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CAWU Researcher Rene Witteveen met with Mina Magdy, General Coordinator of the Maspero Youth Union on October 10th 2014.
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...
The rebuilding of the church in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh in record time is proof of the honesty of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) intentions.  Muslims embraced the joy of Christians over the new church. Bishop Theodosius, Archbishop of Giza, said that the building became a global...
The visit of the Azhar Shayk Ahmad al-Tayīb and clerics to Sūl village helped appease fitnah between Muslims and Christians as well as the inauguration of the church that had come under assault during sectarian tension. Archpriest Marqus Edward of al-Rusul (Apostles) Monastery in 'Ātfīh, said that...
On Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, churches were filled with sellers of flowers, palm branches and wheat ears.
Rumors had spread about incidents in Sūl village, 'Ātfīh, Helwan governorate, where the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George was burned by a number of Muslim extremists.
'Ātfīh's Muslims and Christians agreed that rebuilding the church is the safest way to appease fitnah. Fitnah was sparked when a group of revolt youths were outraged about 2 of the village's youth who were killed because they wanted to protect their honor [according to other reports, the problem...
Helwan Governor Qadrī Abū-Husayn said the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George, in Sūl village, will be opened soon. Abū-Husayn said the reconstruction of the church cost 2.5 million Egyptian pounds. Archbishop of Giza says the church will welcome worshippers on Sunday (April 16)...
Thousands of Egyptians protested in Tahrīr Square on March 11, 2011 calling for national unity following the demolition of a church in 'Ātfīh by Muslims extremists. Protestors accused the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the State Security Agency of causing the demolition of the church.  
Copts protested in Maspero on March 25, 2011 objecting the ignorance of some of their demands.

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