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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī’s visit to Washington D.C. this Tuesday comes on the eve of two important events: the upcoming parliamentary vote on constitutional amendments in Egypt and the release of the White House report on the “Deal of the Century” expected in early May.
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, the son of the former head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said the results of the first round of the parliamentary elections were realistic, adding the distortion of the...
  The Muslim Brotherhood (MB)’s Guidance Office witnessed divisions during its meeting on December 29, 2012. The disagreements were about how the group will participate in the upcoming Parliamentary elections. 
The Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt greeted western Christians with Christmas (December 25, 2012) through their Twitter account on December 27. A number of activist on social-networking websites condemned the fatwá issued by the Islamic Legitimate Body of Rights and Reformation (ILBRR) that...
A teacher in Salāmūn al-Qumāsh Secondary School in al-Mansūrah Township attacked and beat a student after the latter chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide.  
Many foreign media outlets coverage focused on the political scene in Egypt highlighting the results of the constitutional plebiscites that ended with a victory to the Islamist powers; however leaving the credibility of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, and most of all, the legitimacy of a hastily...
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
For his part, Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, vice-president of the Salafī call (al-Da’wah al-Salafīah), called political powers to turn a new page and cooperate for the interest of the society and away from conflicts that will destroy the country and divide the society.
Representatives of the Azhar body vehemently denied the allegations suggested by deputy chief of the Salafīsts and former member of the Ca which drew up the new Constitution, Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. The Salafī preacher suggested that the Azhar had approved Article 219, which endorses the provisions...
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
There have been several incidents of Coptic Christian voters, including entire villages with a majority Coptic population, being prevented from voting. A number of observatory organizations and independent NGOs observing the polling station reported that campaigners were orchestrated all around the...
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. 
Claims made by a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood that 60 per cent of those participating in a sit-in outside the Presidential Palace are Christian, has caused anger among Coptic groups which have accused Dr. Muhammad al-Biltājī of causing discord and encouraging division in the country....
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
The Salafī leader, ‘Abd Al-Mun’im al-Shahāt, stated that in the new Constitution all articles/provisions related to identity and sharī’ah were legislated by senior scholars at the Azhar. He also expressed his sadness over the reason given by Christians explaining their withdrawal from the...
Al-Tahrīr reports on controversial reactions on the Constitutional declaration released by President Mursī on Saturday (December 8, 2012). While the three major Coptic Churches refrain from delivering any official statement regarding the Constitutional declaration, a large number of Coptic...
Al-Misrīyūn reports, that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II had contacted Dr. Muhammad al-Barād’ī, head of al-Dustūr Party, and Hamdīn Sabbāhī, former Egyptian presidential candidate, in order to “coordinate the stance of the Church with that of the opposition” after the dialogue meeting that...
The Socialist Popular Alliance Party announced its rejection of a policy of imposing a status quo by force, warning that this could lead to civil war.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II called on the Egyptian government to address the violence which the country has witnessed recently as a result of clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mursī. He also called on people to pray for Egypt. 

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