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Below is the full text of the article as it came in Associated Press: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Four foreigners were arrested in Libya on suspicion of distributing books about Christianity and proselytizing, a Libyan police spokesman said on Saturday. Police spokesman Hussein bin Hamid said the...
Maḥmūd `Ashīsh, the founder of the Egyptian Family abroad, said that the visit of Pope Tawāḍrūs to Kuwayt during the past few days indicates that the Arab Gulf State grants religious freedoms for expatriates residing there. 
Popular Egyptian talk shows have shown a great deal of interest in several Christian issues.  Highlights of this phenomenon include the aggressive viewpoints of Sālim ʿAbd al-Jalīl [Salem Abdel Galil] (Shaykh), former undersecretary of the Christians.
Dr. Bakr Zakī ʿAwaḍ, former Dean of the Cairo Faculty of Fundamentals of Islam and member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, confirmed that there is nothing in the Qurʾān that states that congratulating Christians or building churches is ḥarām. “Whoever can find a clear text forbidding this...
The study, which is presented at Cairo's International Book Fair this year,, is a cumulative addition to previous studies and research, describing the current religious situation in Egypt, and is the result of the work of over 150 contributors. The study is characterized by its precise descriptive...
Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a member of the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah's shūrá (consultative) council, in an opinion article in Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, said Michael Meunir (Nabīl), who was recently released from jail, was neither wise nor reasonable during his interview with TV talk show host Dīnā Rāmiz on...
Background: This is an interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī, the Great Imam of the Azhar conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and members of the Maʿadī Community Church which is a very diverse community. They belong to many different Christian backgrounds and come from forty different countries....
Background: This is an interview with Shaykh al-ʾAmīn ʿUthmān al-ʾAmīn the Muftī of Eritrea. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo, and was then sent as an envoy from the Azhar to Eritrea. He worked as a teacher in the Religious Institute in Eritrea. After that, he became a judge in...
Background: An interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī tackling how Islam responds to some controversial issues such as terrorism, freedom of belief and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. The questions are asked in English then translated into Arabic. The responses of Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī are...
Background: The Dutch radio show ‘Tijdsein’ of the Evangelical Broadcasting Company (EO) reports on the freedom of religion in the Islamic world. It mainly focuses on the position of Christians in Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Ghana and the freedom of religion in Islamic countries such as Iran and...
Munīr Hannā Anīs was born in Egypt in 1950. As a Christian authority in a Muslim country, Bishop Munīr is widely experienced in interfaith relations. He strives for good Muslim-Christian relations, and advocates dialogue between different religious communities. In Egypt, Christian Arabs have lived...
Bishop Michael was born in 1949 in Karachi, Pakistan. He had both a Christian and Muslim family background. Bishop Michael was the first non-white senior bishop in the Church of England on his appointment. There were issues raised about him having a leading role in the church and worries over the...
 [AWR: this interview was recorded, transcribed and translated by Diana Maher Ghali]
[The interview was carried out by Cornelis Hulsman, the transcript was made by Fidel Bartholdy]
Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abū al-Futūh is a frontrunning candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections. He has been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Council for twenty-five years, but now finds himself officially outside the organization as a result of his desire to run for the presidency...
This statement was designed by Dutch Christians and Muslims together and is signed by representatives of the Council of Churches in the Netherlands , the Contact Assembly Muslims and Government, and the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Netherlands .    
[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...
On March 8 Muhammad al-Barād'ī insisted on keeping the art. 2 of the constitution unchanged. I was horribly disappointed.           (Image: courtesy Munich Security Conference, Photographer Harald Dettenborn) When I read al-Qimnī's article [Click here to read al-Qimnī's article] my disappointment...
In an interview with Gerrit Roos of Reformatorisch Dagblad and Cornelis Hulsman, Bishop Marqus highlights the problems facing Christians in Egypt today. These problems include issues such as church building, conversion, the Egyptian education system and the emigration of Christians abroad.
’The Copts, Christianity in the Shadows of Pyramids and Minarets’ was the name of a conference that was held at the Evangelical academy in Hofgeismar. During the conference participants discussed Copts’ history in Egypt and the current situation.

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