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Pope Tawadros left Cairo yesterday for some European cities including Oslo, Helsinki, and Vienna. 
Pope Tawadros II stressed that the entry point for the process of development is an attention to childhood because children are the foundation of development, considering that the church is one of the pillars of society, it is the foundation of the moral conscience, and any influence in this role...
Background: The Holy Family (Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph) are believed to have visited Asyūṭ, Egypt around 2000 years ago. This revelation is very important to Coptic Christians in Egypt, and the monastery is therefore a place often visited by them. The degree of significance and...
Bishop Thomas (known as Maurice Shawqī prior to his consecration) was born in 1957 and is the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of al-Qūsīyah and Mīr in Assīūṭ, Egypt. When he first arrived to al-Qūsīyah, Bishop Thomas had big ideas about changes he wanted to make toward raising his...
From April 25-28 I traveled with Arab West Report through a few Upper Egyptian Holy Family sites, places Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are recorded to have stayed according to Coptic tradition. This travelogue will share some of the insights and anecdotes learned along the way, by means of pictures taken...
Following my lecture at Vienna University and Pro-Oriente in Vienna, June 20-23, 2011 we received the attached excellent recommendation for our work which, we hope, will result in a closer cooperation between our Egyptian NGO, Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) and the University of Vienna....
The Center for Arab-West Understanding presents its annual report for 2006, highlighting the objectives achieved and the goals for the upcoming year. 2006 was landmarked by growing toward the Center for Arab-West Understanding, and laying the basis for an electronic documentation center.
Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.
Egyptian articles that pay attention to conflicts within the Coptic Orthodox Church. A good analysis of medieval Muslim-Christian relations by Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery. Attention and appreciation for AWR work.
The murder of Lebanese minister Pierre Gemayel might result in sectarian clashes again. Commotion in Egyptian media about comments from the Minister of Culture who said that wearing the veil is a sign of backwardness.
Problems in obtaining a permit to worship in a building of Khalas Nafous, a Protestant organization, in Ezbet Rufail, al-Qussia. Reporting about the Martyr Michael church in Assiut.
The differences between the monastery of Antonius and the Red Sea governorate were blown up in Western media, fired up by Coptic activists in the West. The monasteries wish for protecting peace and quiet in the area was understandable but their method of protesting is questionable. Egyptian...
Some people choose not to discuss with arguments but slander people they disagree with in an effort to discredit them. This can be frequently seen in some Egyptian media. Some Coptic activists, such as Michael Meunier, president of the US Copts Association, are not much different in their behavior...
Two years ago Meunier organized a campaign against Hulsman for an article in Christianity Today. Hulsman responded with a letter in an effort to continue an exchange of views but Meunier chose never to respond despite repeated questions to do so. This letter is now made public.
The rumors of US interference in Assiut probably started with an article titled "The American embassy occupies Assiut," Sout Al-Umma, April 28, 2003 [AWR week 17, art. 3]. The Sout al-Umma article is extremely negative and one wonders if not at least part of it is the consequence of rivalry between...
Around fifty Copts from the al-Qusiyya bishopric have signed a petition to Pope Shenouda complaining about what they call the protestant penetration of the Orthodox Church.
The problem of the unrestricted power of those high up in the Egyptian Church resurfaces once in a while. A situation in which a bishop has the power to dictate his orders at will, cause trouble for many people and still keep his position can have disastrous consequences for the church.
Many Christians believe God reveals Himself through visions to mankind. The Bible is full of this and the apostle Peter says: “And it shall come to pass in the last days… your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” [Acts 2:17]. And thus Orthodox, Pentecostals and other...
Osama Salama´s words are sharp, full of anger about Coptic emigrants. People in Egypt, other Arab countries, Europe, the US and Israel itself protest against the Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians. But where are the voices of the emigrant Copts and Arab Christians? We checked the Copts...
Father Luka from al-Qusseir, Qussia, passed away on January 29 after a heart attack. He was almost 70. Father Luka was the last priest in a dynasty of priests who have served the area since the 1830s. Father Luka had doubts about the Holy Family visiting Durunka but was convinced they embarked in a...

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