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Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
The text of the lecture of Prof. Dr. Hans Achterhuis
Dr. Janneke Stegeman’s call for ecumenism with Islam is sympathetic. The problem, however, is the blend of religion and politics. Rulers/governments tend to make use of religion for their own benefit. Religious leaders, on the other hand, try to win the support of the political leaders of their...
An article in memorium of Metropolitan Bishop Bishoy (1942-2018)
Editor AWR: Matthew Anderson was ordained in 2005 as priest in the Anglican Church in the USA, taught at the School of Alexandria and served the Anglican/Episcopal Diocese of Egypt between 2009 and 2011. Upon return to the USA he continued with a PhD study on blasphemy in Islam at Georgetown...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
I understand that there is sensitivity regarding travel to the Western Desert and when you look at the map, the case against travelling or living there seems obvious: Sīwah [Siwa] oasis is a long way from the Nile Valley and not so far from Libya. On the ground, the situation is very different.
Editor Arab-West Report: German nationals Maher Wilson and Susanne Walter have lived between 1995 and 2014 in Sīwah. Their son Mario was born here in 2000, and Lucien was born here in 2003. This was the ideal place for Maher to work on larger translation projects. Susanne was in these years fully...
Editor AWR: It is unbelievable how many misunderstandings exist about safety in Sīwah [Siwa]. This is probably because of the proximity of Sīwah to the Egyptian-Libyan borders; however fears about safety in Sīwah are not justified. It was therefore good to hear the experiences of the Norwegian...
Following my initial visit to ‘Izbat al-Hajjānah [1], I furthered my research on other issues occurring in the aḥayʾ sha‘abiya of Cairo, or the popular areas where Egypt’s poor are living. The word ‘slum’ is disputed since Egypt does not have the abject poverty such as is seen in for example India...
In Egypt, many local supermarkets sell ISIS products; such as cereals, teas and honey. ISIS is the brand name of some products of a company called SEKEM, which produces products ranging from phytopharmaceutical medicines to cotton textiles. In 2012, SEKEM established Heliopolis University for...
Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
This article was written with the purpose of exploring the overlapping interests between MISEREOR & CIDT/CAWU, which, in my view, explains the many years of cooperation between MISEREOR & CIDT/CAWU. This paper provides a brief overview of both parties, their goals and achievements, and...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah and Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church in Egypt are visiting Saudi Arabia with the official delegation to improve bilateral relations between the two countries after the recent crisis. This is considered a first of its kind visit for the...
  A state of panic is gripping Coptic physicians in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya after thee of them were kidnapped and others threatened by an unidentified gang that contacts them and threaten them of kidnapping if they failed to pay a ransom of LE100,000-LE120,000.  
Egyptian State TV has reported that there are at least 25 dead and over 150 injured in clashes between largely Coptic protestors, unknown assailants, and Egyptian military police on October 9, 2011. Protestors began their march from the heavily Christian neighborhood of Shubra at 5pm, culminating...
Sameh Fawzy's review of Jayson Casper's ZIVIC project paper (AWR2010 Week 2 Article 2)
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.
Rā’id al-Sharqāwī reports about the Holy Synod meeting of June 18 that decided to dismiss Coptic Orthodox Bishop Mattias.

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