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Sawsan Jabrah Ayyūb Khalīl (Sawsan Gabra) was born in 1963 in Alexandria, Egypt. Jabrah became involved in intercultural and interfaith dialogue when she returned to Egypt with her husband and co-founder of Arab-West Report (founded in 1997); Cornelis Hulsman. Gabra is Coptic Orthodox. She actively...
Father Mattah al-Māskīn, before his consecration he was called Yūsuf Iskandar, was born on September 20, 1919 in Banhā,  Cairo. al-Māskīn participated in the Sunday School Movement and became a monk in 1948 knowing that the church could only be reformed from within. Students from the Sunday School...
John Harold Watson was born in England on May 14, 1938. He was baptized Anglican during the first days of his life, and the Anglican Church is also where he serves in his adulthood. Interfaith dialogue is, according to Reverend Watson, the most significant field of study in today's world. He has a...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
Egyptian Christians are mourning the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope and Patriarch Shinūdā III, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. Pope Shinūdā (August 3, 1923 - March 17, 2012) was extremely popular among millions of common Christians. A charismatic reformer and an advocate of Christian...
Dr. Isaac Fānūs freely spoke his mind about the issues he found important. Dr. Fānūs was critical about ecclesiastical institutions and leadership, including those in his own Coptic Orthodox Church. In this interview religions are described as societal entities that humans have created and...
The article reviews the following books: Patterns of the Past, Prospects for the Future: The Christian Heritage in the Holy Land. Edited by Thomas Hummel, Kevork Hintilian and Ulf Carmesund, pp. 334. London: Melisende, 1999, £15.00. 1901764109. Palestinian Christians-Religion, Politics and Society...
The RNSAW is pleased to introduce to you a new member of the Board of Advisors: The Revd. Dr. John Watson. Dr. John Watson is an Anglican scholar who was intimately involved in the campaign to release Pope Shenouda, after the arrest in 1981. He has published more than 500 articles, and three small...
The RNSAW interviewed Hafez Abu Seada upon the request of the American Council of Churches about the article in the Boston Globe and found that the Boston Globe and Hafez Abu Seada have talked at cross-purposes. Where Hafez Abu Seada spoke about human rights violations concerning all Egyptians,...
John Watson reviews a new book by Sidney H. Griffith entitled, ’The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam’ which presents an overview of not only Islamic and Christian history in the Arab world but also provides explanations of the major divides between...
The author reviews a new book entitled, ’ The Churches of Egypt. From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day’ which includes Christian sites from all over Egypt.
The author reviews a novel authored by Assil Bassili entitled, ‘Irini Passi.’
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.
The author presents a review of a new novel entitled, ‘Tea for Who,’ and published by Anthony Robert Aikman.
The following article highlights the life of the Reverend Professor John Macquarrie, who passed on May 28, 2007. He has been hailed as a master of Christian theology.
John H. Watson highlights an exhibition at the British Library that showcases ancient holy books from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic sources.
The article presents an overview of Coptic art that was displayed in the British Museum in an exhibition entitled, “La Bouche du Roi,” from March 22 to May 13.
Rowan Williams was enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2003. One of the archbishop’s recent publications is Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert. This book will enable the reader to enter into the demands of the desert: the spiritual Coptic Desert of past and present...
Explanation of the AWR situation concerning the NGO status and establishing CIDT. An article of ‘Abd Allāh al-Sinn discusses the aging power of the establishment with relation to Egypt’s four most powerful political and religious leaders.Recommendation of an article for Watani International...
Watson, who knows Pope Shenouda and many of the Bishops mentioned in the book well, closes his review with Hasan’s words: “It is doubtful that the Copts have made much headway, in their century-long tortuously slow trajectory toward citizenship with equal rights. This statement becomes truer if one...
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