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Coptic pages on social media have been circulating the opinion of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], bishop of the churches of downtown Cairo, on the suicide and sexual orientation of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]. 
The suicide of the activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī] has caused controversy on social media in Egypt for the last two days. Some sympathise with her and pray for forgiveness for her, while others attack her and refuse to ask God to have mercy on her. Now Dar al-Iftāʾ joined the controversy and...
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
Italian intern Erica Canova interned between June 11 and July 20, 2019. Erica obtained her Bachelor of Philosophy and Human Sciences (with honours) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, she received a merit award for the best students at university. Erica has a great...
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
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.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that human rights in the western world are not concerned with the directives of religion, of ḥalāl and ḥarām, but rather, to completely remove religion from any area of life. Among these rights is homosexuality, for which the Grand Imam emphasizes...
Breaking news in Egypt – National Council for Human Rights: We rejected recommendations of the Geneva conference on the subject of homosexuals  Dr. Sālih Sālim, member of the National Council for Human Rights, has expressed his solidarity and respect for the decision of the administrative court...
Pope Shenouda decides more reasons for divorce according the Coptic Church teachings.  Pope Shenouda of Alexandria settled the debate about homosexuality considering it adultery and a reason for divorce. He also stated that marriage between Coptic young men and foreign women to get a travel...
In the light of al-Ghad’s publication of the "offensive" supplement which attacked the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wife, the author of the article stresses the need for a consistent application of the law which criminalizes insulting religions.

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