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The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has given an exclusive interview with the newspaper al-Akhbār. In the interview he said that Christians have long been part of the social and religious fabric of Egypt, and that it was in everyone’s interests to create...
The newspaper al-Misrīyūn received threats that journalists will be prosecuted and physically liquidated and the newspaper headquarters burned down. The source of the threats remains unknown. However, the threats come after the newspaper revealed in their Wednesday, February 27 edition, the names...
Copts in the village of Sirisnā in al-Faiyum Governorate performed prayers after the attack on St. George Church. Additionally, in the presence of an officer from the Tāmīyah police station, Copts from the village of Sirisnā met with the priests to discuss a way to confront the sectarian violence...
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...
In an unprecedented step in the history of the Catholic Church, the Vatican Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign from his position on February 28, 2013. This announcement has led to mixed reactions in the West (Gīhān Mustafá, al-Misrīyūn, Feb. 13, p. 6). Read original text in Arabic...
Relation religion and democracyIn this presentation I would like to outline that the basis for a democracy is in the first place the recognition of the equality and dignity of man and therefore the freedom of religion. And that subsequently a democratic system is base don that, characterised by...
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...
Muhammad Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Rahman ‘Abd Allāh, an Egyptian Salafist who obtained the alias Shaykh Abū Ahmad as soon as he was approved as member of ‘Usāmah Bin Lādin’s al-Qā’idah network, said the jihādists do not recognize the state or ruler simply because he does not pursue the path of God. [‘Abd al...
An Egyptian league comprising Sufi Orders and Copts accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafī movements of trying to spread sedition in Egypt and divide the nation through a Zionist scheme. [Sa’īd ‘Alī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Sept. 29, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Expatriate Copts demanded from Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox acting PAtriarch, to postponed the Coptic Orthodox papal elections because some personnel are looking forward to occupy the papal seat. The article has no link online.
Abrām Louis, head of the "Victims of Abduction and Enforced Disappearance" movement, said that the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Cairo held closed meetings with a number of Coptic activists and movements about the persecution of Copts in Egypt.
Today’s overview tackles controversial statements by the former chief of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Muhammad Mahdī ‘Ākif in which he said that the MB will dominate the presidency, ministries embassies and all the state institutions and will also ikhwānize the people.
Al-Misrī al-Yawm published on July 15, 2012 an article entitled "Netherlands agree to grant political asylum to Egypt's Copts". In the article the Dutch Coptic Association was quoted saying "The Netherlands officially approved the Association's request to grant political asylum to Egypt's Copts,...
Editor: Cornelis Hulsman was asked to write the Vienna Community Church a congratulation on the occasion of their 55th anniversary of their establishment by late AWR board of advisors member Prof. Dr. Otto Meinardus. The text below was placed on the website of the VCC, http://members.aon.at/...
The foreign ministry summoned the Nuncio of the Vatican in Cairo for explanations over a reported agreement between the Holy See and Tel Aviv which implied recognition of Israeli sovereignty over all parts of occupied Jerusalem and West Bank. [Muhammad Hindāwī, al-Akhbār, June 15, p. 14] Read text...
Days after a law banning trial of civilians before military courts was passed, Egypt's Justice Minister ‘Ādil ‘Abd al-Hamīd on Wednesday (June 13) gave the country's military police and intelligence agents the right to arrest civilians over wide range of suspected crimes. [Samar al-Jamal, ‘Alyā’...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a list of 12 Christian clergymen and public figures to represent the church at the constituent assembly that will write a new constitution for Egypt. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, June 10, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
With a touch of humor throughout, Mgr. Michael Fitzgerald introduced his role as the Vatican Ambassador to Egypt to a delegation of mostly Catholic Austrian students and professors from the University of Vienna. This visit was organized by Arab-West Report and was also attended by some staff and...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the new constitution will of Egypt will add in its second article a phrase granting non-Muslims to have recourse to their own laws in matters of personal status. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, May 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Alef Bookstore discusses Hānī Labīb's book "Egyptian Church" on May 14, 2012 in its Zamālik branch. Labīb's (the Managing Director of Arab West Report and a writer) book tackles issues of politics in Egypt and its relation to religion. The book also discusses sensitive issues, for instance,...
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