A group of ’the Ancestors of the Crusaders’ has unexpectedly arrived in Lebanon apologizing for what their ancestors did around 900 years ago.
The author tackles the problem of Dr. George Habīb Bibāwī, who was dismissed from church. The author says that Pope Shenouda will not revoke his decision, violating the report by the state commissioners who said that the decision lacked part of the conditions of its enforcement. Conflict is...
Jamāl ‘Abd al-Rahīm writes about the history of Bahā’īs.
Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexy II stressed the need of serious and frank inter-religious dialogue and welcomed the Muslim efforts to initiate dialogue.
The author comments on the Culture Minister and his potential appointment to UNESCO, wondering how he can be considered for the position having openly proclaimed the need to burn books in his ministry about Israel.
Rāmī Rushdī reports on Jacky Trevane’s book ‘Fatwa: Living with a Death Threat.’
Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, chairman of Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies reports on his paper that was presented to a conference that was held in Rome under the title: ’The Cross, the Crescent and the Ballot Box.’ Ibrāhīm’s paper discussed Islam and democracy. In the following lines Ibrāhīm...
The article discusses the state of democracy in Egypt and questions why even within the ruling National Democratic Party the prevalent attitude is one of suppression.
In the article, the author responds to a previous article authored by Max Michel Hannā – Bishop Maximus I.
In the article, Bishop Maximus I, head of Saint
Athanasius Church’s Synod, responds to a previous article by the Copt journalist Hānī Labīb, in which
he had attacked Maximus.
The Ottoman Turkish genocide against the Armenian people is documented, proved and awaiting widespread international condemnation. The following lines present a background to the international reactions of the incident.
Upon receiving the Democracy Award, 2007, Hishām Qāsim was subject to severe attacks in the Egyptian press. Over two days Qāsim reported the details of his visit to the U.S., his meeting with George Bush and his comments on the issue.
Ishāq Ibrāhīm sheds light on the International Religious Freedom Report 2007 that was released by the U.S. Department of State. He mentions parts of the report that comment on Egypt and other countries.
The Korean hostages in Afghanistan violated their government’s recommendations not to go to Afghanistan and exploited the misery of poor people to convince them to change their religion and convert to Christianity. The author also blames the Azhar for its support of the group of missionaries.
The author discusses Christian thinkers and their contributions to the history of Coptic art in Egypt. He includes individuals such as Zuzana Skalova and Gawdat Gabra, who produced a book on classical Christian-Egyptian art, and Dr. Isaac Fanous.
While Egyptian non-Catholic churches expressed their angry reactions to the Vatican document, Catholic figures, including the director of the Holy See’s Press Office, declared that the document was mainly to clarify Catholic doctrinal issues and was not intended to offend any church or denomination...
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and the See of Saint Mark held an
unusual Wednesday meeting with the Coptic public. He did not tackle political issues. In previous meetings, Pope Shenouda
accused the Egyptian government of persecuting Copts.
A project to collect the full version of the manuscript first found in Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai. Well informed sources in the project expect to have the project complete and posted on the internet by 2009.
Ihāb al-Zulāqī reports on the oldest version of the New Testament found at the Monastery of Saint Catherine.
Pope Shenouda asserted that there is no division within the church and denied being a dictator, proclaiming that he disseminated the people’s right to choose their priest, bishop, and archbishop when he assumed the office of pope.