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An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
Why do we often talk about Copts and the 1952 Revolution? Was the revolution at that time against the Copts as a religious sect, as if we still lived in the Ottoman confessional system? Was the revolution against the interests of the feudal and capitalist class of the Copts alone?  Do we measure...
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s stance on the Palestinian cause is tied to the church’s stance on the Egyptian state.  If the pope agreed with the head of state, the church identified with its official position.  However, if the church didn’t agree with the state, then it took a stance inconsistent...
Author Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī died after a long battle with illness at the age of 89. She was born on 27th October 1931, in the village of Kafr Ṭalḥa in the Qalyūbiyya governorate. She studied medicine at Cairo university and graduated in 1955, specialising in respiratory diseases.
In this article, Egyptian researcher Dr. Kamāl Ḥabīb narrows down ten writings that he believes lay the foundation for using violence and explicitly call for it under the concepts of al-ḥākimiyya [God’s sovereignty], defending Muslim lands, and applying the sharīʿah [Islamic law]. 
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Israel-Egypt peace deal, which was pivotal in establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Despite some challenges since, it remains a beacon of hope at a time when peace seems hard to achieve in the region.
In shocking statements, Egyptian businessman Hussein Sabbour [Ḥussayn Ṣabbūr] said that the sacrifice of a few Egyptian citizens’ lives was much better than the Egyptian state going bankrupt, calling for an end to the curfew and a return to business as usual in the fastest possible time, adding...
Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
On February 1, 2019, I visited the Monastery of St. Makarios with a Dutch church group that made a journey into the spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Questions were asked and we visited the bookstore of the monastery where we bought several translated publications of Father Matta al...

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