26. Jewish property in Egypt; facts and allegations
The following lines shed light on the cancellation of a Jewish conference that was supposed to be held in Cairo. It also discusses the recent Jewish attempts to regain property in Egypt and the reactions of Egyptian sources to the claims.
Discussion of the murder of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007 Kees Hulsman’s visit to Europe to promote AWR work in discussions and meetings. Comments that the rise of militant and political Islam increased since 2002. Shaykh Tantawi called for punishing rumor-mongers and untruthful reporters with 80 lashes.
A recent report about discrimination in the workplace has stated that Copts in Egypt are victims of discrimination. The Egyptian government refutes the allegations but here the author highlights ten factors that show this discrimination.
65. The Greek Orthodox patriarch celebrates the inauguration of its new dīwān in Cairo
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The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theodoros II held a luncheon in honor of Greek Parliament President Anna Benaki during her latest visit to Egypt to celebrate the opening of Saint Nicholas Church and the inauguration of the Greek Orthodox patriarch Diwān.
The article discusses Egypt’s recent appointment to the UN Human Rights Council. The authors wonder if it is a valid appointment, particularly when considering the fact that there are political parties within Egypt that use slogans that oppose the fundamental ideals of human rights and citizenship. Others argue that Egypt’s new position will provide an incentive to improve the general condition of human rights in the country.
The heartbreak in all institutional religion is the disaster of clerical and ecclesiastical self-assertion. How dark the institutions of any church can become. The greatest tragedy of all lies in the lives of the humble Christians of any country who are oppressed by the powers that be. Watson provides examples from Southern Africa, and the cases of two preachers in Zimbabwe in particular.