Religious News Service from the Arab World

[Comment: In 1998 the RNSAW accepted requests from readers to remain anonymous. From the summer of 1998 this policy was changed.] In a previous article in Al Ahram Mohammed Al-Samak mentioned a number of names of people he believes are behind the Freedom of Religious Persecution Act. A reader...
In a letter from the Catholic Church of Egypt the Church complains about Western media reports surrounding the issue of Coptic persecution in Egypt, as well as American intervention into the issue.
Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid responded to the interview with Dr. Sayed El-Qimni in El-Arabi of March 16 and translated in the RNSAW of March 15-22.
After el-Destour published the declaration attacking three Christian businessmen a discussion started about the ’yellow’ (sensational) press and journalists ethics which resulted in a new Code of Honor according to which journalists may work.
Because of the attack of Selim Naguib, the RNSAW included the full text of the Report of the Council of Churches which concludes "It does not appear that the national government condones any acts of persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt." But " This is not to say that there is no...
In the wake of the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by a suspected Islamic fundamentalist who has dual Moroccan and Dutch nationality at the beginning of last November, a group of Dutch Muslims and Jews are making endeavors to continue dialogue and bridge the gap between the two sides. - See art...
List of articles on Christmas. The articles touch upon the spiritual connotations and values of the birth of Jesus Christ and praise the decision of President Mubarak in establishing January 7 as a national holiday for Muslims and Christians.
List of the articles commenting on President Mubarak?s decision that Coptic Christmas day is a national holiday. The decision is highly praised and welcomed.
Missio report on “Christian persecution?”Media attention for RNSAW work. Media critique on a pressrelease by the US Copts Association about problems around church restoration in the village of Shutb, 5 km Sawth of Assiut.
This week?s articles on ?Knight Without a Horse? discuss the main character in the series, and the ?Protocols of the Elders of Zion.? They report the demonstrations took place in Morocco because the series was banned. A list of the articles is given.

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