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Al-Nūr Party has warned against amending the article. Dr. Sha’baān Abdal ‘Alīm, the assistant secretary general of the party, stated that amending the third article may allow the marriage of gays and stated that Islam only recognizes Christianity and Judaism.  Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, the vice president...
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.
Father Hānī Bākhūm, spokesman for the Coptic Catholic Church, stated that the decision taken by Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican on the abolition of the death penalty[1] from the Catechism of the Catholic Church reflects a doctrinal development and a...
During his presentation of the 5th edition on the three-volume set titled “Eastern Catholicism”, Prefect of the congregation for Eastern Catholic Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri said that he had witnessed the solidarity and unity of Egypt’s Christians and Muslims during the demonstrations of...
Spokesperson of Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, Fr. Hānī Bākhūm, commented on the arrest of a 20-year-old Somali man by the Italian police, suspected of having been a member of the ISIL, or Arabic Dāʿish, and who had threatened to bomb St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
Al-Taḥrīr interviewed the diocesan Bishop of Viterbo, Lino Fumagalli before his departure to Cairo. Heading the first Italian pilgrimage delegation to the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the representative of the Vatican expressed his joy to revisit Egypt, in particular Luxor and Aswān. He...
The Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile resumed its two-day emergency meeting held at the Evangelical Church in al-Azbakīyah, Cairo, to discuss a number of pastoral issues, including the church’s relationship with Evangelical churches outside Egypt that permit same-sex marriages and ordination of...
The author details, analyzes and evaluates two of the several important significances of the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt. The first significance is that the Pontiff’s choice of Egypt to be his destination confirms his awareness of the importance of Egypt’s historical and continuing role in...
Mona Abu Senna [Munā Abū Sanna]: Fighting corruption requires tackling the economy Mona Abu Senna: Political leadership is not solely responsible for high prices Mona Abu Senna: Economic measures are right so as to prevent the collapse of the state Murad Wehbe [Murād Wahiba] : Fundamentalism...
As part of his pastoral visit to Ireland, Pope Tuwāḍrūs II met with Irish President Michael Higgins and met today with the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin.
Relation religion and democracyIn this presentation I would like to outline that the basis for a democracy is in the first place the recognition of the equality and dignity of man and therefore the freedom of religion. And that subsequently a democratic system is base don that, characterised by the...
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...
“Glorious Appearing” is one of the best-selling books today in America. The book is about the last days and the Second Coming of Christ. The novel portrays Christ as a cruel man who seeks revenge on non-Christians. When Christ raises his right hand, all non-Christians gather before him and then...
Predominant contemporary Western discourse directed to the Islamic world is not any better than the discourse of imperialistic invasions in modern history. The ecclesiastic discourse that was intended to convert all Muslims to Christianity. The Catholic Church discourses reject co-existence between...
The visit of Shaykh Qaradawi to the UK trigged angry British media responses. The Shaykh was described as an extremist, a radical and a hard-liner. Shaykh Qaradawi’s support of martyrdom operations carried out by Palestinians and his calls for punishing homosexuals were highlighted as evidence of...
More than twenty-five articles in the Arabic newspapers are dedicated to the issue of eliminating religious signs in French schools and its relationship to secularism. President Jacques Chirac?s speech on this issue has provoked contradictory reactions, not only inside the French community,...
Criticism of a documentary film on the Holy Virgin aired by the B.B.C. The film claims that Mary was not a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus Christ and that Jesus was the outcome of a relationship she had with a Roman leader.
The war on Iraq has ended. However, the role religion plays in it is still questioned. Some authors believe it cannot be viewed outside a religious framework and others warn against the danger of associating it with religion.
Questioning the religious dimension of the war on Iraq is the focus of many articles covering the war. Different publications shed light on Bush’s religious background in an effort to establish a link between his religious tendencies and the war. Others wonder whether the war is a new crusade...
The religious dimension of the war on Iraq has been and still is the focus of articles covering the war. This is in addition to news items about Kurdish Islamic groups being attacked by the US and comments on fundamentalist Islam in the light of the war. For the first time, the role of the media or...

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