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Major General Tāreq Nasr, Governor of Minya, opened Thursday the Church of the Two Martyrs (Mar Guirguis and Abu Saifein in the village of Belhāsa, located in the Maghāgha district in north of the Minya Governorate, which was destroyed by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood following the...
On Friday, The Ministry Of Awqāf (religious endowments)transferred the cases of 20 of her employees of its Minya office for investigations.
Background: These interviews revolve around the places that the Holy Family (Jesus and Virgin Mary and their companions) passed by in Egypt. One of these places is known for its miracles throughout the years. Mainly these historical events are documented in an Italian book in the Coptic Church. It...
Due to the pervasive media reporting both inside Egypt and in the international community, the violent incidents of May 31, 2008 at the Abu Fana Monastery is widely viewed as a sectarian confli
The questions were formulated by Judith Bravenboer and Arnold Dekker for a VWO school research project (Lodensteincollege -6VWO) in Amersfoort, The Netherlands) based on information found in primarily Dutch media and an internet search.  They contacted Dr. Willem Jan de Wit who teaches at the...
Report about an Arab-West Report visit to Qufada in the district of Maghagha where we met with Shaykh Hamdi Abd al-Fattah and Father Yo’annis about Customary Reconciliation Sessions in Maghagha.  
Georgetown University PhD candidate Matthew Anderson went in July 2015 with Arab-West Report/Center for Arab-West Understanding to Maghagha were we met with several local people, Christians and Muslims, about the expulsion of an extended Christian family from Kafr Darwish following allegations of...
Customary law, commonly referred to as (ʿUrfī [Urfi] ‎ Law), is a set of rules and procedures used by local arbitrators, for reconciliation and conflict resolution.  Urfi law is resorted to by local communities in mostly non-metropolitan areas where it is held that the judicial system is not an...
Unique study visit to Qufada, Maghagha, Minya where we will meet a local orfi judge who leads reconcilliation sessions and a local priest active in supporting the poor. On the road we will visit some beautiful locations.

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