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Gharīb Abū al-Hassan writes in al-Fath, that the Coptic Church tries “with all her might” to oust the legislative order represented in the elected president Muhammad Mursī. Despite the Church’s approval on most of the Constitution articles, the Church surprised us with its “theatrical” withdrawal...
Al-Hurīyah wal-‘Adālah mentioned in an article entitled: " A reproach to the Pope and the Church" as reaction on the walk out of the Coptic Orthodox Church members from the Constituent Assembly. According to the author of the article, the Pope should have brought back the church to her spiritual...
The Union of Coptic Organisations has called on Europe to bring down the Egypt’s first elected President. The Union, which was prominent among supporters of Ahmad Shafīq during the presidential elections, said that civil society has to support demonstrators who want President Mursī to stand down...
  Jimmy Carter, head of the Carter Center in Egypt, who is always embarrassed and concerned about the events in Egypt, is at the peak of contradictory American behavior whose favoritism for terrorist groups has become clear in the Egyptian runoff elections between the isolated Muhammad Mursī and...
A source described Bishop Jeremiah, who was the secretary of previous Pope Shenouda III, and is President of the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center, as the ‘Bishop of the Muslim Brotherhood’, and as a man eager to establish connections with those in power, with figures such as former presidential...
“Citizens are trapped between a rock and a hard place. They will have to choose only between the fulūl (remnants of the former regime) or Islamist groups. Citizens voted for Shafīq not because he is the most efficient but rather to avoid brining the Muslim Brotherhood to power,” said Harīrī in...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
The author states that both the Muslim and Christian segments have had a great impact on Egyptian thought, culture, literature, arts and science throughout history.
In the aftermath of the "January 25 Revolution", when the Egyptians overthrew their former president Hosni Mubārak in 2011, new media presenters emerged, highlighting the vacuum experienced by the satellite channels in the country during the Mubārak era. Old media presenters re-appeared, taking the...
Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo, Aidan Mascarenhas-Keyes Language of interview: English (original intverview), English (presented transcript) Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Requested and no objection received   Dr. Nadia Muṣṭafā works at the Institute of Progressive Civil Studies...
In a press statement made on Wednesday, May 1, Dr. ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Barr commented on a number of issues. First, al-Barr said that he did not prevent the President from entering any church and added that words spoken in the media should not be taken very literally. Additionally, al-Barr welcomed...
Al-Dustūr printed an interview given to Al-Hayat radio by Pope Tawadros in the run-up to Easter and following the attack on the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo earlier this month.  He spoke about the attack on the Cathedral, the response of the President and the interior ministry and the impact of this...
The legitimacy of the presidential elections in 2012 that brought President Morsi [in transliteration: Mursī] to power has been disputed since the day the election results were announced. Dr. Sherin F. Ibrahim, first female pathologist and molecular biologist in Egypt’s history to contribute to the...
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
‘Izzat al-Salamunī is a member of Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah’s Cairo Guidance Council. He hails from Salamun village in the district of Tīmah, in the governorate of Suhag in Upper Egypt. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo with a degree in commerce. He has adult children from his first wife,...
This report by Arab-West Report explains the context of the massive destruction of churches and Christian institutions in Egypt in August 2013.
This report is on the formation of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012 and was commissioned by the German organization Missio who translated it into German for publication in Germany.
This interview was organized by Diana Serôdio and took place on February 23th 2013. It aimed at grasping George Masīḥa's perspective - as former Parliament and Constituent Assembly member - on the process through which the new Constitution came into being so it would be taken into account for a...
These interviews were organized by Cornelis Hulsman and took place, the first, on March 25th with Cornelis Hulsman (CH), Jayson Casper (JC), and Diana Serodio (DS) attending; the second on April 8th with Diana Serôdio alone. These interviews were made in the context of us preparing a report on how...

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