Caesar's, they replied. Then he said to them, Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's. (New International Version)
Bishop Bisantī of Ḥilwān and al-Ma‘sarah and one of the main references in the Coptic Orthodox Church asserted that the Coptic Orthodox Church has rejected all forms of foreign interference and has denied all allegations about the church’s intention to assign a successor to Pope Shenouda. Many other recent controversial issues are also discussed in this interview.
The following lines present a short biography of Pope Kyrillos VI of Alexandria, predecessor of Pope Shenouda III who was known for his spiritual values and his close relation to former Egyptian President Jamāl ‘Abd al-Nāṣir.
The article represents the different viewpoints of the Muslims and Copts regarding Coptic-Muslim relations in Egypt and the political agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The writer comments on an article written in a French newsmagazine which makes a prejudiced comparison between the image of Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad.
The author writes about the ongoing Islamization of Egypt. In this article he describes the historical Arabization of Egypt.
Islamic thinker Dr. Muhammad ‘Umārah has come under attack for his recent remarks about the establishment of Qur’ān Islamic caliphate, in which Muslim clerics are authorized to ensure the enforcement of Islamic laws.
Pope Shenouda says that the doors of repentance are still open before the excommunicated New Testament group. He says that the church was not contented with stripping the leaders of the group of their ecclesiastical ranks, but furthermore the church is following up the issue on the national level regarding the assistants of the group´s leaders. The Pope adds that the Church will not practice any civil authority to refer the group´s members to the Prosecution.
There is nothing called the Christian civilization so that it can conflict with the Islamic civilization. Christianity as a religion has nothing to do with a system of ruling or with a civilization. As for Islam, it is both a system of government and a religion. This means that there cannot be a conflict between the Christian and the Islamic civilization
Dr. Nabīl Luqā Bibāwī’s response to the questions posed by AWR concerning Yustina Saleh’s article on the second article of the Egyptian constitution.
Referring to Fukuyama’s article Their Target: The Modern World, in which he concluded that Muslims are against religious tolerance and secularism, I would like to forewarn of the consequences of confusing the ‘modernization of Islam’ with the ‘Western secular modernity’, which the West imposes on the Muslim world.