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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. 
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
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...
Egyptian writer and editor-in-chief of al-Mubtadaʾ, Hānī Labīb said during an interview broadcast on Egyptian Radio 9090 that he rejects the use of the phrase ‘Coptic Diaspora’ to describe Egyptian Christians immigrants who were labeled as such for the first time by President Muḥammad Anwar al-...
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, an advisor to the president and deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, accused the secular elite of beleaguering the president and his party.
The exaggeration on references to religion in the constitution will definitely do away with all values of genuine democracy and equality among all citizens without any discrimination between Muslims and Christians or men and women
The presidential candidates, al- Sīsī and Sabāhī, made strong statements against the Muslim Brotherhood group that show that they will not be able to play any political role in the aftermath of the presidential elections.
Al- Sīsī’s statements in which he said he is “a Muslim who loves his religion” has angered the secularist movements and Coptic activists who stated that he should not have made such a  statement.
Yesterday, Tuesday, Hamdī al-Asyūtī said in the Secular Salon that the accusation of contempt of religion is the easiest way of taking revenge on anybody who is in opposition. He further condemned the displacement of Coptic families in Egypt
In his interview to al-Miṣrī al-Yawm, Ḥakīm al-Qaruwī‎, also spelled Hakim al-Karoui, adviser of French President Macron explained that the French administration has been working on this project since 2016 as a comprehensive project for Islam, a project not only for Muslims in France, but is...
The former French Minister of Family Nadine Monroe has stirred much controversy recently when she stated that its is the duty of French women to wear the bikini.
Kamāl Zākhir, Founder of the Secular Coptic Current (SCC), announced that the SCC will organize its 6th conference by next October, indicating that it will present an Egyptian national vision regarding the problems associated with the erection of churches and the Coptic monasticism. 
The liberal Moroccan writer Saʿīd Nāshīd views that the pattern of religion inherited from the jurisprudence of the imperial ages is no longer convenient for the age of the nation state. What is more, it constitutes a direct threat to peace and security. In his interview with “Al-Dustūr”, Nāshīd...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman, a Dutch Protestant Christian theologian and researcher in the Old Testament, religion, conflict and peacebuilding, believes ecumenism between Christians, Muslims and Jews should be seriously considered. Stegeman’s arguments are given and so is the critique on her arguments by...
Doctor Muḥammad Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti of Egypt, has attempted to define the dividing lines in the integrative relationship between religion and the state. In his speech, delivered at a symposium held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Grand Mufti defined the ways in which the Egyptian...
Egyptian columnist and author, Jamāl Abū al-Ḥusn, compares the most famous two models of secularism in the United States and France to the model of secularism in Egypt.
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.
Media presenter and physician Dr. Khālid Muntaṣir said that his new TV program “Yatafakkarūn - contemplative thought aims to respond to an important issue that surges when we, Muslims, find ourselves at odds with “modernity”. He points out that modernity has rules, among them the separation between...
On July 10, al-Maṣrī al-Yawm published a reader’s message under the title “The Martin Luther of Egypt” [you can read the English translation here]. The reader, who identified himself as being Muslim, requested anonymity on what concerns his name.

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