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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...

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