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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...
Earlier this month, writer and intellectual Tareq al-Bishri wrote in the Cairo weekly al – Osbou [al-Usbouc] that about a billion dollars find their way into the Coptic Church’s coffers every year. No one, he wrote, even remotely knows how these funds are spent, since the Church behaves as a...
Judge Tāriq al-Bishrī wrote a number of articles on the issue of Coptic-Muslim relations in different newspapers and magazines including: al-Usbouc, Afāq ‘Arabīya and Al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī. In my article, I will comment on some points that Judge al-Bishrī raised previously.
Following the recent events, many people called for the cancellation of the religion item from identity cards, on the grounds that affiliation to the homeland is essentially based on citizenship, not religion. They added that the statement of every citizen’s religion in identity cards is a kind of...
My article mainly deals with two points raised in the two articles published by my dear friends: Bishop Mousa and counselor al-Bishrī. The first point is regarding Bishop Mousa’s answer to a question he asked and that is whether the Church works in politics. His answer was in the negative,...
What authority does the Central Auditing Agency (CAA) have over the various ecclesiastical institutions? It is known that the Azhar as well as its faculties and institutes are placed under the supervision of the CAA. All professional syndicates, chambers of commerce and industry are also considered...

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