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The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the involvement of security forces in closing the church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate in southern Egypt, calling for the reopening of all the closed churches...
The Iraqi author in this article shared her thoughts and remarks after listening to an interview conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC with an Iraqi bishop on the situation of Christians in Iraq between the 2003 U.S. invasion and the departure of US troops from the country, and the...
Italian intern Erica Canova interned between June 11 and July 20, 2019. Erica obtained her Bachelor of Philosophy and Human Sciences (with honours) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, she received a merit award for the best students at university. Erica has a great...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is condemning the Egyptian security services for closing the Coptic Church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate after dozens of Muslim citizens surrounded it and chanted anti-...
A new study reveals a decrease in the Christian population by a third, yet the Ṭāʾif  Agreement imposes parity. Only a few buildings are still inhabited by Christians west of the old Ṣaydā road in al- Ḥadath area in the suburb of Southern Beirut, after the departure of hundreds of people, and the...
Regardless of how the political situations in Lebanon and Iraq may end, there is no doubt that the movements occurring there have come to represent an important transition in the consciousness of their citizens.  They have come to question the competency of confessional forms of governance that...
Dr. Ṭāriq Manṣūr writes about his personal reflections on the meaning of religious tolerance as seen from Islam and Christianity in Egypt.  He focuses on examples from the Prophet’s life and the Quran [al-Qurān] that support religious tolerance from an Islamic perspective. 
Head of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights, Naguib Gabraeel, requested the Attorney General prohibit the publishing of stories related to Kamilia Shehata, as they only serve to heighten sectarian tension between Muslims and Christians, which will put national unity at stake. He also...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II met today with Shaykh al-Sayyid ʿAlī Āl Hāshim, Advisor for Religious and Judicial Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, United Arab Emirates, at the Saint Mark Cathedral of ʿAbbāsiyyah.

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