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On Saturday 30th June, the Summer School Group visited the Salam Medical Centre in Qanatir. The Salam Medical Centre is a living example of how Muslim-Christian cooperation can function to help the wider community and create peacebuilding opportunities. Students enjoyed a talk and a guided tour at...
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...
There are many arguments regarding why women have stopped reading Qur’an out loud; it has been claimed that it was an attempt to constrain women in their social lives. Historically, women were used to mourn loudly at funerals in an attempt to create an emotional scene. Over time, the cultural base...
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
  I borrow this title from these two important volumes published by al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies in two parts in 1996 and 1998, and which presented a unique study on the religious reality in Egypt in terms of institutions and the country's unique diversity of Islamic,...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
Dr. Rev. Mūnīr Hanna, head of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt, said that his Church will initiate legal procedures to maintain its affiliation to the Mother Church in England, after the Egyptian Administrative Court had rejected the claim it had previously from affiliation to the Coptic...
The Ministry of Culture, under the supervision of columnist and Minister of Culture, Helmy al-Namnam, issued a book titled “Parliamentary Life in Egypt” as part of State celebrations to mark Parliament’s 150th Birthday. The book includes a number of important documents from the Egyptian National...
Fūrsān al-Sharq (the Oriental Knights) For Heritage And Modern Dance presents its latest show 'Al-Wāli' in the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House. 'Al-Wāli' (the Prefect) is about the era of Muhammad `Ali, 1804-1849. In a two-act ballet show staged on two consecutive nights on Wednesday and Thursday 2-...
As we witness the times of crises Egypt and the Middle East are going through, the question is raised whether a dialogue between Islam and Christianity is needed?
Note of AWR editor in italics: On October 3, some 35 archbishops and bishops of the Anglican Communion gathered in Cairo, Egypt, to attend the 6th Trumpet of the Global South. The Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East are challenging a court ruling that states that the...
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,...
  Interviewers: Quinta Smit and Eline Kasanwidjojo   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: not mentioned   Approval: Requested and no objection received     The discussion is about the structure of the Muslim Brotherhood, the interference...
[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.
It is reiterated in the media, that there is a fear of a civil war in Egypt. Those that echo these statements in the East or the West do not understand the “Egyptian-ness” of Egyptians, the secret of their civilization and their patience, and do not realize the essence of their revolution over the...
This report by Arab-West Report explains the context of the massive destruction of churches and Christian institutions in Egypt in August 2013.
The Egyptian revolution of January 25th brought hope for better Muslim-Christian relations, but unfortunately it did not take long for the hopes for many to evaporate. Optimism for better relations is still there, but many more feel that almost two years after the revolution tensions have increased...

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