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Grassroots Peacebuilding Will Continue To Encourage Religious Harmony In Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

By facilitating peacetime conflict prevention from the ground up through trust- and relationship-building, a more sustainable peace between Copts and Muslims is possible.

Egypt's Democratic Triumph

Scott MacLeod | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Scott MacLeod

Morsi's victory is testimony to the Brotherhood's ability to mobilize Egyptians against a deeply entrenched political system, and to convince Egyptians that its candidate was the most capable of taking the helm after Mubarak's removal from power.

LOOK: Garbage City Feels Elections Fever

AP | KHALIL HAMRA | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Election fever has even come to Cairo's Garbage City, the sprawling neighborhood built on – and living from – the waste of the Eg...

Who Will Greet Pope Shenouda?

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Alaa Al Aswany

Yesterday the man stood up to welcome Pope Shenouda III, who walked towards him, upright and sprightly. All the wrinkles were gone from his face, his back was straight, he was free of his aches and pains and his hair had turned quite black again.

Representing Egypt's Coptic Christians, After The Death Of Pope Shenouda III

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

In a sense, then, Pope Shenouda came to personify the collective struggles of the Copts -- and so his death has likewise been felt especially deeply by the community as a whole.

Middle East Christians Keep Wary Eye On Arab Spring

Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch USA Today CAIRO (RNS) From her home, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as visitors...

Misreading the Muslim Brotherhood

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 03.10.2012 | World
Kurt J. Werthmuller

A recent awkward exchange is evidence of the Obama administration's continuing failure to accurately assess and effectively respond to Islamist political successes in Egypt and elsewhere.

Egypt's Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Egypt's Christians on Saturday celebrated their first Christmas since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a d...

Christians at Risk: A Jew's Concern, Part II*

David Harris | Posted 03.01.2012 | World
David Harris

How many more Christian churches have to be attacked, how many more Christian worshipers have to be killed, how many more Christians have to pray in fear of harassment, and how many more Christian families have to emigrate before the silence is truly broken?

Prophet Muhammad Drawing Sparks Clashes In Egypt

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

CAIRO — Around 200 Coptic Christians and Muslims clashed in a southern Egyptian province after a drawing depicting the Prophet Muhammad was post...

WATCH: Persecuted Coptic Christians Speak

Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Egyptians don't have it easy. But Copts, the Christian minority in Egypt, have it worse. In the last month, Coptic Christians were attacked while marc...

Getting Away With It: Egypt's Religious Minorities Need The Rule Of Law

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

It is still unclear how Egyptian legislation under increasingly Islamist influence might treat the Copts and other religious minorities, but it is an increasingly grim outlook.

Coptic Christians Attacked During March

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

CAIRO — Attackers threw rocks and broken glass at a march by Coptic Christians in Cairo Thursday, injuring 10, in the latest outbreak of sectari...

'Arab Spring:' Live by the Media, Die by the Media

Dovid Efune | Posted 01.16.2012 | Media
Dovid Efune

It is still unclear and appearing increasingly unlikely that the popular Arab uprisings of last spring will amount to any significant progress towards the creation of free and open societies.

Hundreds March In Egypt To Mourn Slain Christians

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Hundreds of Egyptians marched Friday through Cairo to commemorate 27 people killed last month in clashes with the military that triggere...

What Do The Copts Mean For The Arab Spring?

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

During the peak of euphoria in Tahrir Square, many Egyptian Christians set aside their grievances with the Muslim majority. A long-forming pattern of anti-Christian violence has since increased across the country.

American Taxpayers Aiding the Slaughter of Egypt's Christians

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

American taxpayers continue to underwrite Egypt 's military regime. Why? We are constantly told that without them, things would be even worse for the Copts.

Is Atheism The Solution To Religious Persecution In Egypt?

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

In Europe, Christianity was able to adapt its complex theology and philosophy to modernity before sliding into oblivion. Today, moderate Islamic scholars and Muslim liberals are confronted with the same task.

What Really Happened Sunday Night in Cairo?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Maurice Chammah

What happened on Sunday in Egypt? Over the coming days, international media will clean up its coverage and separate fact from fiction, while the viewers feel like they're getting the real story.

Not Giving Egypt's Military Junta What It Wants

Neil Hicks | Posted 12.11.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

The quality of the U.S. relationship with Egypt will be determined by the progress Egypt makes towards democratic governance that protects and upholds the basic rights and freedoms of all of its people.

Egypt's Copts Fear Empowerment Of Islamist Fundamentalists

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Coptic Christians have long felt like second-class citizens in their own country. Now many fear that the power vacuum left after the...

U.S. Copts Support Christians In Egypt

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT -- Egyptian Christians living in the U.S. said Monday that they are horrified by violence that has erupted...

Egypt's Coptic Christians Under Siege

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO -- Egypt's Coptic Christians have long felt like second-class citizens in their own country. Now many ...

Tonight in Cairo

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 12.09.2011 | World
Elizabeth Hampton

Many Egyptians, Copts and Muslims alike, are fed up with the military and frustrated at the pace of reforms. Democracy has not yet been achieved, and it appears as though time is running out.

Egypt's Troubling Transition

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Dennis O'Brien

Ask an Egyptian, and he or she will likely will tell you the revolution is still going on.