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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
The Arabic or Islamic conquest of Egypt in 639-642 CE had far-reaching consequences. Discussions of this historical event play a major role in modern Muslim-Christian discussions.
Bishop Jeremiah, the head of the Coptic Cultural Center, has stated that as a citizen he rejects the amendment of Article 3 of the Constitution. He argued that amending it to be from “Christians and Jews” to “non- Muslims” will be harmful to both Muslims and Christians. He stated that the...
Don’t talk with me about the Egyptian Family House or the National Council for Countering Extremism and Terrorism while the blood of innocent people is shed, their freedoms violated and their money, belongings and lives are stolen. Do not address orphans, widows and the bereaved with the "language...
Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, ruled on the issue of dhimmīs and Copts’ tribute payments, after he affirmed that this term is unpalatable now. 
The second roundtable discussion of “The Unseen and Untold Story of Egyptian Culture”, was held yesterday evening, Friday, in Minya's Public Library Conference Hall. The novelist Hamdi Abu Jalīl and writer `Essām Zuhairi spoke at the event, which was moderated by the writer, Sa`īd al-Kafrāwi.
Muhammad `Ali lifted all the dhimmi laws restricting the freedoms of Copts, allowed for church bells to be rung, new churches to be built, and old churches to be repaired. He promoted Copts in the civil service, and based his selection of high-level government officials solely on qualifications,...


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