Copt-Muslim Relations

Security heightened around Aswan church; more violence feared
Egypt

Security heightened around Aswan church; more violence feared

Aswan authorities heightened security around the Mar Girgis Church in Kom Ombo on Thursday, fearing renewed clashes with protesters who…
Update: Police fire tear gas to quell sectarian clashes in Qena
Egypt

Update: Police fire tear gas to quell sectarian clashes in Qena

Security forces fired tear gas canisters to disperse outraged al-Marashda Village residents who were attacking a Coptic church on Friday…
Muslims, Copts join at church to celebrate Christmas
Egypt

Muslims, Copts join at church to celebrate Christmas

Hundreds of Christians and Muslims attended a celebration in Dobara Church on Friday afternoon for Christmas. A choir recited hymns…
Copts cancel protest after children’s release from custody
Egypt

Copts cancel protest after children’s release from custody

  Following the release of two Coptic children from custody on Thursday, the Civil Rights of Christians movement cancelled Saturday…
Copts reportedly fleeing Rafah after death threats
Egypt

Copts reportedly fleeing Rafah after death threats

  Following death threats from what are alleged to be militant groups, Christian families have been fleeing the border town…
North Sinai Copts refuse to leave despite threats; governor denies problem
Egypt

North Sinai Copts refuse to leave despite threats; governor denies problem

  Christian residents in the Sinai towns of Rafah and Arish are refusing to leave town pursuant to anonymous violent…
Neighbors at war: A month after Christian families fled Dahshur, tensions remain
Egypt

Neighbors at war: A month after Christian families fled Dahshur, tensions remain

DAHSHUR — It could be a Delta village like any other. Tuk tuks, more numerous than cars, drive down rutted…
New pope to be elected 2 December, says Coptic Church
Egypt

New pope to be elected 2 December, says Coptic Church

  Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church will choose a new pope on 2 December, after Pope Shenouda who led the church…
Brotherhood leader assures US delegation of respect for Coptic rights
Egypt

Brotherhood leader assures US delegation of respect for Coptic rights

A delegation from the US Embassy in Cairo met with a senior Muslim Brotherhood member Wednesday to be briefed on…
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