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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.
This year marks the 56th anniversary of the Saint Mark Cathedral, which is located in the al-ʿAbbāsīya neighborhood of Cairo and serves as the papal seat of the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Journalist Aḥmad al-Ṣāwī, Editor-in-Chief of the Ṣawt al-Azhar (Voice of al-Azhar) newspaper, republished statements by Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, addressing issues related to the construction of churches and communal unrest in certain villages.
Security forces in the Upper Egyptian province of al-Minyā and the deputy governor rushed to al-Fawākhir village after reported assaults by extremists on Copts over rumors about the construction of a church.
Egypt’s Institute of Coptic Studies (ICS) is a renowned educational institution dedicated to Coptic history, heritage and culture. Affiliated with the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate and chaired by Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria, the ICS was established in January 1954 by the Millī (Community) Council...
The recently enacted law regulating the construction of churches stands out as a significant milestone in advancing citizenship and has garnered praise from all the churches and Christian denominations in Egypt.
The Episcopal Church Diocese hosted an ifṭār banquet attended by esteemed guests such as Dr. Sāmī Fawzī, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Church of Alexandria, and Dr. Munīr Ḥannā, the honorary archbishop the Episcopal Church and Chairman of the Center of Christian-Muslim Understanding &...
On Friday, November 17, Orthodox Copts commemorated the consecration anniversary of Martyr Mār Jirjis (Saint George) Church in al-Lod city, Palestine, through special prayers in their churches, as documented in the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Synaxarium.  
A Palestinian thinker and theological writer, Priest Dr. Mitrī al-Rāhib, said that attacks on religious sites in occupied Palestine were not a new development, and that they did not occur in Gaza alone, but in fact happened in all the lands of historical Palestine.

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