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Quiet prevailed in the village of Mīt Bashār on Wednesday (February 15) after a heated night of confrontations between security forces and local residents, leaving five anti-riot policemen wounded, over the disappearance of a Coptic girl of the name Rānyā Khalīl Ibrāhīm, who converted to Islam six...
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) held the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and police "entirely responsible" for any loss of life, property or that Copts besieged inside a church in the village of Mīt Bashār in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqia governorate, or the Muslims trying to protect the church...
The al-Zaqāzīq security authorities sent back the girl to her father, who is said to have named himself Khalīl Muhammad Khalīl after he converted to Islam two years ago. Khalīl was the first one to have announced that the church has kidnapped his 14-year-old daughter after she asked her father that...
Saʿīd Ḥasāsīn, member of the House of Representatives, described Copts’ accompaniment of Muslims during the opening of a mosque in the city of al-Zaqāzīq and their contribution of five million EGP as an historic event.
Egyptian MP, Sa`īd Hasāsīn, described the Copts' contribution in the 5-million EGP construction costs of a mosque in Zaqāzīq as ‘historic’.
President of the Association for Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), Īmān Beibars, praised the prompt action of the Education Committee to determine the hijāb obligation complaint submitted by a student in Zaqāziq against the school principal on forcing her to wear the veil.
Official spokesperson of Egypt's police media denied the news published on Friday evening in the Veto newspaper reporting that some elements of the banned terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Organization had fired detonators and thrown fireworks on security forces tasked with securing the churches of Anba...
Squares and streets throughout Egypt were empty, after media outlets talked of calls for protests on November 11. Though many protests for the month of November have been called for since the ruling of President Al-Sisi, this last one, scheduled for the 11, witnessed scattered gatherings in some...
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
Al-Shaykh Hassan Al-Bannā was eager to make himself and the Muslim Brotherhood appear as if they were living on good terms with religious minorities in Egypt. The group tries to confirm that by recalling the attendance of Makram ‘Ubayd at the funeral of Hassan al-Bannā in 1949 to demonstrate the...
This is a comment on an article with a similar title published on April 13 on a blog called “Salamamoussa. Reclaiming Egypt,” named after Salāmah Mūsá (1887-1958). He was a well-known journalist, writer, and advocate of secularism and Arab socialism who was born into a wealthy, land-owning Coptic...
In recent years the tensions between Christians and Muslims in Egypt have increased. In many cases Christians have been victims of violence. Is there any chance that religions can live together peacefully in the land of Nile? This is the question that Cornelis Hulsman sought to answer in his paper...
A number of articles about the different attitudes toward freedom of expression are featured in this issue. Hulsman also comments on articles that discuss Copts withdrawal from Egyptian society, the number of Copts in Egypt and efforts to change the names of places in Cairo from Western names to...
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 great celebration took place on June 1st, in Saint Mary’s Coptic Church in Ma’adi, to commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the coming of the Holy Family to Egypt. The participation of Prime Minister Atef Ebeid and many other ministers, as well as Pope Shenouda III, The Sheikh of Azhar, Dr....
The article gives an overview of three books appeared in 2003. These books are “Upper Egypt, Life along the Nile” edited by Dr. Nicolas Hopkins, “Christian Egypt; Coptic Art and Monuments Through Two Millennia,” by Otto F.A. Meinardus and “Jesus in Egypt; Discovering the Secrets of Christ´s...
The weekly mentions AWR´s work in organizing Holy Family pilgrimages. the purpose of the Holy Family pilgrimages is to create an understanding between different cultures. AWR wants to encourage the visits of expatriates to any of the Holy Family locations because this will greatly enhance their...
A group visit to Holy Family locations at Tel Basta, Bilbeis and Mustorod organized by AWR.
Many Christians believe God reveals Himself through visions to mankind. The Bible is full of this and the apostle Peter says: “And it shall come to pass in the last days… your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” [Acts 2:17]. And thus Orthodox, Pentecostals and other...

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