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Many Egyptian revolutionary youth have beckoned others to gather and demonstrate for the anniversary of the January 25th Revolution in a special way. In addition to the use of social media, which many ordinary Egyptians and women are not familiar with, Egyptian youth have decided to resort to the...
Robeir al-Faris reviews different articles in the Egyptian press this month related to Muslim-Christian relations. In particular he mentions a new joint Muslim-Christian Web site and an article that cites the al-Ahrām obituary page to prove that Copts are not being persecuted.
The Egyptian press continues to devote attention to the different reactions to the Supreme Administrative Court ruling allowing Christian divorcees to remarry. The church rejected the ruling and considered it against the Bible and church codes. Some authors highlighted the tragic influence of the...
Copts will feel that they are real citizens when Coptic history is appropriately respected in public life and the basics of this language is taught in schools.
Khālid Ṣalāḥ rejects a trend in some parts of the press that tends to use the dangerous issue of sectarianism for financial or political benefits.
The following lines discuss the ongoing reactions to the Chicago conference held by the Coptic Assembly of America. While some observers accuse the delegates of trying to achieve American goals in Egypt, others call for opening the channels of dialogue.
Khālid Ṣalāḥ affirms that religion should be kept a personal matter and that a person being a Muslim or a Christian is a mere private choice that should not ignite people’s interests or intervention.
Khālid Salāḥ, the author, responds to the angry messages he received from Copts who reacted to his previous article, in which he criticizes the miraculous story of the moving of the Muqattam Mountain by a good Christian man during the Fatimid era.
The author denounces one of the most appreciated and honored miracles that Copts of Egypt believe in. He considered the continuous narration of the miracle a provocation against Muslims and an ignition of sectarian tension.
“I believe the first problem is the construction of churches. What I am saying is that there must be a unified law in which the mosque and the church are equal…We are focusing on this issue and the constitution guarantees the freedom of worship. If we really want to observe and respect the...

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