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Karīm Kamāl, president of the ‘Union of Copts for the Homeland’, praised the decision of Theophilus III, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan, of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in protest against Israeli practices, describing it...
The key to encouraging people to respect other’s beliefs is education, believes Dr. Amīn Makram ‘Ubayd. According to him, state schools should promote the brotherhood of all citizens, not the followers of one religion above the others.   An ideal state school system should be non religious, but...
Whenever a terrorist operation occurs, voices calling for convening an international anti-terrorism conference crescendo. Recently the build-up has been such that this conference seems to be billed as a solution to terrorism. In fact it is a fantasy to which we should not surrender our minds.
The Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine has completed its historical mission and has vanquished Israel and established a national Palestinian state. That is why we were not surprised to read its shady statement in which it called on Moqtada Al-Sadr to burn all Iraqi oil. The movement, after...
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria met with the Grand Imām of the Azhar Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī to congratulate him on the Greater Bairam.
It is not true that the movie Kingdom of Heaven has been fair to Arabs and tolerant of Islam. On the contrary, it supported the everlasting Western theory of depicting European commanders as having immense human kindness and that they only enter wars for the sake of the people, while the Arabs...
For the first time in the history of world cinema, the accusations, dished out against one of the movies, were of bias in favor of the Arabs versus European fanatics. For the first time also, the ball is now in the court of the Christian fundamentalists in the United States and Europe, who now...
The World Council of Churches, called on the Israeli government to ‘stop the building the separation wall on Palestinian occupied territory and retreat,” that is to remove the wall. The council admitted “Israel’s legitimate security concerns,” but it pointed out that the separation fence hinders...
The US Copts Association issued a statement emphasizing its commitment to Egyptian issues and its support for the Palestinian issue. It declared its solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle to free their land from Israeli occupation. The statement also refuted claims about its...
More than 10,000 Muslims and Christians attended the ?National Conference to Support the Palestinians? that was held in the St. Mark Cathedral upon the call of Pope Shenouda. The conference was an expression of Egyptians? objection to the Israeli practices against the Palestinians. Pope Shenouda...
Prof. Andreas van Agt explained great changes in the cultural climate of north-western Europe in the pasty decades, becoming more hostile to religion and certainly not only Islām. Muslims needs to understand those changes in order to be able to respond better to European critique on Islām and the...
A few days ago, The Independent published an article entitled, ‘What Would Happen if the Virgin Mary Came to Bethlehem Today?’ by Johann Hari. In an attempt to reveal the agony of Palestinian women under Israeli siege, Hari interviewed a number of women in Bethlehem, whom he said "have been giving...
Pope Shenouda warns against the dangers of the Israeli policies and the international Zionist powers supporting them. He warns against the fact that Israel aims at hebronizing Jerusalem, vacating it from its Palestinian Muslim and Christian children and turning it into an eternal capital for...
‘Ubayd discusses the history of various forms of Christianity, from Arab Christians to Eastern Christians, and the problems that are still remain to overcome.
Pope Shenouda said that he will not visit Jerusalem without his Muslim brothers and that he cannot visit Jerusalem with an Israeli entry visa. But if he woud receive a visa from president Yasser Arafat, he would go. He added that visiting Jerusalem under Israeli occupation amounts to normalization...
The Sheikh of Azhar’s withdrawal of his call to Muslims to visit the Aqs...
The ninth Islamic Conference concluded its summit in Doha with a long detailed statement including a call to end all types of normalization with Israel, economic aid for the Palestinians and a lifting of sanctions on Iraq. The most surprising outcome of the summit was a break of hostility...
The ninth Islamic Summit started in al-Doha, in Qatar, with a spirit of understanding and agreement on all the issues on its agenda. However, there were conflicts regarding the issue of boycotting Israel. The Palestinian representative was able to achieve a compromise that gives the members the...
The Egyptian press exposed religious authorities’ and intellectuals’ points of view regarding the violent confrontations between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces; in his interview with al-Musawwar, the Shaykh of the Azhar condemned the Israeli trespassing of al-Aqsá mosque....
In an interview aired on Radio London, Pope Shenouda freely expressed both his personal and the Church’s official position on what the future of Jerusalem should be. Sout al-Azhar published Pope Shenouda’s responses to the interviewer’s questions. In a two-page story, Rajab al-Banna of October...

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