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We were mistaken to think that religious extremism that attacks creativity faded away in the recent years. In Sheikh Zayed City in Egypt, where the head of the City destroyed two statues decorating its entry after some fundamentalists put pressure on him. For they think that these statues are just...
An article was published last issue titled “Sectarian Strife in Alexandria,” by Hamdi Rizq, in which the author objects to the idea of holding a festival for Christian films. The film festival was characterized by a sense of national unity between the two poles of the one nation in every phase of...
For the first time in the history of artistic festivals in Egypt, the festival of Christian Orthodox Films, sponsored by Nidaa Al-Agrass “the sound of Bells” Coptic Association in Alexandria, featured 19 films. Since 1987, Christian films reached 75, with eminent actors and actresses taking roles...
A Brotherhood deputy in the People’s Assembly demanded an explanation from the minister of culture “for the reasons for insisting on founding a dance school with government money.” “The shaking of women’s bodies leads to enticement and corruption…the corruption [of society] as a result of this...
The article gives an idea of the problems related to considering the alleged shrine of Rabbi Abu Hasera an ancient Jewish site that is to fall under the supervision of the Antiquities Department.
The report of the committee headed by Dr. Jamāl al-‘Utayfī on the al-Khankah sectarian events in 1972 is excellent. Many of its recommendations, have however, not been followed up thoroughly with the consequence that many of the factors that played a role in the tensions in 1972 still play a role...
MP Tala’at Al-Sadat submitted a request for information regarding the showing of “The Passion of the Christ” in Egyptian theaters. Al-Sadat considered the showing of the film in Egypt, with its portrayal of Jesus Christ, a prologue to the portrayal of prophet Muhammad. This, according to Al-Sadat,...
Even the top ‘ulamā’ have not managed to come to a consensus on the phenomenon of recorded sermons, which has become uncontrollable on the markets. Some consider it good and useful for Muslims in their day-to-day life, while others view it as a plot targeting young Muslims.
The Ministry of Culture has been organizing the annual Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) since it was first established in 1969. The CIBF, which reflects both the Egyptian and the Arabic cultures, is the largest and the most important book fair in the Arab world. This year, publishers and the...
The death of six Christians from Al-Qussia, including a priest, in a bus accident . The Coptic Orthodox Church in Sawada destroying the church of Saint Dimyana for the sake of building a new church but meanwhile the altarscreen and other artifacts of the old church were lost. The removal of the...

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