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Jīhān al-Sādāt, wife of the late President Muḥammad Anwār al-Sādāt, is considered one of the most important advocates for Egyptian women’s rights in history. She was a lecturer at Cairo University, was a visiting professor at the American University in Cairo, and a lecturer at South Carolina State...
In the aftermath of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the peace negotiations which followed from 1977 to 1979, and under measures to bring about peace between Egypt and Israel, the late President Anwar al-Sādāt asked Pope Shinūda III that Christians visit Jerusalem. However, Pope Shinūda refused to do...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
President Muhammad Mursī on Friday (Nov. 8) issued a presidential decree appointing Bishop Tawadrus as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark as the decree was received by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius. [‘Imād Khalīl, ‘Id ‘Abd al-Jawād, Rashā al...
Constitution expert Ibrāhīm Darwīsh, however, said the decision was a grave mistake committed against Egypt and ran counter to the constitutional legitimacy the president was sworn in.  
In his last press interview with al-Bawāba News, the late Ghassān Khalaf, Professor of Biblical Studies, said that the Israel and its Zionist ideology seek to fuel divisions in order to justify the existence of a religious Jewish state, thus achieving their political ideology and restoring their...
There are a number of religious scholars and preachers who were once representative of the beauty of Islam, and now have lost most of their popularity and legitimacy with their involvement in politics. Politics either has gotten the best of them, or burned them completely from the public sphere
Interim President of Egypt Adly Mansūr visited Saint Mark’s Cathedral in ‘Abbasiyyah yesterday to offer his best wishes for the Christmas celebrations. He was the first president to visit the cathedral since Anwar al-Sādāt 42 years ago. Pope Tawadros delivered a speech to mark the visit, attended...
We should not rely on the argument that militant and terrorist organizations are punishing the Copts for supporting the June 30 Revolution. We might have accepted such an excuse, had these organizations not committed terror acts before June 30 against the Copts and their houses of worship....

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