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An in-depth criticism of the Coptic Church’s actions, which serve to widen the divide between Copts and Muslims in Egypt.
An investigation into the Wafaa’ Costantine case, in which the wife of a Coptic priest converted to Islam, prompting sectarian strife.
We have to draw a line between the different incidents we have been facing recently and the demands supported at the national level. Those incidents are either related to a Christian woman who converted to Islam, a defrocked priest in obscene situations or some play acted inside a church. In all...
In his book, Aqbāt al-Qarn al-‘Ishrīn...Sāsa wa Ruhbān Khalf al-Qudbān [20th century Copts...politicians and monks behind bars], Mīlād Hannā believes the July Revolution to be responsible for the isolation of both Copts and Muslims. Being unable to express their views freely, Muslims and Christians...
The recent ten-chapter book of Chief Justice Tāriq al-Bishrī, “the National Group…Between Loneliness and Integration” discussed many faces of the issue of nationalism and the different groups living under that umbrella.
The article is based on two interviews with Dr. Tareq Mitri, a Lebanese professor and the head of the Islamic-Christian dialogue section at the World Council of Churches [and member of the Board of Advisors of AWR] and Coptic researcher Samir Marcos, counselor of inter-civilizational dialogue...
The sparks of sectarian strife increases daily, and everyone must take a firm stance on the issue in order to quell that fire. This time, sectarian strife is seen through the media in the press and on satellite channels, which anger both Muslims and Christians.
“We are all aware of our stifling economic problems, security threats by Israel, US pressures, large disparities between the classes, the emergency law and corruption. Those problems of course prompt the emergence of true popular movements that target real reforms,” said Egyptian intellectual...
Jizya is an issue that needs to be discussed and decided upon by religious scholars once and for all. It is unbelievable in this day and age that some people still advocate taking Jizya from non-Muslims and humiliating them in the process. Fortunately, some prominent scholars have taken the...
This report explains the escalations following the alleged conversion of a priest’s wife to Islam. Much background is given to the cultural context that explain why such an issue is so sensitive in Egypt. The report also shows that several of the organizers of the demonstration in Cairo have done...

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