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About Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Nelly van Doorn-Harder is Profeesor of Islamic Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA. She has published on issues concerning women and religion, and minority cultures in Islamic countries.

Before moving to the USA she was director of a refugee program in Cairo, Egypt, and taught Islamic Studies at universities in the Netherlands and Indonesia (Yogyakarta).



Articles by Nelly van Doorn-Harder

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Julian Richards

Julian Richards is managing editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A revolution before daybreak: Coptic Orthodox Pope, Tawadros II

Pope Tawadros II has realised that the revolutionary spirit in Egypt cannot be suppressed. His answer has been to create a system in the Coptic Orthodox Church that is more open minded and accessible than it has ever been in nearly two thousand years of existence, says Nelly van Doorn-Harder.

Egypt: does the revolution include the Copts?

Sectarian clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians highlight the recurring question about what role Copts will play in the new Egyptian political system. Can the new generation that waves signs with both cross and crescent in Tahrir Square help reduce the violence?

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