CAIRO (RNS) — Early on Nov. 23, plainclothes police arrived at the home of Ramy Kamel, a tailor and advocate for the Coptic community. Human rights groups have expressed alarm over Kamel's arrest and a renewed crackdown on activists and journalists in Egypt.
(RNS) CAIRO — The university's president withdrew the title awarded in a professor's contract after the professor refused a donor's demand that he advocate for Islam over other religions in his teaching and scholarship.
EL KOSHEH, Egypt (RNS) — Some argue this ancient community should move its Christmas celebration from Jan. 7 to Dec. 25 as a sign of global Christian unity.
MINYA, Egypt (RNS) — An assault that killed seven Coptic Christians on Friday (Nov. 2) follows a May 2017 ambush at the same location, also by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State. Now, Copts say they have had enough of platitudes.
(RNS) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox community is reeling from the murder of the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, apparently by traditionalists of his own faith, in a fourth-century center of meditation and scholarship near Cairo.
CAIRO (RNS) — Since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took over Egypt’s presidency four years ago, he has worked to improve life for Coptic Christians, giving them near equal rights and benefits as Muslims even as their churches have been attacked by terrorists.
CAIRO (RNS) The wave of violence has opened up new arguments about Egyptian politics, Coptic religious doctrine and cracks in community unity.
AL-KOSHEH, Egypt (RNS) For decades, Copts couldn't make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem because of a church ban on travel to Israel. But many are now fulfilling a central tenet of their faith after Tawadros II, who became pope in 2012, went there himself two years ago.