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The September 2020 Webinar “Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe,” led to a discussion about the so-called Covenant of ʿUmar, also known as the Capitulations of ʿUmar, a 9th-century document prohibiting church building, the rebuilding of destroyed churches, and displaying a cross on...
[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.
In email correspondence. Imām Fāḍl Sulaymān responded to our earlier discussion about the Covenant of ʿUmar, also known as the Capitulations of ʿUmar since I was working on a paper on my correspondence with late Dutch scholar Dr. Hans Jansen (1942-2015).  Jansen argued that the code of ‘Umar and...
The Monastery of St. George in Old Cairo is considered one of the most famous monasteries in Egypt. This is due to its historical and spiritual status in the hearts of the Copts. It suffices only to mention that the Holy Family visited it during their journey in Egypt, which is part of the reason...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism praised the city of Cologne for broadcasting the Islamic call to prayer over loudspeakers, on Friday sermon in its Central Mosque for the first time.
This article highlights the views and expectations of several public Christian figures, following President al-Sīsī call for a national political dialogue among all segments of society without exception or discrimination.
Pope TawāḍrūsII, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, inaugurated today, Saturday, the St. Mark Church in Azbakiyya, after renovating it while preserving its original character. 
Not a year passes without the Coptic Church announcing that a fire has broken out in one of its churches due to a short circuit, followed by the expression: “without loss of life”. These repeated fires, although limited, have seldom drawn anyone’s attention to the lack of emergency systems in...
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, has directed the General Administration for the Special Accounts of al-Azhar to coordinate quickly with family groups to pay urgent subsidies to the families of those who died in the fire at Abū Sīfīn Church in Imbāba, Giza.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II headed the consecration of the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Resurrection and the Virgin Mary, also known as the Church of the Holy Association in the Daher [al-Ẓāhir] neighborhood of Cairo, after the church’s recent renovations.

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