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Background: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) was founded in 1985 and has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. It is a non-profit NGO and fights for the defence of human rights in Egypt. It investigates, monitors, and reports on human rights violations and defends people's rights...
The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
Bishop Thomas (known as Maurice Shawqī prior to his consecration) was born in 1957 and is the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of al-Qūsīyah and Mīr in Assīūṭ, Egypt. When he first arrived to al-Qūsīyah, Bishop Thomas had big ideas about changes he wanted to make toward raising his...
Coptic activists have expressed fears that terrorist groups in Upper Egypt will frighten and intimidate Copts to prevent them from voting in the referendum on the constitution, particularly in Minya and Asyut.    
Acquittal of 6 students in Asyut accused of joining the Muslim Brotherhood  The Criminal Court in Asyut has acquitted the 6 students for case number 337 of 2015: affiliation with terrorist organisation the Muslim Brotherhood.  (Ahmad ʿAbdū, Mūjaz Masr,15th April 2015)  Read more here - Link...
  Currently, the military is renovating churches in Asyut in the second phase of its renovation plans for churches that were attacked during the pro-Mursi riots in the 14th of August 2013. Worth mentioning is that the historic Mar Jirjis and Saint Traise churches were also attacked but are still...
CAWU Researcher Rene Witteveen met with Mina Magdy, General Coordinator of the Maspero Youth Union on October 10th 2014.
A man named ‘lantern’ finds a buried treasure, and with the money builds a church and extends a priesthood. If only all tales of Coptic Orthodox churches were so adventurous. (Some are.) The village of Qufādah, home of the Virgin Mary and St. Abaskhiroun Church, is about a 30-45 minute drive from...
Husām Armanius, his wife and two daughters were found stabbed to death in New Jersey April 6, 2011, the same way Priest Dā’ud Butrus of Shatb Church was murdered in Asyut.
Al-Dustūr reports on Muslims and Christians celebrating the Virgin Mary Festival
Yūsuf Wahīb comments on monks and monasteries in Egypt and discusses monks’ important role in the country since Roman times.
The autobiography of a former Muslim Brotherhood member has been banned by the Islamic Research Academy. However critics expected that it would be heralded by scholars as a warning against fundamentalism.
The article presents an interview with the fundamentalist cleric Ahmad al-Mahallāwī.
Rashā Lābīb reports about women and Christians participating in the parliament elections.
The following lines provide a resume of the history of the celebration of the Holy Family celebrated annually in the Upper Egyptian village of Jabal al-Tayr. Moreover, the media shed light on the influence of the financial crisis in Egypt on the celebration.
Former AWR intern David Grant reports on the state of Egyptian journalism at the present time; highlighting common themes, problems and dilemnas. He concludes his analysis with a look forward to how the Egyptian print media may develop in the next five years.
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 article discusses the municipal elections for the National Democratic Party, and complaints filed by individuals who did not run.
The Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Youth, Bishop Mūsá expresses his opinions about many issues concerning the Coptic Church, President Husnī Mubārak and the second article of the Constitution.
The following article presents the up to date information received by Arab-West Report from Ra’ed al-Sharqawi.


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