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[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.
Cornelis Hulsman has been invited to present a paper on disputed population data of Christians in Egypt at an international conference of the International Association of Mission Studies in Sydney, Australia, July 7-11, 2022. Estimates range between 5,09 % of population to 21,9% of population. For...
Among the publications at the Cairo International Book Fair is the Arabic translation of When Jesus Became God by the Jewish-American author, Richard E. Rubenstein, published by Dār al-Yāsmīn Publishing and translated by Usāma Naṣṣār.  The 437-page book has provoked debate since the announcement of...
The issue of “modesty in church” has raised a lot of controversy in the Coptic community, especially during the wedding season that starts right after Christmas. The instructions of the bishops are renewed annually for the so-called “adjustment of clothing for attending weddings and church events”.
Controversy on social media continues after Pope Tawāḍrūs decided to allow Dr. George Ḥabīb Bibāwī to return to the Coptic Church. Bibāwī, a former teacher in the Coptic Clerical & Theological College, was excommunicated from the Coptic Orthodox Church, by the Holy Synod under Pope Shinūda III...
Over the last two decades, the Coptic Orthodox Church has expressed its opposition to several films and television shows, both domestic and international, resulting in the cancellation of some of these works and censorship of others.  The reasons for the church’s disapproval vary.
Bishop Anṭūniyyūs, Metropolitan of Jerusalem, visited the Diocese of Damietta, Kafr al-Shaykh and al-Barārī.
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center (COCC) under the supervision of Bishop Irmiyā, the General Bishop and head of the center, is participating in its 7th Coptic Orthodox book fair.  The book fair will run until November 22 in the Saint Athanāsiyūs room of the Anbā Ruways Church under the St. Mark’s...
On February 1, 2019, I visited the Monastery of St. Makarios with a Dutch church group that made a journey into the spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Questions were asked and we visited the bookstore of the monastery where we bought several translated publications of Father Matta al...
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced today that it will open a new section in the Institute of Coptic Studies to teach «Arab Christian heritage», for the first time, at the beginning of the new academic year 2019/2020, which sparked widespread controversy among Copts on social networking sites...

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