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Despite considerable societal advances in recent years, revenge killing is a tradition which still persists amongst communities in Upper Egypt. It is a practise which has resulted in the loss of countless lives in the region.  
After a brief respite, St. Macarius Monastery in Wādī al-Rayyān has once again found its way back into the spotlight after monks woke up to find the Environmental Ministry’s demolition equipment and police working to repossess a thousand acres of the monastery’s land.  According to sources, when...
Forty-one years have passed since the founding of the youth bishopric in the 1970s.  As Islamist currents of thought became more mainstream in Egyptian society, Pope Shinūda III had become concerned about the future of Christian youth.  For him, the youth bishopric was a way to hand down Coptic...
Lawyer Khālid ʿAlī submitted a complaint to prove an assault against former political and parliamentary activist Ziyād al-ʿUlaymī in prison.
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...
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