Welcome back to our very special episode of the Coptic Canadian History Project’s Podcast. At the CCHP, we promote the history and collective memory of ‘ordinary’ Copts. As such, we are delighted to bring you a conversation between five university women about their experiences in Toronto’s Coptic communities.
In this two-part episode, five women who chose to remain anonymous discuss their varied experiences in multicultural Toronto. They tackle how they navigate their gender within the Church; how they negotiate their multiple identities within family, community, and social circles; and, they share their thoughts on how Coptic churches can maintain a relationship with Coptic Canadian youth. At the heart of their stories of adaptation, lay a common inter-generational struggle as immigrants and their children work to strike a balance between two worlds. Rather than the stuffy formalism of a Q&A interview, this conversation brings together the unique perspectives of Canadian born or raised women in the Coptic Church who candidly offer their opinions of life as descendants of Egyptian immigrants.
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