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In a nice discussion with one of the Salafī brothers, he, trying to feign respect for Copts’ rights, said, “We’re ordered to show tolerance and be good for them,” said Rif’at al-Sa’īd, a veteran Egyptian leftist and leader of the al-Tajammu’ (Grouping) Party, in an opinion article in al-Misrī al-...
Columnist ʿAmrū al-Zanṭ writes this week: The contrast between the beauty of the landscape and the violence of the speech was vast. A swarm of spotlessly clothed holy men belonging to the Catholic Church in France approached Place St. Michel, the famous square in Paris overlooking the River Seine,...
In this article Egyptian columnist Rifʿat ʿAwaḍallāh discusses the processes of change which have taken place within the Church in Europe and suggests how a similar concept of change could be productively applied to Islam in the Modern Age.
Matruh media center conducted a forum on March 18 about “the rights and responsibilities of citizens”. Representatives of the Church have held up the governorate of Matruh as an example of how to renounce and prevent violence and fitnah between religious communities. Bishop Bijīmī al-Anbā Būlā...
The Coptic Church will hold its first conference discussing divorce and second marriages at Wādī al-Natrūn in May. The conference will continue for four days, and will be attended by Pope Tawadros and over 100 bishops, priests, and legal advisers, and will be headed by Bishop Būlā of Tantā, head of...
In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
Faiths are tolerant but some of their adherents are intolerant, fight each other and quarrel, searching for reasons for conflict however small or insignificant, while ignoring reasons for concord however many and important they are. They have not understood that nations are not built on hate but...
Spokesman of President Mursī, Dr. Yāsir ꞌAlī, yesterday commented on statements delivered by President Mursī on Egyptian Christians describing them as “minorities”. Accusing media of delivering false reports, ꞌAlī argued that media have taken President Mursī’s statements out of context and that the...
In her column this week, Fāṭima Nāʿūt writes: There was a monk who used to buy newspapers every day from a newspaper vendor in the neighborhood. The vendor greeted the monk with abusive slander and cursing. After selling him the newspaper, he grasps the payment and spits at him! So what is left for...

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