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The report of the committee headed by Dr. Jamāl al-‘Utayfī on the al-Khankah sectarian events in 1972 is excellent. Many of its recommendations, have however, not been followed up thoroughly with the consequence that many of the factors that played a role in the tensions in 1972 still play a role...
Text of a lecture for students and professors of different faculties at the University of Copenhagen, November 3, 2004, about plans to establish the Center for Arab-West Understanding in Cairo, Egypt. The text explains that intercultural tensions do exist but can be combated with good information.
A description of the history of the conflicts around the development of the convent of Patmos on the Cairo-Suez road. This text was written in May 2003 and presented to the Egyptian press center in the hope to get a response from Egyptian authorities. This response has not come.
Christianity Today published a long article by Cornelis Hulsman about H.H. Pope Shenouda and Father Matta el-Meskeen, two major reformers in the contemporary Coptic Orthodox Church. The article is presented in this issue of the RNSAW with permission of Christianity Today. You will find here...
Report about a visit to the location of the church-to-be in Al-Ubur City. A practically empty spot of land in a desert which is designated for building was found. The location had not been ’stormed’ by police and no people had been arrested as the US Copts Association had claimed. Photographs of...
News often gets reported without checking the facts. This is what WorldNetDaily.com did when it reported about the press release of the US Copts Association. Press releases such as this one create confusion and make Copts in the US grow apart from Copts in Egypt. Some activists in the US believe...
The press release of the US Copts Association gives a distorted picture of the events around the church in al-Ubur City. The RNSAW asked Coptic Orthodox Bishop Marcos of Shubra Al-Kheima, to whose diocese Medinet Al-Ubur or Al-Ubur City belongs, for information about the events.
The November 23 article of Al-Musawwar, "Is the West still Dar Kufr," resulted four days later (November 28) in a campaign by the US Copts Association against the use of the word kuffar for Christians. The association claims that calling someone a ’kafir’ [’kafir’ is the singular of ’kufar’] is a...
During the demonstrations against al-Nabaa in the cathedral, the police held about 36 boys, of whom three were kept for 35 days. It is remarkable that the president of the US Copts Association started a campaign to free them AFTER they had been released. He also claimed that the arrested youths...
Cornelis Hulsman called Bishop Marcos on March 28 with additional questions, prepared by Dale Gavlak and him, after they had read through the transcripts of the interviews with the governor and the bishop.

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