Society
Fatwa on the go
Karoline Kamel | A Mada Masr journalist experiments with seeking a fatwa from newly-set kiosk in a metro station
Copts and Egypt’s national game: We’ll call you back later
Mai Shams El-Din | The absence of professional level Christian players can be traced to discrimination that begins young
Coptic martyrdom in the age of the security state
Mariam Ibrahim | Is a religious narrative that frames the killing of Copts as God's will at odds with mounting resistance
When a woman not a man wakes people up for Sohour
Leena ElDeeb | Each day of Ramadan Dalal Abdel Qader roams her neighborhood's streets, waking people up for Sohour
The St. Samuel Monastery: Death on the road to a life-giving monastery
Karoline Kamel | Scenes from the St. Samuel Monastery in Minya
Nubian language, generational schism and state refusal
Leena ElDeeb | As the state fears that Nubian is a threat, it is up to civil society to maintain the language
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The secret of the scented sand in 10th of Ramadan City
Karoline Kamel | In a deserted area in 10th of Ramadan City men, women and children are collecting bags of scented sand
Overpopulation, religion and fatwas on demand in Egypt
Karoline Kamel | Blaming overpopulation for the economic crisis, the state awkwardly courts the support of religious institutions
 
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