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Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
  In a special statement to el-Wady News, Lūqa Radhī, a representative of the Archbishop of Mary and John Qūsiyya said that atheism is not as common an occurrence as thought, but that government officials need to accept that God made humans with free will and should choose to worship God without...
In an interview hosted by Ṣada al-Balad, Dr. Rev. Andrīyya Zakī of the Coptic Evangelical Church declared that marriage of homosexual has no theological grounds, and cannot be therefore accepted by the Church, stressing that the Church does not close her door to anyone.
This book attempts to expand the reader’s mind. Harari seeks to explain sapiens’ biological and social development, which explains how today’s society developed and functions, including how religions and political ideologies have been formed, from tribal deities limited to specific regions or...
Here is the transcription of a report by France 24 on the  proposal of criminalising atheism. It can be viewed  here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1cQOEZieC0).   In Egypt, parliamentarians are working on a project to criminalise not having a faith. Many of them refused to speak  about this...
In an attempt to monitor the situation of Copts around the world, we observe in Australia the visit of Bishop Rāfāʾīl, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, in Canada the struggle of Copts against sex education, and in America a verdict of 175 years in prison for assaulting minors.
The Minister of [Religious] Endowments, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿā, said that in Egypt 120 minarets are calling for truth, stressing that al-Azhar Mosque promotes moderate Islam in the world.  
Al-Azhar has finally decided to take serious steps towards tackling a so far unspoken issue, the minefield of atheism. This is a phenomenon that started spreading among Egyptian youth, on the wake of the violent social and political changes that Egypt underwent lately, even though the...
Is atheism a new challenge for the Egyptian society? A question that is often raised on whether it is a new phenomenon or only a matter that concerns a small number of young people influenced by social networking. The number of those who recognize atheism cannot be identified in the absence of...
US State Department religious freedom report of 2015 said that the Egyptian government failed in responding to preventing sectarian violence in some cases, especially in the cities remote from the capital, Cairo. Despite the involvement of governmental officials in the customary reconciliation...
Egypt's senior official reaffirmed the invalidity of claims and allegations made about Egypt in the report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) by stating that the report is not based on established facts, but is rather contrary to the reality in some of the...
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...
In this interview Adonis, a Syrian poet and writer, criticizes the way Muslims think at present, saying Muslims fall into severe contradictions when they use modern technology and at the same time reject the mentalities that made them.
In his book Nothing’s Scared, playwright and stand-up comedian, Lewis Black refutes this argument and claims that the American people no longer care about religion. Black includes references to Mormonism and polygamy.
The Clinton administration is considering dropping Libya from the US list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism and Syria may not be far behind, according to a Congressional research report. "Libyan sponsorship of terrorism has declined to the point at which the administration is considering...
During the last weeks, the secularists claimed that Islam rejects art and considers it its enemy. But the Islamic view is that real art is the one which elevates the soul, purifies it from all evils and raises it to different cultural and mental levels.
Secularism in the West is different from that in the East. The secularists have different principles especially concerning patriotism and national unity. In the East, they despise morals and everything that is represented by it.
[also published in Al-Sha’ab, April 13, 1999] The article gives some background on Salman Rushdie.
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