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For the third time hundreds of protesters surrounded and blockaded a church that has been accused of converting, hiding, and smuggling a young Muslim young woman out of the country with a Coptic man. Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at the security forces and the church, and the police...
Al-Misrīyūn translated Agence France-Presse’s article entitled“Protesters burn Christian homes in Pakistan“about Christian houses burned by Muslim protesters in Pakistan.
Bishop Pachomius of al-Beheira said that the Egyptian Church is following up on the detained Copts in Libya through calls with Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Libya Embassy in Cairo (Author not mentioned, Christian Post, Feb. 25). Read full text in English.
Introduction On January 10-11, 2013, Cairo hosted a conference that was the first of its kind in the Arab world. Titled "Support for the Ahwaz People," the conference was the first to express public Arab support for the Arab-Sunni minority living in Iran's Ahwaz region and to condemn Shi'ite Iran'...
The Azhar has expressed its wish for friendly relations with the Vatican after ties have been cut for over two years. The Azhar and the Vatican are the two largest bodies to represent Islam and Christianity, respectively. In a statement released on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, the Azhar expressed...
For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, the Vatican Pope Benedict XVI announced on February 11 that he will resign as pope on February 28, 2013. Below is the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration, as presented on the Vatican website:
Pope Benedict XVI’s unexpected resignation makes one reflect on his views concerning Islam.Pope John Paul II was immensely popular in the Muslim world. Pope Benedict XVI was not. This was notably due to his 2006 Regensburg lecture on violence and Islam which has continued to haunt him over the...
“Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”, Vatican II, Nostra Aetate, 28 October, 1965, Article 3.   “The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims.  They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II described Egypt’s new Constitution as racist and discriminatory against Copts. In an interview with The Associated Press, quoted by The Washington Post, he said that a Constitution which is religiously orientated is, in itself, racist. He also criticized comments...
Coptic movements will come together with the opposition movements already scheduled on Friday, February 1, 2013 hoping to overthrow the first "legitimately" elected president in the history of Egypt. [John ‘Abd al-Malāk, al-Misrīyūn, Jan. 31, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The Coptic Catholic Church today will announce the name of its new Patriarch that will succeed Cardinal Bishop Antonius Najīb, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch, after his resignation due to health issues. Bishop Ibrāhīm Ishāq of Minya Governorate is anticipated to become the new Patriarch.  Bishop...
On December 11 the SGP-delegation met with Coptic Catholic Bishop Qultah to hear his opinions following the tensions between Islamists and non-Islamists over the Constitution.  Diana Serodio translated from French into English. Following an introduction by Bishop Qultah SGP, delegation members...
In his first official meetings, Major General Muhammad Ibrāhīm, newly-appointed Minister of Interior Affairs, met with the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh, Muftī of the Republic and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II. The Minister visited the Grand Shaykh, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, in the Azhar headquarters, al-...
Arab-West Report would like to wish its readers a blessed 2013.Truth searching is difficultWe are living in a world were sensational  reporting is given priority over truth. The search for truth has become irrelevant to many who report on Muslim-Christian or Islamist-non-Islamist relations.  Being...
The Azhar appealed to all Egyptians to vote in the upcoming referendum over the Constitution in accordance with their religious and national conscience, calling this a “national duty”. In a speech yesterday, the Azhar called for the referendum to be carried out peacefully and for the avoidance of...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II called upon Copts to pray for Egypt and for its officials so that God could enlighten them and give them wisdom. In his first tweet after his return from Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn, he  posted: “Our beloved sons...Please pray...
Bishop Kenneth Cragg and scholar of Muslim-Christian relations passed away, 99 years old. Canon Dr. Christopher Lamb wrote an obituary. Editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman wrote an introduction to his obituary with his personal experiences with bishop Cragg.
German Pastor Gottfried Küenzlen, sociologist and professor of Evangelical theology and social ethics (German: Institut fuer Theologie und Ethik) at Bundeswehr University Munich (German: Universität der Bundeswehr München) defines "secularism" as the complete and ultimate separation between...
On October 16 I presented the following text to the foreign affairs editor of the Nederlands Dagblad:
The controversial ad sponsored by the American freedom Defense Initiative was posted last week in four D.C. Metro, including this one at the U Street/Cardozo station in downtown Washington. SHFWire photo by Monica Ibrahim [AWR: this article was first published here: http://shfwire.com/node/6940...
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