Document Text (Pages 51-52) Back to Document

The Coptic Orthodox Church : Challenges and Opportunities following the Arab Spring

by Field, Catherine Clare

Page 51

Egypt Mass attacks on Churches Human Rights Watch (U.S.A.), 22 August 201.3
Egypt Overview The World Bank September 2013
Global Christianity: A report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Christian Population, Pew
Research Center Religion & Public Life Project Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) December 19,
Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013 : A generation at risk International Labour Organization
May, 2013.
International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 United States of America : Department of State
One Year After the Nag Hammadi Massacre, Oasis Foundation Milan (Italy) December 2010.
Religious Education and Pluralism in Egypt and Tunisia, Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace Middle East Programme (Lebanon), August 2012.

UNICEF Egypt Report

News Sources
Egypt Independent (Egypt),
Asia News (Italy),
Al-Ahram (Egypt),
Middle East Christian News (Lebanon),
The Tablet (G.B.),
Coptic Media (G.B.),
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (Egypt).

The Coptic Encyclopedia (Macmillan Publishing Company)
Encyclopaedia Brittanica (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Encyclopaedia of Islam (Brill)

Page 52


I would like to express my gratitude to the people who have given me encouragement and opened
doors onto the many areas of this fascinating subject, especially religious sociology, the secular
state and the role of grassroots initiatives in civil society.

At the Institut de Science et de Théologie des Religions at the Institut Catholique de Paris, I would
particularly like to thank Father Henri de La Hougue, Marc Botzung, Christine Kontler, Ysé
Tardan-Masquelier and Eric Vinson.

In Rome, I would like to acknowledge the boundless support and encouragement of Father
Bernardo Cervellera and Samir Khalil Samir s.j.

In Paris, I owe thanks to Serge Schmemann of the New York Times for showing me the importance
journalism plays in explaining the key role of religion in lives today.

© 2009 All Rights Reserved.