In the article the author reflected on her personal and existential experience of a journey to
Egypt, and how this highlights radical inclusivity. The article focused on the issues of the
violence of poverty, the history of Coptic Christianity and the role of women within this
tradition. The article touched on aspects such as ‘women monks’, ecclesiastical hierarchy in
modern Coptic Christianity, and the ordination of clergy. It also considered the perspective of
‘social hierarchy’ and ‘spiritual or divine hierarchy’.