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This article provides an overview of the views of Rev. Dr. Andrea Zakī, Coptic Evangelical (Presbyterian) pastor and head of the Protestant Churches of Egypt, based on Arab media reporting as selected and summarized throughout the years by Arab-West Report/Dialogue Across Borders in response to...
Interview with Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, Founder of the Wasatia Movement in Palestine and Director of the Wasatia Academic Institute in Jerusalem. Conducted by former CAWU intern Janneke Wijman on May 5th, 2020, via online platform Zoom. Both Janneke Wijman and Dr. Dajani Daoudi agreed...
The Sixth International Conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwā Authorities Worldwide, organized by the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ, under the auspices of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, unveiled the operational plan of “Salām Center for Extremism Studies”.
Dr. Muḥammad al-Ḍuwaynī, the Deputy of al-Azhar al-Sharif, said that the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ was successful in choosing the title of its conference, which revolves around the developments of fatwās in the digital age, and we are aware of the urgency of this issue in the meantime.
Orthodox Copts will celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary in the next month, during which they will visit monasteries and churches. The Virgin’s Monastery in Durnuka Mountain, in Asyūṭ, holds particular fame as it was the last stop for the holy family on their way to Palestine.
“Why was I imprisoned in the first place?! Should a university student at the Faculty of Archaeology be put in prison with murderers and drug dealers?!” These are the words of Ḥanīn Ḥussām, known in Egypt as one of the “Tik Tok Girls”, after a default verdict this week, charging her with 10 years...
The defrocked monk Yaʿqūb al-Maqārī continues to exploit his monastic name and clothes on the social media platform Facebook, despite his divestment from the Coptic Orthodox Church in 2018. The Church does not recognize the place he lives in as a monastery (Monastery of the Virgin Mary and Saint...
In this investigative report, Mada Masr [Madā Miṣr] interviews the victims of Michael Fahmī, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage Coptic girls through his pseudo medical practice.  This summary focuses on the aspects of the report that examine Fahmī’s relationship with the Coptic...
The Media Center for the Coptic Orthodox Church announced that it is launching an English version of its official website on Tuesday [June 1], after releasing its Arabic one last March.
With the increase in priest and monk deaths, including the head of the St. Pachomius [Bākhūm] Monastery in Luxor, various Coptic denominations have been working hard to get their members vaccinated.  

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