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Sophia Jones

What Egypt's Sufi Muslims Have Riding On Upcoming Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Dozens of men close their eyes in prayer and throw their hands up in the air toward the night sky. Barefoot and focused, their bodies sway to...

Egypt's New Pope Opposes Religious Constitution

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion

CAIRO -- Egypt's new Coptic pope said Monday the constitution now being drafted will not be acceptable if it is overtly religious, a sign he would cam...

Egyptian Religion: A New Chapter?

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 10.28.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Religion in Egypt in particular, and in the wider Arab region, is very important to the local population. The question is, how is it going to be utilized, and how will different political groups and personalities react and engage with it?

Christian Protesters Attacked In Egypt

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

CAIRO — Flames lit up downtown Cairo, where massive clashes raged Sunday, drawing Christians angry over a recent church attack, Muslims and Egyp...

Coptic Christians In Egypt: Standing At The Crossroads

Mirette Bahgat | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Mirette Bahgat

As days passed and protests moved forward, many Christians realized that much of the oppression and persecution that fell on them was from the corrupt government and not from their fellow Muslim citizens.

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.

Do Egyptians Want Both Democracy And A Role For Religion In Their Government?

Reza Aslan via WaPo On Faith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The dramatic images streaming out of Egypt over the past week suggest that the 30-year dictatorship of America's close ally, Hosni Mubarak, might be c...

Stifled In Marriage, Egypt's Young Turn To Islamic Fervor

NY Times | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The concrete steps leading from Ahmed Muhammad Sayyid's first-floor apartment sag in the middle, worn down over time, like Mr. Sayyid himself. Once, M...