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Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
Two weeks ago, the US State Department held a ministerial conference - the first of its kind - on religious freedom in the world. Two days before the ministerial conference, representatives from 80 countries, as well as clerics and civil society organizations, convened. During the three-day...
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior launched an expansive security campaign on one of the Upper-Egyptian villages of al-Minyā Governorate south of the country, which led to the arrest of dozens of villagers as a response to attacks targeting Christian families over the past two days. This has...
President of the [Coptic Evangelical] Holy Synod of the Nile, Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd, writes: The media reported last week that the security forces of Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] were able to contain an incident inside the Church of St. Georges the Great Martyr in the village of Zaytūn in Markaz Nāṣir of...
On Monday evening, the National Party of Egypt organized a literature symposium to discuss the newly published book ‘Al-Bābā Wa Al-Mushīr’ (The Pope and the Marshal) written by the journalist Jamāl George. Dr. Rūfāʾīl Būlus, Head of the Egyptian National Party, said that the book serves as a...
The controversy that surrounds the Tunisian President Muhammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī will not cease before Arab mentality changes and continues to deprive the secularity of the state from the right of independent reasoning or ijtihād in religious texts. Whether the Tunisian president succeeds or...
Columnist ʿAmrū al-Zanṭ writes this week: The contrast between the beauty of the landscape and the violence of the speech was vast. A swarm of spotlessly clothed holy men belonging to the Catholic Church in France approached Place St. Michel, the famous square in Paris overlooking the River Seine,...
In his column this week, the journalist and writer ʿImād al-Dīn Ḥusayn tackles the reformation path of the Coptic Orthodox Church under the ministry of Pope Tawāḍrūs II: The aftermath of Bishop Epiphaniyūs’ murder, the abbot of The Monastery of Saint Makarius in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, many people believe...
In his today’s article columnist Wā’il al-Samarī comments on the rekindled debate on the ḥijāb: We had not yet recovered from the stir aroused after the actress Hāla Shīḥā taking off her ḥijāb‎ when we were once more plunged into a fresh controversy stirred around a rumor that the Cairo University...
In this week’s column, prominent Egyptian lawyer and former judge on a war crimes tribunal, Fuʾād ʿAbd al-Munʿim Riyāḍ, writes: Firstly, two points must be clarified: The first of which is that the freedom of dress is one of the freedoms exercised within the framework of all other rights, provided...

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