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Father van Nispen is a Jesuit priest, who is strongly involved in relationships with Islam. In the beginning of his priesthood he chose 'The service of reconciliation' to be his motto. In an interview with Egyptian Al-Ahram Weekly on December 31, 1998, he clarified: "My interpretation of the term...
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
In an interview with Watanī, Jesuit father Christian Van Nispen speaks about his life in Egypt, how Christians can accept others who have different beliefs and about his latest book ‘Christians and Muslims are brothers before God.’
Christians making claims without any evidence about Muslims ‘Abducting Christian girls for conversion. Critique on an Al-Ahrār article for the way it expresses anger for Israeli violence.
Dr Hulsman analyses the lecture of Pope Benedict, noting that the text showed that his lecture was unfortunate but the translation made it even worse. The report notes several translation mistakes from the original German text to English. The Arabic texts were then translations of the English....
Usāma al-Ghazoulī writes about the press conference held by the former prime minister of The Netherlands, Prof. Andreas Van Agt, during his short visit to Egypt.
Christianity Today published a long article by Cornelis Hulsman about H.H. Pope Shenouda and Father Matta el-Meskeen, two major reformers in the contemporary Coptic Orthodox Church. The article is presented in this issue of the RNSAW with permission of Christianity Today. You will find here...
The International Press Institute organized a seminar on "Media and Interreligious Dialogue" in Vienna and invited the Religious News Service from the Arab World (RNSAW) to be present because of its pioneering work in media and inter-religious dialogue in the Arab World.
Hulsman interviewed Dr. Maurice Asad, former associate secretary-general of the Middle East Council of Churches, who knew Bishop Athanasius from before he was consecrated as a monk and father Dr. Christiaan van Nispen about their experiences with Bishop Athanasius. Dr. Asad described bishop...
Hulsman called some Christians in Samalut and learned from them about the problems around renovating a church. He also describes the difficulties with church renovation in Egypt in general which is not so much a matter of obtaining a permit or not but depends a lot on local bureaucrats and...
An article on the RNSAW which appeared in the Catholic News Service.
"Personally, I see that this news service is a very important means of communication and information conveying the reality of Egypt to non-Egyptians, either those living in Egypt or, even more importantly, those outside, especially in the Western world...
Dr. Christiaan van Nispen s.j. spoke on Thursday November 3, 1999 in the Maadi Community Church in Cairo, Egypt about Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. He spoke of Coptic Christians as an integral part of Egyptian society and criticized foreign reporting on Christians in Egypt.
The article of Khaled Hassan contained much wrong information damaging the image of father van Nispen. Father van Nispen wrote a letter to the editor and asked the paper to publish his response which was done on November 26. The text of father van Nispen’s response is given in this issue of the...
After, ’Akhbar Al-Hawadeth’ published the full details on the events that happened in Al-Koshh village, and after we completed our endeavor on finding out the truth. The paper interviewed a former member of the EOHR in Sohag who accused dr. Christiaan van Nispen to have asked him to establish a...
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