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An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
Prof. Dr. Hudā Ghagab ʿAwaḍ, is processor of political science at Misr International University, is secretary-general of the Centre for Arab-West Understanding since May 23, 2012, board member of CEOSS and is an active member of the Egyptian Council for Human Rights. Dr. Hudā met on May 10, 2022,...
Coptic emigration has gone through numerous stages for different reasons. “Coptic diaspora” (aqbāṭ al-mahjar) mainly refers to Coptic immigration to European countries, the US, and Australia. Waves of migration to these countries began in the early 1960s, and it was a common for Egyptian citizens...
Why do we often talk about Copts and the 1952 Revolution? Was the revolution at that time against the Copts as a religious sect, as if we still lived in the Ottoman confessional system? Was the revolution against the interests of the feudal and capitalist class of the Copts alone?  Do we measure...
After a life filled with significant events and achievements that preserved her name in Egypt’s history and the Arab world, Jīhān al-Sādāt, wife of the late Egyptian President Anwar al-Sādāt, has died at the age of 88.
On July 9, Jīhān al-Sadāt, wife of the late Egyptian President Muḥammad Anwar al-Sadāt, passed away at the age of 88 after a long struggle with illness. The Egyptian Presidency mourned her death with profound grief and sorrow. The Presidency pointed out that she was a role model for Egyptian women...
Al-Minyā always appears to be at the center of sectarian attacks targeting Christians or their places of worship, incited either from building new churches, rumors of an illicit interfaith love affair like in the “Lady of al-Karam” incident, or Facebook posts interpreted as insulting Islam. ...
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s stance on the Palestinian cause is tied to the church’s stance on the Egyptian state.  If the pope agreed with the head of state, the church identified with its official position.  However, if the church didn’t agree with the state, then it took a stance inconsistent...
On Thursday morning, the Egyptian leftist patriot Albert Arie died at the age of 91. He is the oldest Egyptian Jew who stayed in Cairo and refused to leave. He has always been known as a vivid memory of the Egyptian leftist movement, and the development of Egypt’s artistic and literary history.
Author Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī died after a long battle with illness at the age of 89. She was born on 27th October 1931, in the village of Kafr Ṭalḥa in the Qalyūbiyya governorate. She studied medicine at Cairo university and graduated in 1955, specialising in respiratory diseases.

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