Tag: Coptic Americans

Coptic Nashville
Culture and Arts, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Coptic Nashville

I sat down with one of the older priests of Nashville after waiting for him to finish with one of his congregant members who was leading the renovation of a section of the church. The church, the oldest in Nashville, Saint Mina, sits in leisurely expand on a campus that holds many apartments (for newcomers…

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Rami Malek and Contentions of Coptic Identity
Culture and Arts, Public Life

Rami Malek and Contentions of Coptic Identity

On Sunday February 24, Rami Malek won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. In his acceptance speech, Malek spoke of his Egyptian heritage and its representative power: “We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself. The fact that…

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