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  Dozens of Salafists and members of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) staged on Sunday (October 28) mass protests against ‘Id al-Adhá celebrations held on a main road overlooking the River Nile in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Menya, where more than 2,000 Muslim and Christian...
Clashes between Muslims and Copts erupted in the area of ‘Izbit Marco, al-Fashn town in Beni Suef governorate broke out after Christians from neighboring cities entered a church there for prayers.
Copts in the village of Abū Shūshah, Abū Tisht township, Qena governorate, appealed to Governor ‘Ādil Labīb and Interior Minister Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn to sanction the resumption of works to refurbish the Anba Antonius Church by virtue of relevant official liceses dated January 8, 2012.
In an attempt to appease the tense atmosphere in the village of Banī Hassan al-Ashrāf, al-Minya governorate, a 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session was held in coordination with security agencies to settle sectarian unrest between two Coptic and Muslim families. [Teresa Kamāl and 'Alā' Sarhān,...
Dr. Sha’bān ‘Abd al-‘Alīm, Secretary of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in Beni Suef, said Article 2 of the Constitution was the most controversial simply because the mass media depicted to citizens that the Salafists came just to implement the sharī’ah that Bishop Bula gave candies in expression...
Calm was restored to the city of ‘Isnā, southern Luxor governorate, where sectarian troubles took place after differences between Copts and Muslims over a plot of land belonging to the Virgin Mary Church for years.
 The leader of gang kidnapping Copts and ask for huge ransoms later in return for their release in Naja’ Hammādī, in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena, a few days after news reports about the kidnapping of 32 Christian local residents were published.
It is a private and noble initiative undertaken by a young Coptic man and a Muslim girl. They roam in the Upper Egyptian villages to educate children on loving and accepting the other [different], and on the coexistence among the different religions. 
  In al-Ahrām, Usāmah Siddīq writes about the Coptic celebrations in Virgin Mary Monastery in Asyut govenrorate marking the anniversary of the visit of the holy family after they fled Palestine. The celebrations, lasting for fifteen days (from the 7th to the 22nd of August) consist of different...
  In Rose al-Yūsuf, ‘Alā’ al-Hīnī writes about a case in al-Minya governorate where security services have succeeded in ending a sectarian conflict by holding a reconciliatory meeting between Muslims and Christians in the village of Dār al-Barshā. This meeting came after an outbreak of violence...
Calm was restored at Dayr al-Birshā village of Mallawī Township, al-Minya governorate after security forces pacified a Muslim-Christian fitnah that had sparked there. The fitnah was flamed by an argument between two members of the family of ‘Abd al-Qādir and the family of Abū ‘Azīz that then...
With the endorsement of the Grand Imām Ahmad al-Tayyib Shaykh of the Azhar, a new branch of ‘Bayt al-‘Ailah (a body related to the Azhar comprised of Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars), was inaugurated in the governorate of Sohag by several officials, among them Dr. ‘Abbās Shūmān, Deputy of...
Security Forces in Asyut have found a letter addressed to the office of the Muslim Brotherhood in Qena. 
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
Bishop Dimitrius of Mallawī and al-Ashmūnīn, al-Minya Governorate, has called on Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch not to permit the candidacy of Bishops for the position of patriarch and to restrict the candidacies to monks “so that spiritual and church laws not be broken.”
  Security agencies in Qena governorate, with follow-up efforts by Governor Maj. General ‘Ādil Labīb, contained a sectarian fitnah in Naqādah area between Muslims and Christians.
The Copts in Diljā have held the first Sunday mass after the army and police forces entered the village. This was held in the Monastery of Virgin Mary and Bishop Abram that was burnt in the presence of security forces (Islām Fahmī and Khadīgā al-‘Adlī, al-Watan, Sept. 23, p. 3). Read original text...
The Egyptian Council for Human Rights has denounced the attacks and violations against some citizens in Upper Egypt as well as al-Minya Governorate, due to their adherence to the Christianity. The council made a formal statement that there is a methodological targeting of Christians due to their...
Security sources said that the National Security sector in Qena, southern Egypt, seized one of the terrorist elements before executing the plan to blow up a church in the center of Nag Hammadi [Najʿ Ḥamādī] on the Coptic Palm Sunday. 
Muslims of the village of Abū Diyāb have liberated a Copt, Abanub Samīr, who had been kidnapped by four thugs.   

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