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The Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic movement, said that it will not speak out in favor of a presidential candidate until the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission has officially announced the final candidate list. The movement assured that its members are free to support any of the presidential...
«Maspero Massacre 2011»'s aim was to force Egyptian Christians back behind the Church's walls they had left with the outbreak of the Revolution of January 25.
A tragic incident which claimed the lives of 28 people concluded the year 2016 and its sectarian clashes within Egypt, which reached a total of 19 throughout the country. The proposed change in legislative structure pertaining to this issue, with the Church Building and Restoration Act, is...
We discovered some nasty exchanges on Facebook between Ra’ed el-Sharqawi and others who wrongly believe Ra’ed el-Sharqawi is representing the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU).The boards of both organizations felt the need...
The Coptic Orthodox Church has begun preparing for Easter celebrations amid concerns surrounding the invitation of government officials to attend the celebrations in the light of recent attacks upon the Church. Archbishop Sergius Sergius, Deputy of the Patriarchate for Administrative Affairs, said...
Sectarian violence struck Egypt again on Friday, April 6, as at least four Christians and one Muslim were killed in an incident in Khusūs, in the governorate of Qalyubia, to the north of Cairo. Clashes continued on Sunday, and spread to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Cairo, where a...
[Editor: Jayson Casper attended this Coptic demonstration on July 14]Traditionally, it is the Copts who look to America for support of their minority rights. With the Muslim Brotherhood now in the presidency, though not in full power, some Copts wonder if the United States is switching sides.The...
News is almost never as it appears.  On December 1st I went with investigative researcher and former lieutenant with the Egyptian coastal security Intelligence Rā’id al-Sharqāwī to Tahrīr square.  The square is currently blocked for traffic by perhaps 2,000 demonstrators asking people wanting to...
The Coptic Youth Movement confirmed the participation of thousands of Coptic Christians in Friday's “Day of Departure” demonstrations, held to demand that President Husnī Mubārak resign immediately. Copts taking part in the demonstrations came from several districts of Cairo, including Shubra, Ain...
General Tantāwī of the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces stated the most urgent needs of Egypt rest in its economic and security stabilization. He promised he would not allow any forces to divide the national unity of Egyptians along religious lines, mentioning specifically that sit-ins harm...
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