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The German group that visited the route of the Holy Family said that the trip helped them to change the
negative image which the European media reports concerning Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. They said they felt
the good relations between Muslims and Christians and also the hospitality and kindness of all Egyptians.
Grief still hangs over the village
of Dayr al-
Barshā despite the passage of more than one month since the brutal killings involving two related
Christian families over agricultural property.
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited ten years earlier. Dalrymple concludes “When I started this journey, I had imagined that it would be quite a simple story of fundamentalist Muslim persecution of Christians. Now one of the most interesting things I found on this journey was the fact that this was the case almost nowhere. The situation, as so often in the Middle East, is far more complex than it appears when viewed from the distance of London or Washington. The situations in almost all cases turned out to be far more complex than one would imagine, and the rights and wrongs to be very different than the ones they seem from the distance.”
The return of the four Christian girls from Malawi ended the rumors that they were
kidnapped and raped by Muslim extremist groups in order to force them to turn to Islām.
Coptic writer Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá about his views on reform in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Egyptian youth turning to religious associations and the phenomenon of converting people.
Description of a visit to the Holy Family celebration in Dayr Abū Hinnis, organized by CIDT and FPA. Support and appreciation for AWR work.
The authors report on another episode of Christian women escaping from
their families and later announcing their conversion to Islām. The article shows the stories of two women who
caused sectarian unrest between Christians and Muslims in Minia.
that three people have been
killed and a security officer wounded by terrorists in Malawi, Egypt.
Yūsuf continues its series of stories about distinguished clerical figures who were
imprisoned by former
president Anwār al-Sadāt’s famous September 1981 decision.
The author traces the history of the town of Ansīna, in the governate of Minia, a former centre of Christian persecution.
The article discusses magic, a practice that is considered
abominable by the Bible but has been associated with past Coptic traditions.