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In 1911, the Copts organized the First Coptic Conference in Assiut, which some historians viewed as a true beginning to a resolve of sectarian tension.  In light of the recent and tragic sectarian terrorist attack in al-Minya, it is important to remember that another significant conference,...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold a round table entitled "Towards a Better Law for NGOs" on Thursday 15/11/2018 at 4 pm at the organization’s headquarters.  The meeting includes a group of intellectuals, lawyers, human rights defenders, and a number of other associations.
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.
The first scientific forum dedicated to the antiquities of the Sinai Peninsula and the Canal cities was organized this October under the direction of the Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī.  Al-Waṭan presents the following review of the most prominent of these diverse monuments from...
“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
“Coptic Mawlids, or the festivities celebrating the birth of Coptic saints: A field study of popular beliefs” by Dr. Dāwūd Makram was recently issued by the General Egyptian Book Organization under the chairmanship of Dr. Haytham al-Ḥājj ʿAlī.  The book is numbered thirty-four under “Popular...
Israeli media reported that the Jerusalem City Council approved a budget allocation of 700,000 shekels for the restoration of a balcony in the Dayr al-Sulṭān church in Jerusalem.  The site was closed by authorities after one of the stones fell from the balcony of the church.
Egyptian Churches celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) at the end of October, in the presence of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, Bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥāq of the Coptic Catholic Church, Rev. Andrīyya Zakī, Head of the Evangelical...
Action is being taken to revive the Congregational Council [al-Majlis al-Millī], which has been suspended since the January 2011 revolution.  Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, has commissioned Coptic Church Advisor Munṣif Sulaymān to draft new regulations to organize...
Fr. Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, consecrated alters and icons in fourteen churches while recently visiting the United States of America.  During his visit, which began on September 13...

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