Tagged with Religion

Brief Portraits of Egyptian Atheism

Brief Portraits of Egyptian Atheism

From Egypt Independent, on a very taboo subject in which some have given their full name and testimony: Those who have come out publicly as atheists have been not only isolated by their friends and families, but also society in general. However, others who turn down their familial religion have faced many worse trials than … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Poisoning the Azhar

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Poisoning the Azhar

God, So much of Egypt’s identity is tied up in the Azhar. The pinnacle of Islamic learning among Sunni Muslims, the Azhar was one of the world’s first universities. Always straddling the line between fidelity and challenge to the ruler, the institution was muzzled by Egypt’s successive military governments. Now, the controversy is back. But … Continue reading

Statistics on Religious Perspectives in Egypt

On September 25 al-Masry al-Youm published a very interesting survey on religious perspectives conducted by the Information and Decision Support Center of the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers. Here are a few of the significant findings; keep in mind that Christians make up between 6-11% of the population: 73% of Egyptians are religious and pray regularly. … Continue reading