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Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
The Discovery Channel recently broadcast a documentary entitled, ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus,’ which claims that Jesus was not resurrected and that his remains were found near Jerusalem. The author believes that it is a Jewish attempt to prove that both Christianity and Islam are fabricated religions,...
‘Ādil Jirjis analyses what Bishop Bīshūy said about the ‘Da Vinci Code’ book and film.
The expected conference for Coptic Orthodox youth on the ‘Da Vinci Code’ novel and discord between Pope Shenounda and Father Mattá al- Maskīn and Max Michel has already sparked controversy.
Al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī interviews the owner of al-Dār al -‘Arabīyah Li-al-‘Ulūm[Reviewer: The Arab publishing house for sciences], who is also the Lebanese publisher of Dan Brown’s best selling book, ’The Da Vinci Code.’
Political reform means overall reform with no exceptions and the empowerment of all social classes. The author reports on debates at the People’s Assembly over the representation of women in Parliament and questions why Christians are not represented.
The recent decision of the People’s Assembly to ban ‘The Da Vinci Code’ has provoked considerable controversy amongst Egyptian intellectuals, dividing opinions between those who defended the movie on grounds of freedom of expression and those who condemned it as blasphemous and misleading.
The author talks about a discussion he participated in about ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and freedom of expression in Egypt.
The Egyptian parliament yesterday debated the movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ at the request of several Coptic members, who demanded a ban on both the movie and the book for being blasphemous to Jesus Christ. The Egyptian minister of culture, Dr. Fārouq Husnī, vowed to ban the movie and to pull the...
The author, Father Rafīq Grish, the head of the press center of the Catholic College in Egypt, publishes a study about Dan Brown’s controversial novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ in a bid to refute the book that sold over 50 million copies all over the world and was adapted into a movie shown for the...
The planned screening of The Da Vinci Code in Egypt has been met with strong opposition from church leaders. Arguing that “forbidden fruit is sweet,” Hānī Labīb believes that the ban on the movie will encourage more people to see the movie.
The Egyptian churches have agreed not to seek a ban on Dan Brown’s controversial movie but will instead launch anti-Da- Vinci-Code campaign.
When first published, the “DaVinci Code” was banned from many Arab nations, including Egypt and Lebanon. The film version is now also being banned in many nations, but it will play in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE. There is a fear, however, that the censoring of the film may serve to increase...
The Islamic-Christian Institution in Jordan has recently issued a statement in which it condemned The Da Vinci Code, saying the movie is a direct assault on Christ which hurts the religious sentiments of both Muslims and Christians.
Fādī Habashī interviews Bishop Mousā, the bishop of youth, and discusses with him the current problems Copts are facing.
Daniel Henninger argues that given the popularity of ‘The Da Vinci Code’, conspiracy theories clearly have no limits.
Discussions within the Christian church over ‘The Da Vinci Code’ film, and whether or not the film should be censored.
AWR writes about claims that Muslims are funding the movie ‘The Da Vinci Code’, and calls for one standard for all, pointing out that Muslims alone should not be attacked for cashing in on ‘The Da Vinci Code’, since Christian publishing houses have also published the book.
Another review of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ movie.
Criticism of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ not for its religious arguments, but this time for being a bad movie.

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