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An interview with Father ‘Abd al-Masīh Basīt, priest of Virgin Mary Church in Musturud and teacher of apologetics in Coptic institutions, concerning various issues.
Dār al-Iftā’ issue a fatwá claiming that polygamy is not prohibited in Judaism and Christianity according to the Torah and the Bible. The fatwá aroused Christians’ resentment.
The Egyptian culture minister has called for accepting all religions; not just the three Abrahamic ones. The statement is a controversial one has divided opinions amongst religious scholars in Egypt.
The author describes various positions on the demonstrations of Expatriate Copts abroad. Foreign countries, the Egyptian government, and the Coptic organization seem to be little affected by these demonstrations.
Missionary activities can often cause heated debates amongst religions around the world. In this report Shaymā’ Abū al-Khayr and Sharīf al-Dawākhilī analyze the situation in Egypt from both the Muslim and Christian sides.
Drs. Hulsman points to a number of articles in this issue that deal with sectarian strife, and the political trends that are gaining notoriety in the Egyptian public. He additionally points to the number of articles that discuss the process of divorce in the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Review of the Cairo press in which three controversies are discussed. First, a Fatwá banning serving food or drinks during the day during Ramadan. Second the story of Qistantīn, a priest’s wife who disappeared and supposedly converted to Islam, and now lives in seclusion in a monastery, amid rumors...
Wafā’ Wasfī reviews some of the Copts’ religious traditions during celebrations for the Passion Week.
Rumors have spread about the escalating tension between the Coptic public and the church leadership. While many voices complained about the “tyranny” of the church leadership, church sources denied the rumors and attributed the problems and protests to misunderstandings.
While clergymen of the Coptic Orthodox Church reject Coptic nominations in the local council elections on the lists of the Muslim Brotherhood, a leader from the group asserts that accepting Coptic nominees on the Brotherhood’s lists is a sign of the group’s democratic nature and a reflection of its...

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