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David D. Grafton is a Lutheran pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and a scholar of both Christianity and Islam. As a scholar Dr. Grafton is explicitly involved in interfaith relations as a graduate of Christian theology and a professor of Islamic Studies. While serving as pastor...
Sub-titles: Congressmen sponsored the celebration and members of the Freedom House do not have anything else but the Koshh incident. Some attendants claimed that there is a campaign to get rid of Coptic priests. Any incident was considered part of criminal plans At the time when the Freedom House...
Lebanon’s Cedar of the Martyr war memorial, hidden away in the mountains, is better known to Americans than local Lebanese. Among the hundreds of stones commemorating victims of the 1975-1990 Lebanese civil war there is one for the 241 US marines killed in a suicide bombing in Beirut in 1983.
The discussion at the press conference of the New York Council of Churches on June 28 [transcript presented in last week’s RNSAW] was mainly with members of the American Coptic Union. Before the press conference Drs. Cornelis Hulsman interviewed Rafique Iscander, chairman and founder of the...
The writer argues that the current regulation in the Coptic Orthodox Church governing the selection and election of a new pope contains a number of gross breaches and contradictory violations of laws of the church and the principle of the "right of the people to elect their patron," and calls for...
[Note: The same news was published in all Egyptian newspapers of that day.] On the morning of June 3, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak received the Grand Imam Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi the Sheikh Al-Azhar, and 19 prominent muslim clerics at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis yesterday morning...
In the United States of America, the world’s patron of the rights of religious minorities and initiator of the principle of sanctions against countries with oppressed Christian minorities, the number of incidents of racial discrimination and cases of harassment against Muslims of Arab or non-Arab...
Why don’t both the Pope and Sheikh Al-Azhar write a joint book on the combined issues of heavenly religions? Issues of tolerance, mutual love, discarding violence, religious freedoms etcetera, because this book would help in paving the road of mutual love and brotherhood between the children of...
The emigration of Copts to the US and other countries in Europe and Australia started to increase in the beginning of the sixties. They looked for a better environment and a way of making a living. Some of them emigrated for personal reasons.
Because of the attack of Selim Naguib, the RNSAW included the full text of the Report of the Council of Churches which concludes "It does not appear that the national government condones any acts of persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt." But " This is not to say that there is no...
The article discusses the potential origins of the conflict surrounding the monastery of Abu Fana.
Arab-West Report presented a text for Wikipedia on the background of Abu Fana.
Ahmad al-Sa‘dāwī reports on a conference that will be organized in Cairo soon, which will discuss Coptic grievances.
Pope Shenouda denied what al-Miṣrī al-Yawm published as his opinion regarding both the conversion of Muḥammad Ḥijāzī and the Coptic expatriates’ organization. Pope Shenouda declared his denial in a meeting in the United States with representatives of major Coptic and Christian organizations.
Two 13-year-old Christian kids were forced to sit an Islamic education exam at school after their father’s conversion to Islam. Their mother filed a claim and complained to the civil status court.
The American Coptic Union, whose active members do not exceed ten in number, do not succeed in attracting others because Copts who get to know the organization later discover that it is an illusive entity.
US investigators have accused two former convicts of murdering four members of an American family of Egyptian Coptic descent in January in an armed robbery in Jersey City, United States.
The brutal murder of Husām Armanius and his family has attracted attention in the New York area and beyond. On January 14, Armanius, his wife Amal Jaras, and their two young daughters, Sylvia, 15, and Monica, 8, were found bound and gagged in their Jersey City home, with their throats slit. There...
An Egyptian family of four was found dead in their New Jersey home. The police found Husām Armāniyous, his wife, Amal Jirās, and their two daughters tied up and slaughtered, after Amal’s brother reported them missing. He had not been able to reach the family for two days.
The author records the establishment of the Coptic Church in countries of emigration.
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