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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
Mrs. Corry-Anne van der Tang, a researcher for the SGP (Reformed Political Party) in the Netherlands and a young graduate of the Faculty of Law gave an interesting presentation about Christian youth living in a Dutch secular society. 
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 relationship between religion and the state is being strengthened in America. But why are they preaching what they do not do themselves? Why are they preaching secularism to the Islamic World when they are strengthening the relationship between religion and the state, which has been going for...
Independent Member of Parliament Muḥammad al-‘Umdah believes that secularism is an English term that indicates separating religion from all forms of life, particularly politics.
The author of the article, through his comments about another article, defends Islamic fundamentalism and refutes the notion that it supports stances like those adopted by terrorist groups.
The author reviews a study on the increasing trends of religiousness in the West which threatens secularism.
Amīnah al-Najjār interviews Dr. Eric Kaufmann, writer of the ’Breeding for God’ article published in the British magazine Prospect.
Egyptian security bodies have released, in complete secrecy, the foreign members of the students’ organization who were arrested with their Egyptian colleagues on charges of embracing Jihād ideology, attempting to overthrow the regime and reviving the Islamic Caliphate.
The author discusses the belief that secularism is the only way of making headway and progress in the Arab world. He critiques Lafīf Lakhdar’s arguments, and considers how relevant they are in reforming Islamic society.
Mu‘taz Billāh ‘Abd al-Fattāh discusses the difference between liberalism and secularism.
Sāmih Fawzī presents a review of a book entitled, ‘Al-Hurrīyah fī -al-Asr Ma’zaq al-Islāh al-Siyāsī wa-al-Muwātanah’ [Bounded Freedom: The Dilemma of Politics and Citizenship] by the secular writer ‘Ādil Jindī. The book provides a definition of secularism, emphasizing the necessity of enforcing it...
Ikrām Lam‘ī refers to the contradiction of the political agenda of Islamist groups in Egypt, who reject a religious president like George Bush, and hail the return of the secular Democratic Party.
The era of the enlightenment was the age of the materialistic and spiritual power that invaded Western Europe, Russia, and the European expansion beyond the Pacific Ocean, now known as America. This age established the value of modernization, where the values of the “white man” became the...
Ibrāhīm Muhammad Hamzah writes about the relationship between fundamentalist groups and democracy.
Subtitle:- Some monks in Saint Samuel’s Monastery broke into the room of a fellow monk and took everything.- Did one of the monks say to the bishop "I will tie you up and send you to the pope with my thanks"The case of Monk Gawargius al-Sa’omuli and goings-on at Saint Samuel’s Monastery.
The author discusses what kind of Middle East will emerge from the “ashes” of the recent conflict in Lebanon. He quotes different opinions on this matter – will a secular Middle East emerge or one controlled by “fanatic” Islamic administrations.
A discussion of tolerance and the relationship between religion and politics in Egypt from the era of Muhammad Ali, through the Nasser and Sadat years and concluding with two choices for the future for Egypt.
The author highlights statements of Egyptian Muftī ‘alī Jum‘a on many important issues related to Islam and Egyptian society.
An assessment of the benefits of secularism and condemnation of the ways in which it has been emptied of its positive content and turned into a form of atheism.

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