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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
Today, the United States recognized the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks.  However, al-Azhar condemned the vicious crimes against the Armenians a hundred years ago in a fatwa, showcasing the moral role and social responsibility that al-Azhar had at the time. 
The hitherto little-known village of Qufada [Qufāda] sadly became national news for a local pyramid scheme headed by Hussein Muhammad [Ḥussayn Muḥammad], a trader in tiles who is a member of a big local family. He was known for trading with China and speaks Chinese. Ḥussayn was successful in...
Dr. Munīr Ḥannā, bishop of the Episcopal-Anglican Church for the Alexandria region, participated in a mass commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.  The mass was headed by Rev. Krikor-Okosdinos Coussa, bishop for the Armenian Catholic Church, at the Armenian Catholic Church of St....
In an interview with the program “The 9th” on Egyptian Channel One, Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, professor of Islamic law [sharīʿah] and comparative jurisprudence [fiqh] at al-Azhar University, said that it is prohibited to take up hostile acts against religious places of worship for Jews and Christians [ahl...
In this op-ed, the author argues that ignoring the local and sectarian nature of the Armenian and Syriac genocides comes at the risk of having these sentiments resurface again.  He then focuses on how these events tie with the situation on the ground for Christians in Turkey and Syria and the...
Prominent Dutch humanitarian activist and friend of Arab-West Report Henk Glimmerveen passed away on May 1.[1] In February 2020, the Maadi Messenger asked me to write about how I have changed during the years that I have been involved in intercultural dialogue.[2] As I consider my life, Henk...
In 1990, the French legislature passed Gayssot Actthat criminalizes anti-Semitism, Xenophobia, Racism and prohibits the Holocaust denial. Since its promulgation,many jurists claimed that its text, if misused or interpreted, can lead to restrictions on freedom of expression.Without denying their...
Abū al-‘Ilā Mādī, leader of al-Wasat (Centrist) Party and deputy chairman of the constituent assembly, said the panel members have been doing their best to dissuade the church from withdrawing.
Egyptian churches rejected insistence by salafī members of the constituent assembly drafting a news constitution for Egypt that Copts should be compelled to pay the zakāh.  

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