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Cornelis Hulsman Drs. and Bishop Thomas of al-Qussia discuss the bishop's Anafora retreat center in an interview published by the Maadi Messenger in 2014 with additional contextual commentary by Cornelis Hulsman.
President of Egypt’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). Dr. Muṣṭafa al-Fiqī, and the Secretary General of the Arab League (Tunisia Office), Dr. ʿAbd al-Laṭīf ʿUbayd, are to launch  the two-day co-organized conference entitled “The Relationships between the Arab Mashreq and Maghreb ... Past, Present and...
The Coptic Orthodox Ecclesiastical Council for Family Affairs has announced that they have started receiving requests concerning marital problems. Applicants can meet members of the Council to discuss issues pertaining to marriage as well as divorce applications. 
On Sunday, Chancellor Nāṣir al-Dahshān, Senior Solicitor-General of the Court of Appeal in Alexandria, Egypt, received a complaint filed against Aḥmad al-ʿArajāwī, a House of Representatives MP for al-Nūr Party, accusing him of rabble-rousing in the country. Attorney Tāriq Maḥmūd, who presented...
Moving to church affairs, some coalitions, assemblies and leagues of supporters of Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Shenouda III sent cables to the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod backing Bishop Mūsá of Youths as new patriarch of Alexandria and the see of Saint Mark. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām...
Some Coptic organizations and activists, in a statement they called the March 30 Declaration, vehemently rejected the 100-member panel and “attempts by certain groups to draft the new Egyptian Constitution alone,” urging the Egyptian Church to immediately announce its position on the panel and...
The Coptic Orthodox Church, in the statement, called on SCAF Chairman Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī to approve a constitution panel that is representative of all Egyptians without discrimination among the citizens of Egypt on religious or ethnic basis. [Rajab Ramadān, Muhammad Abū al-‘...
The Alexandria Millī Council sent a statement on Friday (March 30) to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in which it condemned the mechanisms used to form a constitution-drafting assembly. The Council stressed equality among all Egyptians in rights and duties regardless of religious...
The Azhar apologized for not participating in the constituent assembly and expressed reservations over its “poor” representation in the panel after it decided to withdraw Wāsil from it. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy under Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-...
The scholars said that religious groups “have to return to their barracks”! “It was a vital matter that the Azhar take its representative out of the constitution assembly simply because it is not proper for the stature of the Azhar to participate in a panel marked by domination not partnership and...
In an effort to spread a moderate Islam by protecting and distancing minors from extremist groups and ideas, the Alexandria branch of Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments launched the initiative from inside the Madrasa of the Raḥmān Mosque at Sīdī Bishr, eastern of the north-east coastal city, with the...
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.
Dr. Muḥammad Abū Zayd al- ‘Amīr, General Coordinator of Bayt al-ʿĀʾila ‎ in Egypt and president of the Department of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law and Sharīʿah at al-Azhar University, has said that the board for education of Bayt al-ʿĀʾila ‎is in the process of preparing a school book on...
Doctor Muḥammad Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti of Egypt, has attempted to define the dividing lines in the integrative relationship between religion and the state. In his speech, delivered at a symposium held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Grand Mufti defined the ways in which the Egyptian...
The parliamentary delegation as well as some MPs from Alexandria denied that what happened to the Copts in ‘Āmrīyah should be called "displacement". The delegation stressed the rule of law and justice and expressed respect for all endeavors by citizens to reach a conciliatory deal and end the...
Coptic leaders and church sources welcomed the decisions by the People’s Assembly human rights committee and the ‘urfī (informal) conciliatory panel to have Coptic families forced out of their homes in Sharbāt village, al-‘Āmrīyah, return to their homes.  
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Eight Bedouins residing in the area of King Maryūt, Burj al-'Arab, stormed a building belonging to the Coptic Evangelical church, just one kilometer away from the rest-house of former President Husnī Mubārak, and smashed the fences that are about three meters high.  

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