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Extremists have ordered that no strangers from outside the village enter the Virgin church in ‘Aqalīat, Aswan in order to celebrate the feast of Virgin Mary.
The grand imām, Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, al- Azhar Shaykh, has met with the two tribes of Aswan (Banī Hilāl and al-Dabūdiyah) in the Azhar.
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, the vice president of the Salafī Call in a visit to members of the Nūr Party and the Salafī Call in Aswan, called upon them to take along their relatives and give a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum. He added that the draft constitution protects Islamic identity and refers to Islamic...
 On Sunday the governor of Aswan, Mustafā Yusrī, announced that people from all parts of Aswanian society have flocked to the Church to wish Coptic Christians a happy Easter, an indication of the brotherly love between citizens. He himself also wished them a happy Easter and assured them that there...
I saw the expression 'Coptic Invaders’ written on a sign lifted by a protestor in a demonstration in Aswan, September 2011, when ignorant extremists burned down the Church of al-Mārīnāb Bidfū. I approached the man holding the sign and told him "Listen my friend, your free in your choice to be evil...
The first group of international human rights trainers graduate in Aswan An international human rights organization (T.O.T) in Aswan has graduated its first group of students. Participants in the program worked in workshops aimed at developing communication and presentation skills, as well as...
The composition of the committee to rewrite Egypt’s constitution was deliberately designed to include the diversity of Egyptian society. According to the representative of the Nubian community, Hajāj Udūl, in the case of his people this was a deliberate break from the past.
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) has published a report on the sectarian violence that occurred in Egypt throughout 2011. The report, released in Arabic and English, focuses on sectarian violence against Copts, particularly after the 25th of January 2011. It is based on documentation by Egyptian and...
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
Idfū Court has sentenced Archpriest Makarious Būlus ‘Awad, Priest of al-Marīnab church in Aswan governorate, to prison for six months and a fine of EgP 300. He was convicted of illegally increasing the height of the church building, violating the permit of the church. [Al-Misrīyūn, March 6, 2012]  
Azhar's Grand Shaykh, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, condemned the attack on Saint George's Church in Aswan and called on elders in the Upper Egyptian governorate to unite and fight fitnah that poses a threat to Muslim-Christian relations. Read original text in Arabic
استنكر الإمام الأكبر الدكتور أحمد الطيب شيخ الأزهر أحداث الفتنة الطائفية في أسوان وطالب العقلاء من أبناء الأمة المصرية الواحدة بأن يتمسكوا بوحدتهم الوطنية وأخوتهم المصرية وأن يحبطوا الخطط الجهنمية التي تتربص بوحدة المسلمين والأقباط وتحاول زرع الفتن بين أبناء الشعب الواحد، خدمة لمخططات أعداء مصر...
The town of al-Najājrah, in the governorate of Aswan, experienced a sectarian crisis following a brawl between a number of Copts and Muslims because of neighborhood disputes. They threw stones at each other which resulted in two people being injured. Prosecutors are still looking into the case. [...
The Free Egyptians Party is poised to compete the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in the parliamentary elections, now that most of its members are Muslims," said  Najīb Sawirus, a Coptic businessman and the founder of the Free Egyptians Party. During a meeting held April 7, 2011 in...
In Aswan, Father Tadrous, Priest of St. Mary's church assured that everyone welcomes the return of he police. He is calling people to participate in the referendum, assuring that the church supports preserving the second article in the constitution.  
The author reviews the life of Nus’hī ‘Abd al-Shahīd who started and fostered an organization for the translation and study of the writings of the fathers and theology.
The article describes the events of the first Coptic Studies Symposium that was recently held at the University of Toronto.
Drs. Hulsman and Dr. Burslem provide a detailed report on Muslim-Christian relations based on a review of Dr. Hugh Goddard’s book, commenting on a number of issues including Western perceptions, mis-interpretations, and examples of recent incidents involving Muslims and Christians.
The author of the article provides a randomized review of Dr. Yūsuf Zaydān’s novel ‘‘Azazīl.’ He does not follow the narrative of the novel as much as illuminate the points he wanted to stress: the unpredictable consequences religious fundamentalism can lead to as one should be reasonable and...
The article discusses the municipal elections for the National Democratic Party, and complaints filed by individuals who did not run.

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