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*/ A reverend was assaulted in his church office in Abū al-Maṭāmīr, Beheira, following demands from a local man for money.  
Drs. Hulsman’s report discusses the state of past and present relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. The paper opens by giving information about Pope Shenouda III and the most important incidents that have taken place during his reign. The second half of the paper then looks at specific...
Archpriest Father Athanasius Butrus of Mar Girgis Church in Manshīyat al-Sadr district, Cairo, recalls his memories of Ramaḍān.
Nabīl Louqā Bibāwī, a Christian member of the Shura Council and professor of Criminal Law, said Wafā’ Costantine’s conversion to Islam and return to Christianity has taken place through the tolerant precept of Islam that suggests “fending off harms is of priority to bringing about gains.” That...
The first international Muslim-Christian dialogue conference opened Tuesday in Cairo. The Grand Imam of the Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria opened the conference, organized by Saudi national Islamic institutions and the Middle East Council of Churches.
On December 6, four newspapers reported about the rally of dozes of Coptic youth at the St. Mark Cathedral in protest of what they called ?the absence of a Coptic priest’s wife? who was forced to convert Islām. Wafaa Costantine, the wife, belongs to the town of Abū al-Matameer in the Delta...
The Abu Al-Matameer issue caused a commotion in Egypt and brought Muslims and Christians to fanatically favor their own faiths, opening the door for myriad questions that must be answered transparently by the society so as to avoid eruption of Muslim-Christian sedition.
Last week’s editorial discussed at length the explosion of the pent-up anger of the Copts in Assiut, Upper Egypt, at their continued suffering from grievances long shelved by the authorities. I wrote that Assiut was no exception among Egypt’s Coptic communities. The week's events unexpectedly...
The author argues that globalization has opened Egypt’s borders to international interference in her domestic affairs.
Legal battles between Shaykh Yousuf al-Badrī and human rights activists continue over the case of the priest’s wife, Wafā’ Costantine, who converted to Islam.
In his December 22, 2004 sermon at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsiya, Pope Shenouda III said he went into seclusion in order to serve Copts and help solve their problems.
This report explains the escalations following the alleged conversion of a priest’s wife to Islam. Much background is given to the cultural context that explain why such an issue is so sensitive in Egypt. The report also shows that several of the organizers of the demonstration in Cairo have done...
Several journalists consulted AWR for information about issues such as alleged conversions.
Before I talk about the advising sessions held for those who wish to convert to Islam, I would like to tell a story that may help explain the importance of such sessions to the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Archpriest Zakarīyā Butrus is in a kind of alliance with the shaykhs and leaders of the extremist camp, whose fatwas have been causing a commotion for more than three decades.
Christmas comes this year as we lick the wounds of 2004, and look forward to a new year that would bring in peace, calm, and stability.
Pope Shenouda asked married priests whose wives work in governmental organizations or private sector companies to prevent their wives from working and to limit their movement outside the home.
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