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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
The Ramadan experience in Egypt is not exclusive to Muslims, rather it is a joyous and celebratory holy month shared by Muslims and Christians alike, related to a series of universally practiced traditions. Since the 1919 Revolution, Sa’ad Zaghlūl was adamant on reinforcing the importance of...
Thank you for inviting me to this conference organized by UN Global Compact in the "Private Sector's Contribution in Supporting Interfaith Understanding" session. It is a great honor to be with you and I see this as a recognition for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation work in our...
On November 18, Egypt inaugurates the restoration of the Cathedral of St. Mark in ‘Abbassiyah. In June this year, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated its golden jubilee since its foundation that was laid down in 1965 by President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣir in 1965 and under the papacy of Pope Kirillus (...
Her father was accused of betraying ʿUrābī and his revolution, and that he was a reason for facilitating the British to enter Egypt. She was also shocked by the death of her brother, who was the one who understood her most, despite her young age. When she was a child, she was forced to marry...
  Her features embody the story of a genuine Egyptian woman who lived an unconventional life; her looks were mixed with kindness towards her people she fought for, and challenging towards the Occupation Forces she resisted. Her enlightened mind tells the story of a faithful wife who believed in her...
`Essām Khalīl, head of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the first provision of legislation and laws governing the role of women were made in the Ancient Egyptian era, the most important of which was marriage legislation, or the sacred bond, in terms of rights and duties based on mutual respect...
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...
Courtesans hit the streets,  while I stood there to watch them. Mourning in black and walking in reverence,  they passed the roads, when, suddenly, troopers on their unbridled horses dispatched them with their swords. It is with these verses that the Egyptian poet, Hāfez Ibrahīm, described...
Egyptian Christians held a conference in the United States of America to defend their rights as minority. The meeting conferred using the same pretext and means former colonialist powers used throughout history to invade Egypt and to interfere in its domestic affairs: sectarianism. Sectarianism is...

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