discusses the need to develop global commons and to promote citizenship for all. He further explains the need to advance one ethical standard for all and the importance of dialogue between different cultures.
Dr. Kamāl Ibrāhīm encourages Copts to have an effective role in political life and called on the Egyptian government to effectuate citizenship rights and the principles of democracy.
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
Obituary of Otto Meinardus, eminent Coptologist and prolific writer who died at the age of 79 on September 18, 2005.
We continue with the introduction of our board members. This article describes editorial board member Dale Gavlak, her journalistic career, experiences in Egypt and belief in the importance of Arab-West Report.
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