Posts tagged "egypt"
Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part Two: Al Jazeera on Trial

Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part Two: Al Jazeera on Trial

The second in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff .
Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part One: Information on Trial

Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part One: Information on Trial

The first in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff.
Turmoil at Al-Azhar: Religion, Politics, and the Egyptian State

Turmoil at Al-Azhar: Religion, Politics, and the Egyptian State

Jared Malsin on the religious and political stakes of upheaval at Egypt's Al-Azhar University.
The Secular Square

The Secular Square

Maurice Chammah reviews Oscar-nominated documentary film, The Square.
Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt's Last Secularists?

Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt’s Last Secularists?

Jared Malsin reports from Cairo on the political choices facing Coptic Christians in today's Egypt.
Performing Piety

Performing Piety

Maurice Chammah reviews a new book on Egypt's swing towards public religiosity and the celebrities who reinvented their image as beacons of worship and charity.
On Piety: Egypt, Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood

On Piety: Egypt, Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood

By Maurice Chammah The popular image of Egypt split by religious and political loyalties belies a subtle story of piety and social change.
Carmen Weinstein: Legacy and Nostalgia

Carmen Weinstein: Legacy and Nostalgia

On April 13, Carmen Weinstein, leader of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community, died at her home in Cairo. She was 82. Maurice Chammah looks back on his 2012 meeting with Ms. Weinstein, and considers the past and future of Egypt's Jews.
Sonallah Ibrahim: Life in the Raw

Sonallah Ibrahim: Life in the Raw

Following the publication of a new translation of Sonallah Ibrahim's "That Smell," Maurice Chammah considers the book, and its author, in light of Egypt's recent political and social upheaval.
Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

By Maurice Chammah "Port Said, once the pariah, is now the vanguard. As the protests turn to street battles, Port Said’s traditional independence from the rest of the country is coming out in a way it never has before."

African Responses to “Muslim Innocence”

by Alex Thurston Protests against the Innocence of Muslims film have taken on a global scope...in sub-Saharan Africa, responses have ranged from violent protests to calls for peace.

Decibels and Debate: Unifying Egypt’s Call to Prayer

by Maurice Chammah The call to prayer was not just a reminder of religious extremism. For these elite Egyptians, it was religious extremism.