The article sheds light on Dr. Tharwat Basīlī’s late issuance of an announcement condemning the recent Israeli assault on Gaza.
The author comments on a book that was opposed by Bishop Bīshūy, stressing the need for clergymen to not interfere in literature.
Pope Shenouda III has lately demanded that Coptic churches in Europe boycott the conference of the Confederation of Coptic Organizations in Europe held in Paris. It also seems that the pope is going to be well-backed up in the campaign to declare him eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Ilhāmī al-Milījī reports about different opinions regarding accusing Islām Samhān of apostasy.
Nadá ‘Umrān reports about the issue of deporting Iraqi Christians.
When Pope Shenouda is absent the church is run by two councils; the Community Council and the Holy Synod.
The article tackles the reason why Jamāl al-Bannā’s book was censored in Egypt. Viewpoints of the Azhar and the Islamic Research Academy were provided to justify the censorship. Al-Bannā’s rebukes are also included.
The Provincial Council Election Law in Iraq has created discord in the Iraqi parliament after the law which guaranteed the representation of minorities in elections was canceled.
In the aftermath of the attacks against the Abū Fānā Monastery, the governor of Minya headed a committee that drafted decisions that do not appear favorable for the church. From his residency in Cleveland in the U.S., Pope Shenouda III declared the relations between the bishopric in Mallawī and the governor suspended. Moreover, al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah issued an announcement commenting on the recent incidents and blaming the church for enforcing the sectarian atmosphere and increasing the gap between Copts and the state.
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq writes about different opinions of Muslim scholars regarding fatwás issued on satellite television.