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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.
Governor of Asyūṭ, Maj. General ʿIṣām Saʿd al-Dīn, ignored all the requests presented by the Dayrūṭ and Ṣinbū Parish to get a license to rejuvenate the Anbā Karās Church, which was burnt down in April when a fire consumed the entirety of the wooden building.
Ben Ezra is one of the world’s oldest synagogues in the world and is located in Egypt. It was reopened by Prime Minister Muṣṭafa Madbūlī after more than two years of restoration work.
The Muslim Council of Elders, chaired by Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, rejected the desecration of copies of the Holy Qurʾān by “some extremists” and the following assaults on churches in Pakistan, also by “some extremists.”
New York Mayor, Eric Adams, officially announced that Muslims can now broadcast the adhān (calls to prayer) in the city through loudspeakers on Fridays and at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, without having to seek permission from the city's local authorities.
Every year, August is marked by the Copts’ great celebration of St. Mary, which began on August 7 and runs until August 22.
On Thursday, the Virgin Mary Church, at its monastery in Drunka in the Asyūṭ governorate, announced an initiative to sell food and drinks inside the church at affordable prices as part of the annual celebrations of the Virgin Mary Fasting, falling on August 7-22.
More than 80 houses owned by Christians and 19 churches have been damaged in acts of riot in Pakistan, as announced by the Pakistani police on Friday (August 18) according to Al Arabiya news channel.
The Jordanian capital of Amman has hosted a five-day workshop for the training of fellowship on dialogue journalism, offered by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), an international government organization that seeks to bring...


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