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Under the auspices of the Minister of Endowments Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa, the pilot broadcast of the unified "call to prayers" of 100 mosques in Cairo is to be launched on Monday after completing the technical and administrative procedures.
There has been a long history of relations between the Egyptian Church and the African continent. Since its inception in the 1970s, the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Africa has been interested in translating the books of liturgy, sacraments and liturgical services into some 17 African languages that...
Dr. Muṣṭafā Fawzī, director of the department of archaeological affairs of Southern Cairo, said that the Sultan Maḥmūd’s premise located in Port Said Street, near the Aḥmad Māhir Hospital, has not been established to serve as a house for the poor or ‘tekiyah’ in Arabic, but is originally a Sultan-...
The Damanhūr Criminal Court referred the papers of the monks Wā’il Saʿd Tawāḍrūs, and Faltaʾūs al-Maqārī, accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius, to the Grand Mufti for legal opinion on the execution of the death sentence. The court decided to schedule the hearing session for April 24, 2019 to...
Light and Dark published the statement released by the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Minya and Abū Qurqāṣ following the sectarian incident of January 11, 2019:-
In a small village in Kafr al-Sheikh stands an old house that witnessed the drafting of the 1923 constitution, which was the true beginning of the revolution in Egypt's constitutional and parliamentary history. Experts consider the constitution a constitutional ‘wonder’ and described by Saʿd...
Commenting on the image of solidarity manifested by President al-Sīsī, the Grand Imam, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the administrative capital, Egyptian poet and columnist Fārūq Juwaydah confirms in his article the rooted relationship between the Muslims and the Copts and the...
The ancient monastery of St. Mina is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, especially after it was registered in the UNESCO as one of the most important archaeological sites of Alexandria. This archaeological area is located in the city of Burj al-ʿArab, west of Alexandria,...
When we began this series of articles on religious tolerance in Egypt, which is currently at its best, good relations between Muslims and Christians and the serious will of the political leadership are manifested. We do not deny, however, that sometimes the atmosphere of religious tolerance is...
Dr. Maḥmūd Mihannā, member of the Senior Scholars Council of Al-Azhar University, Egypt, said that the adoption of a bill that criminalizes atheism is an eligible right in Islamic judiciary, and that it entitles the ruler to punish the atheist in case he or she does not give up atheism.
Al-Azhar's pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair presents dozens of books refuting misconceptions and fallacies of extremist thought and terrorist groups, and emphasizing the need for renovation, moderate understanding, as the cornerstone of al-Azhar curriculum.
The passion of graffiti art motivates its creators to work day and night to engrave on the walls on Cairo’s main streets their dreams, and to record their vision on the events and the political life, especially during the revolutions of January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2013, making these streets open...
The Coptic Orthodox Church Media Center announced the organization of a photography contest on the occasion of special events that the church celebrates in 2018, such as the opening of the Nativity Cathedral in the new administrative capital, the centennial Jubilee of the Sunday schools, the golden...
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, Diocesan Bishop Binyamīn (Benjamin) of al-Minūfiyah, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, is different from all his predecessors [state presidents], and “he is a person of great tolerance,” stressing that “al-Sīsī cannot be held responsible for the...
Church sources said that the Copts living in the United States of America refuse all attempts made to intervene in internal Egyptian affairs, in particular under the pretext of protecting them from alleged persecutions. 
Despite political and societal efforts made to protect women’s rights and solve their deep-seated family problems, women's and human rights organizations believe they are still in an inferior, or at least an unfair, position in the face of violence, underage marriage, FMG, harassment and political...
Egyptian Churches’ leaderships have emphasized that neither they nor their representatives will receive or meet with US Vice President Mike Pence, who is due to visit Egypt this week, stressing that Copts' issues are internal affairs of Egypt.
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
Fādī Yūsuf, founder of the Coalition of Egypt’s Copts (CEC), said that the decision of the State to open churches in 14 governorates is historic and unprecedent; “however, to put this decision into effect is crucial,” the founder of CEC said.
In his novel ‘Al-Safīnah al-Ḥamrāʾ, min Bayrūt ilā al-Bahāʾiyīn’ (The Red Ship: From Beirut To The Baha'is’, the Egyptian novelist, Samīr Zakī, deals with a sensitive and thorny theme in some countries in the Arab region, namely, the Baha'i faith. 

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