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[Editor in April 2002: This response was written for the RNSAW and at the same time offered for publication to an Egyptian publication. We can no longer trace in our archive which publication this was] Dr. Yehia Ismael Halboush claimed that Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi judges by double standards as he...
Salah Montasir thanks the minister of education for banning the Rodinson’s book and publishes a letter from the minister to himself.
Different scholars and men of religion give their opinions on the issue of teaching Maxim Rodinson.
The author calls for the banning of a book on the prophet Mohammed by Maxim Rodinson that is taught in AUC.
The author objects the decision (mentioned in a previous issue of the RNSAW) of not praying for a priest who passed away because that is not in line with the church-law.
More than 200 Copts from Assiut gathered inside the Cathedral in Abbasiya last Monday to announce to the Pope their objection to separating a part of the bishopric of Manfalout headed by Bishop Antounious.
Dr. Mohammed Sayed Tantawi says the personal status law does not contradict the religious doctrine in any way. The application of the law is, however, the duty of the judge who may use his own judgment.
The declaration of the Sheik Al-Azhar that Bait Al-Ta’a, The institution of forcing the wife who has left the house of her husband to return to it, does not exist in Islamic theology, angered a lot of Muslim scholars.
Dr. Yehia Ismail attacks Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi for defending Dr. Hassan Hanafi. In a comment on this article Dr. van Nispen argues that this attack of Dr. Ismail is unfair because he takes quotes of Hanafi out of context.
An interview with the Pope about the persecution of Copts and the Middle East peace process.
The Shura Council announced a series of changes in the editorial positions of several newspapers and magazines. The most controversial of this was the appointment of Mohammed Abdel Moniem as board chairman and chief editor of the of the weekly magazine Rose Al-Yousef.
A preacher forbids the celebration of Egypt’s most popular feast.
Sheik Tantawi, the sheik of Al-Azhar mosque denied having told the French interior minister that Muslim women in France may forgo wearing the veil in schools according to a report by Agance France Presse, denied by MENA.
The old Islamic houses in Cairo dating from the 17th and 18th century are restored.
Watani, a paper owned by Copts which has always advocated Coptic issues, denounces the proposed American Freedom of Religious Persecution Act. " The use of the terms ’persecution’ and ’racial discrimination’ are very far from the reality of Copts" the paper writes which doesn’t mean there are...
Because of the attack of Selim Naguib, the RNSAW included the full text of the Report of the Council of Churches which concludes "It does not appear that the national government condones any acts of persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt." But " This is not to say that there is no...
The author states that the present crisis also could be a reason to renew the bonds of love and relationships between Muslims and Christians. "We will not achieve safety and security except through a Coptic-Muslim unity that can stand in the face of the new hidden though clear conspiracies." The...
The front of Al-Azhar scholars, a very conservative group opposing sheikh Tantawi, held elections in which several new members were chosen for the front’s leading positions. The new spokesman says he is willing to speak with secularists.
Despite the decree issued by Dr. Hamdi Zakzouk, the Minister of Religious Endowments, that regulates the appointment of preachers many unqualified people are still preaching in mosques around the country. Examples are given.
The arguments against establishing a Christian party.

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