Discussion on Religion and the Environment Held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2017 On June 28, an inter-religious Armenian-Iranian discussion on Religion and the Environment, was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The event was organized by the World Council of Churches Armenia Round Table Foundation; in cooperation with the Ecumenical Relations Department of the ...

Coptic Church criticises make-up of Egypt’s constituent assembly

Ahram Online 29/3/2012 In Thursday statement, Coptic Church blasts methods used to form constitution-drafting body, says constituent assembly fails to represent broad spectrum of Egyptian society. Egypt's Coptic Church on Thursday issued a statement criticising the system used to form Egypt's recently-established constituent assembly, tasked with drafting a new national constitution. Half the members of the 100-seat assembly were ...

Thousands march in commemoration of Maspero Victims

11/11/2011 Thousands marched from the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasseya to Tahrir Square Friday to commemorate those killed when the military brutally dispersed a Coptic-led march to the Maspero state television building on 9 October, leaving 28 dead. The march was initially called for by the Maspero Youth Union, a group of Coptic activists ...

Pope Shenouda to meet families of Maspero Victims

20/10/2011 The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, will meet Thursday with the families of Coptic protesters killed on 9 October during the violence that erupted outside the Maspero state TV building. The bloody events left at least 27 protesters and one army soldier dead, in addition to more than 300 inured. The clashes ...

Live Updates: Aftermath of military attack on Coptic Protest

10/10/2011 4:00 pm: Khaled Ali, a lawyer and the head of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, say he and other lawyers have spoken to the Attorney General and agreed to bring an autopsy team to the Coptic Hospital. 3:55 pm: Funeral services for the victims of last night's violence end and the bodies of ...

Fearing further clashes with Muslims, Copts end protest in Aswan

08/10/2011 Copts in the Upper Egyptian province of Aswan have ended their sit-in in front of the governorate’s building in protest against what they call the demolition of a church in Marinab village in Edfu. Eyewitnesses said that the protestors agreed to end their protest after negotiating with security officials in the province. The protesters feared ...

Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians protest in Cairo

English.news.cn 2011-10-05 CAIRO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Egyptian Christian Copts staged a sit-in on the road in front of the state TV building in downtown Cairo on Tuesday evening, demanding Aswan provincial governor Moustafa el-Sayed step down and a church be rebuilt in Marinap village in Aswan province. Copts rebuilt an old occasion building ...

Egypt military chief sends wishes to Coptic Pope in US Hospital

MENA 05/06/2011 The head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III, who is currently at the US for treatment. Tantawi's message was delivered by the military attache at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, Mohamed ...

Copts call for million-man protest to protect cathedral from Salafis

Emad Khalil 02/05/2011 A number of Coptic movements announced on Monday that they would be organizing a million-man protest on Friday, to be named the “Million-man Protest to Protect the Cathedral.” The announcement came after thousands of Salafis organized a sit-in outside the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbasseya on Friday. The protest, which reached all the way ...