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Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, wrote an opinion piece in al-Ahrām where he discussed leadership, not just any leadership, but countries’ rulers, i.e. Presidents. He continued that the world is full of rulers who are strong, wealthy, experienced, thinkers, writers...
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, stressed that Church withdrawal form the Constituent Assembly was due to not including Copts in the Constitution although they are half of the community. 
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, expressed his happiness over the high turnout to cast the ballots. 
The Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb greeted Copts for Christmas, expressing his hope to strengthen the ties between Egyptians.
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches rallied against ‘Abd al-Ghaffūr's accusations. In addition to calling Pope Tawadros “fundamental”,  he also claimed that the Catholic and Evangelical Churches had made the return of the Orthodox Church into the Constituent Assembly a condition...
In an interview to al-Dustūr,  Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī said that the new Constitution did not meet Egyptian demands, for instance, a civil state, democracy, citizenship, women’s rights, child’s rights, freedom, and eliminating all sorts of discrimination. 
However, Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said that the articles included in the memo were ten articles 
The three major Coptic Churches of Egypt strongly condemned the statement released by the deputy leader of the SalafīDa’wah (the Salafī Call), Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. Speaking during a video-taped conference of scholars and Du’ā (preachers), Burhāmī praised the articles included in the new...
The three major Coptic Churches have agreed during a meeting on Thursday (December 13), to cast their ballots on the Constitutional plebiscites that will be on Saturdays (December 15 and 22). Pope Tawadros II stated that the Coptic Church is a national Church, nevertheless, will not interfere in...
The three Egyptian churches denied that they walked out of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, adding all reports to this effect were bare of truth. [Muṣṭafā Raḥḥūmah and Ahmad Ghunaym, al-Watan, Nov. 15, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic  
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
Dr. Reverend Safwat al-Bayādī’s open letter to the President of Egypt: As we are on the threshold of the drafted Constitutional referendum to be run amid an atmosphere of anxiety, I give diligence to express my great concern and fear on the future of our precious and beloved country, Egypt....
The three main Christian denominations in Egypt stressed that they did not call Copts to boycott the constitutional referendum. They argued that Copts may choose what they want whether to boycott or participate in the yes-or-no referendum. ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, December 11, p. 10] Read...
The three major churches of Egypt condemned the statement of Khayrat Al-Shātir, MB’s Deputy Supreme Guide, and described it as an attempt to ignite inter-communal conflicts in Egypt. 
al-Dustūr discusses the question of Egyptian national identity in an age of globalisation, where claims have been made that the era of the nation state has come to an end in the face of economic integration in shared markets. The author highlights the many overlapping layers of Egyptian identity –...
In al-Ahrām, Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī calls on all concerned parties to recognise that Egypt is on the edge of danger and to act fast to prevent civil war, the physical, psychological, and moral impact of which will last for an entire generation. He calls for unity, saying the primary responsibility...
Amidst rallies to mobilize their congregations to vote 'no', the three major Churches of Egypt declined to attend the presidential ceremony held two days ago and during which the draft constitution was handed out to President Mursī. 
Rev. Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical denomination and a resigned member of the constituent assembly, said representatives of churches on the panel will not return to it before accordance is reached by all political powers over all articles of the constitution.
Christian denominations exhorted President Muhammad Mursī that school syllabi include all epochs of Egyptian history, including the Coptic one, said Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical church.
 Bishop Pachomius, commenting on calls to stage protests against the Muslim Brotherhood on August 24, said the church does not interfere in politics, adding the church remains a spiritual institution that keeps its distance from political affairs. Father Rafīq Greish, the media spokesman for the...

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