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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to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...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.
Yet another episode of attempts to bring Egypt in an awkwardly embarrassing situation is fostered by expatriate Copts to press the current regime that is only less than 100 days in power coupled with resounding tones about Copts’ rights to seek asylum to the Netherlands. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-...
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.

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