Episode 4 – The Bashmurite Revolution

Most history books will tell you that Copts welcomed the Arab Conquest of Egypt in 693 AD with open arms, because it was seen as a welcome change from an oppressive Byzantine regime. But there was one story of rebellion that most books missed: the Bashmurite Revolution.

Join Sherif as he lays out the facts of this little-known series of revolutions, and what we can learn from it today!


Episode 3 – The Role of the Coptic Pope

Being a Pope in Egypt has a unique job description. It’s a delicate mix of spiritual duties and political maneuvering. Mixing the two can often be difficult, and when mixing the two, there can be some interesting results.

Political activist Mina Riad joined us to discuss how these two sides have been mixed in the past, and how the current Coptic pope Tawadros II might be different than previous popes.