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Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Following a Facebook post, published by a group called ‘Anā Min al-Ḍāhir’ (I am from the district al- Ḍāhir), announced that an agreement was met with the Jewish community in Egypt to tour 3 Jewish synagogues in Cairo and visit the premises from the inside. 
Al-Dustūr publishes “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book written by Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā that forms the focus of the World Youth Forum of 2018. It seeks to confirm the cohesion of the Egyptian societal fabric in spite of its diversity. The reason behind the selection of the book for the...
Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...
UNESCO World Heritage List includes seven Egyptian sites, divided into six heritage: The Monastery of Abū Mīnā, Historical [Islamic] Cairo, The Memphite Necropolis, Ancient Thebes, The Monuments of Nubia, and St. Catherine.  
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
  The journalist ʿAlī Yāsīn was not wrong when he described the Arabs’ entry into Egypt by ʿAmr ibn al-Āṣ as an occupation when he was answering the [following] question [posed to him] on the TV show Kalām Tānī on Dream TV: “How should history be written?"
The Egyptian Salafi Dāfi’ (defending) Movement issued an official statement on Saturday condemning the appointment of Nadia ‘Abduh to the position of governor of al-Beheirah, calling it “not permissible”. The Salafi movement said in the controversial statement that, “A People will not succeed who...
Aḥmad  ʿAbd al- Ḥamīd al-Nimr [Ahmed Abdel-Hamid El-Nemer], the supervisor of Coptic archeology, revealed that Coptic heritage is one of the most important historical legacies left for all of us. Some of the most important aspects of the Coptic heritage are the stories and narratives that have...
Responsible for presenting the history of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the seat of the papacy to foreign and local visitors, Eng. Najāti Nāguī said that the legacy of National Unity is remarkable, and that it was a Coptic architect who erected the `Amru Ibn Al-`Ās Mosque around 642 AD, as well as...
Dr. Shurūq ʿAshūr, professor of Islamic and Christian monuments at the Future University stressed in a recent study that Egypt is home to 156 ancient churches. She said that these archaeological churches are considered to be an architectural museum.   
Muhammad `Ali lifted all the dhimmi laws restricting the freedoms of Copts, allowed for church bells to be rung, new churches to be built, and old churches to be repaired. He promoted Copts in the civil service, and based his selection of high-level government officials solely on qualifications,...
[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
In the Virgin Mary Cathedral for Catholic Copts, situated only a few streets behind the area of Rābaʽah al-‘Adawīyyah,  I met with Bishop Yohanna Qulta on the 13th of August, following an article he wrote, “The Impossibility of Civil War in Egypt,” in which he stated that he did not fear a civil...
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...
During his lecture at the Egyptian Society for Culture and Dialogue, Islamic thinker Dr. Muhammed Salīm al-‘Awwā called upon Muslims to hold on to their Arab heritage. He argued that the Copts' severe and often brutal mistreatment during the Roman Empire led them to perceive Muslims as potential...
A summary of Prof. Harald Suermann’s lecture on Christian documents from the 7th century that document Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt just following the arrival of Islam in Egypt.
Professor Harald Suermann visited the CIDT office and delivered a lecture about Christian attitudes toward Muslims during the Umayad era. An article also reflects on a Gallup poll that states that Egypt is the most religious country in the world.
Sayyid al-Qimnī gave a lecture in a Coptic Orthodox monastery in which he discussed theocracy and referred to the current problems in the Azhar curriculum and the compelling need to reform it. He also discussed political issues related to citizenship rights and religious discrimination in Egypt.

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