Copts and the Millet partnership: The intra-communal dynamics behind Egyptian sectarianism

Author: Paul Sedra

Publisher/Publication: Journal of Law and Religion

Volume/Issue: 29(3)

DOI/ISBN: 10.1017/jlr.2014.26

This article’s aim is to showcase and present the distinction between the religious and socio-political aspects of the Egyptian Coptic Christian community. The objective is to put further emphasis on the political and societal demands and acquis of the Copts within Egyptian society and politics, as well as to underline the fact that the latter are more often than not disregarded in favor of analyses focusing on Coptic religion and its current leadership as the community's sole and only attribute.