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Religion in Egypt

Why The Copts Matter

James Cowan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
James Cowan

The Coptic Church is the West's last link to an early form of Christianity, and to a tradition of eremitical life that has all but disappeared from the modern world. Copts remind us of what Egypt means as a repository of all that the West holds dear in terms of thought, culture and civilization.

Egypt's 'Christian Winter'

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

Egypt faces an exodus of its Christian population similar to other Middle Eastern states in the grips of Islamist governments. This will be tragic for Egypt.

An Open Letter To Dr. Talaat Afifi, Egyptian Minister of Religion

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

We respectfully suggest that you and your government spare the world any more lectures about religious insults -- until you acknowledge and deal with your own.

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.

Sermons of the Revolution: Religious Emotions at the Tahrir Square Mosque

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
H.A. Hellyer

Omar Makram is known all over the Arab world because his is the mosque on the edge of Tahrir Square.

What Do Egypt's Christians Think?

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Egypt's Coptic Christians are divided over whether to back beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak, whose secular government gave them certain protections...

U.S. Must Understand The Constructive Role Of Faith In Egypt's Democratic Aspirations

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dalia Mogahed

Egyptians' rising religiosity may very well play a role in this development, just as faith often animated our own civil rights struggle.