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Background: The People’s Assembly and Shūrā Council (Senate) were elected through an electoral system of single member plurality under Ḥusnī Mubārak’s regime. The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) always ensured a super-majority by means of fraud, ballot stuffing, intimidation, and lack of...
Background: Ḥizb al-Waṭanī al-Dimuqrāṭī (The National Democratic Party (NDP)) was the ruling party of the Egyptian parliament since 1978 until 2011, when it dissolved as a result of the Egyptian Revolution. During the 1995 elections, the NDP held almost all the seats of the parliament, and mostly...
Pope Tawadros announced that he will postpone his weekly sermon next week (8th of January) as he will be present in the Monastery of Saint Bishoy in Wadī al- Natrūn in the aftermath of the Christmas celebrations (Abd al- Wahhāb Sha’bān, al- Wafd, Jan. 3, p. 16).
  (October 30, 2014) Since its inception on the tarmac facing the Maspero State Television building in Downtown Cairo, the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) has been a driving movement, organizing protests that at times have included thousands of Coptic Christians. Before its establishment three and a half...
The Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine initially wanted to interview a Catholic Christian family in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minia about their preparations for Christmas in November 2013. Tensions were still running deep in Egypt after extremists had destroyed tens of churches in Egypt,...
Since January 2014 I am the Editor of the Maadi Messenger in Cairo Egypt. The Maadi Messenger is distributed to 4000 people, mainly expatriates, in Cairo. One of my first articles for the Maadi Messenger was about Christians in Shubra, see: http://www.maadimessenger.com/
In Egypt, sectarian conflict can be dizzying. When news breaks it explodes – Muslim mobs, churches burned, priests attacked. When the news crests it collapses – Muslim denials, church agreement, security clampdown. Only when the news settles can the situation be understood – partially,...
Meeting Senior Pastor Radi A. Iskanderat his office behind his church, the Evangelical church of Atarine.Alexandria, 22 January. As turmoil in Egypt continues and the situation in Suez and Cairo as well as Alexandria hardens, dialogue seems a distant possibility. In his office, in the building...
  The district of Shubrā has distinctive features that distinguish it from any other old districts of Cairo. Anyone who lives in Shubrā for a period of time falls in love with the place and can hardly live away from it. Shubrā has a significantly large Christian population, compared to other...
October 9 witnessed riots in Cairo that led to the death of at least twenty-seven people and the injury of over 300, mostly from Egypt’s Coptic Christian community.
 Egyptian military and police troops were deployed Friday to Shubra, a working-class neighborhood in the north of Cairo, to prevent any acts of violence a day after a Muslim man was killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians there, eyewitnesses and security sources said.
Muhammad al-Misrī, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of Waterloo, begins his commentary on the Alexandria bombing with a reflection on his childhood days spent in Cairo’s predominantly Christian district of Shubra. He thereupon proclaims his conviction that “Egypt’s...
  Following the atrocity in Alexandria, many Christians have responded with angry demonstrations and violence. Though an understandable reaction, AWR's Jayson Casper proposes an idea for Christmas Eve that can unite Christians with the very security forces they are rallying against…  
The amendments to the 1938 statute are being debated by the Christian denominations in Egypt. While the State Council's deputy chairman said that it contains points that violate the law, others such as Coptic thinker Kamāl Zākhir believes that it will encourage Christians to convert to Islam.
Mīrā Mamdūh interviews Madyunis Dibeach, an artist whose engravings depict scenes from the Bible on the walls of the Monastery of St. Sam‘ān.
A Christian woman is detained for alleged forged documents noting that they were Christian, a fact that was questioned by a court in relation to their father’s brief conversion to Islam over 30 years ago.
Religious fractions as justification to create a Coptic state are discussed.
Father Christian Van Nispen is a Jesuit who has lived in Egypt since 1962. He is a specialist in Islamic studies and plays a leading role in interreligious dialogue in Egypt.
The article reports on the harmonious relationship between Muslims and Christians in the Cairo suburb of Shubrā.
The article reports on a forum for inter-religious dialogue that was arranged by the Ministry of Endowments and the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services [CEOSS].

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