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This text was first published in Christianity Today on January 23, 2012. Please click here for the link.Egypt’s parliamentary elections are over. While noting irregularities, former US president Jimmy Carter, through his Carter Center for promoting democracy, has judged the elections to be “...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
Is the church in Egypt persecuted? Many Coptic Christians would answer in the affirmative. I definitely agree that the situation for Christians in Egypt has worsened but I do not agree using the word persecution before we have first agreed on a definition and compare facts on the ground with this...
 Thousands of Copts descended on the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ‘Abbāssīyah, Cairo on Friday, May 6, in response to a Salafi Muslim demonstration at the same location a week earlier
 The Salafī demonstration and subsequent attacks on Coptic Orthodox churches in the poor Cairo suburb of Imbābah on Saturday reportedly began after claims that a Christian woman, 'Abīr, had converted to Islam for marital reasons and later ran 'Awwāy. Whatever the truth of these claims, the fact...
Six Christians killed their sister’s Muslim husband, 22, after she converted to Islam in revenge. Investigations revealed that the accused took the deceased to a deserted house and stabbed him to death. They then threw his corpse into a canal. The prosecution accused the six Christian suspects of...
Kūrnīsh al-Nīl area, beside the building of the Egyptian television, is Nevine Naguib's way to work every day. One day, during Copts protest on the demolishing of the church of Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George in 'Ātfīh, she had a personal experience on the ideologies of some Muslims...
[Text spoken at the Missio-organized Parlamentarischer Abend in Berlin, March 15, 2011. The meeting was well attended. Seven members of parliament from different political parties participated, along with assistants of other members in parliament and diplomats of the Foreign Ministry. Dr. Otmar...

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