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The Mural in the Garbage: An Artist’s ‘Perception’ of Cairo’s Coptic Slum

The Mural in the Garbage: An Artist’s ‘Perception’ of Cairo’s Coptic Slum

This article was first published at The Media Project: In 2013 the French-Tunisian eL Seed became the first Arab artist to collaborate with fashion mogul Louis Vuitton. His unique “caligraffiti” style emblazoned their classic Foulards d’Artiste monogram scarf, and embellished their iconic Alzer luggage case. Blending traditional Arabic calligraphy with street-style urban graffiti, his reputation … Continue reading

From Garbage to Glory

From Garbage to Glory

From my new article for Christianity Today’s Behemoth publication: The Pyramids of Giza used to be in the middle of the desert. Eventually Cairo’s urban sprawl pushed right up to the Sphinx. The Citadel of Saladin towers over the city. The southern approach requires an overpass straddling the City of the Dead. In Tahrir Square, … Continue reading

Protest and Prayer in Egypt

Protest and Prayer in Egypt

Rarely has a constitution so divided a nation. Protests, both for and against and sometimes violent, have filled the street. Egypt’s Christians, meanwhile, are caught in the middle. Though united against the proposed draft, their responses have varied considerably. “It was definitely right for Christians to protest,” said Youssef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of the Coptic newspaper … Continue reading

Before Egypt Votes, Christians Pray

Before Egypt Votes, Christians Pray

Today Egypt witnessed a historic referendum over a highly disputed constitution. Two days earlier, Christians placed their nation in the hands of God. Many did so hoping for a miracle. Egypt’s churches earlier withdrew from the committee writing the constitution, finding their voice sidelined amidst an Islamist super-majority. Noteworthy, however, was that not one speaker … Continue reading