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Hānī ‘Imārah, Chairman of the Media People Syndicate, lodged a complaint with Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd against Tony Khalīfah, the Ajra’ Kalām (Daring Talk) show host, citing an episode that he described as “fanning sectarian fitnah between Muslims and Christians”. [Hind ‘Azzām, Rose...
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...
Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, suffered a stroke that led to his death on December 4 in Lebanon, away from his birthplace, Syria 
Michel Aoun, a former Lebanese army commander and currently a politician and leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, warned that changing the regime of Syrian President Bashār al-Assad would wreak havoc with Lebanon and the Christians living inside it.  
In his novel ‘Al-Safīnah al-Ḥamrāʾ, min Bayrūt ilā al-Bahāʾiyīn’ (The Red Ship: From Beirut To The Baha'is’, the Egyptian novelist, Samīr Zakī, deals with a sensitive and thorny theme in some countries in the Arab region, namely, the Baha'i faith. 
Father Ghābryāl Hāshim, Director of the Department of Theological Affairs and Ecumenical Relations of the Middle East Council of Churches, said that Muslims and Christians have been living together in the Middle East for more than 15 centuries. He explained that this shared experience has unique...
"Year of activity" was the slogan of the three churches of Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical communities in Egypt throughout 2018. During the year, the Pope made several rounds abroad along with a group of pastoral visits that serve the members of the three communities.
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, Jordan, published a report entitled “The Christians of Middle East Face Regional Conflicts and Terrorist Attacks”. The report stated that numbers of Christians are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks, for Pope Francis expressed his concern that...
Dr. Mīnā Badī‘ ‘Abd al-Malik reviews the life and contributions of the late Dominican Father George Qanawātī.
Members of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lebanon have received pope Tawadros with splendid happiness. The Pope took part in condolences ceremony of Pope Mar Ignatius, late Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church after which he visited the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lebanon. Bishop Abraham of the...
  The media office of the Lebanese Grand Muftī al-Shaykh Muhammad Rashīd al-Qabbānī issued a fatwá against civil marriage, saying its stipulations contradict with the stipulations of Islam and the Qur'ān. The media office added that the Muftī's son al-Shaykh Rāghib al-Qabbānī got married in a...
The Beirut Arab University launched the Second Egyptian-Lebanese Cultural Forum entitled "Culture in the Arab World from Disintegration to Reconstruction" in cooperation with al-Ahrām Foundation and the Egyptian Lebanese Businessmen Friendship Association. The three-day forum launched last...
Background Yāssīn Jābar was the Lebanese Minister of Economics in 1996. Now he is a member of parliament representing the district of Nabṭiyya. His platform is liberal in its political slant, with an emphasis on Human Rights. Side A In April 1996, the south of Lebanon was attacked by Israel during...
Background: The Khan Murjan is a building located in the souq of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in the 14th century as a caravanserai and it is considered by many historians and scholars to be a notable piece of the city’s architecture. The structure was in poor shape for over two centuries, but was...
The Near East school of Theology is an interdenominational protestant Seminary. The majority of the students in Near East School of Theology come from four Protestant denominations: Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian Arab and Armenian Evangelica These denomination can be found all over the Middle...
Interview Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Date of interview 17th of April, 2018 Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Interview between Simone Osterwald and Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Length: 1:02:30 Recorded with agreement of all involved persons Transcribed and edited version by Simone and Diana Simone: When you...
The Middle East Council Of Churches (MECC) And The Egyptian Council Of Churches (ECC) Organize Vespers In Support Of Unity The Middle East Council of Churches -MECC- is a religious authority that includes the four Christian denominations in the Middle East: the Coptic and Eastern Orthodox, the...
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
The first Arab woman priest in the Middle East, Rev. Rūlā Sulaymān, presbyter of the National Evangelist Presbyterian Church of Tripoli, Lebanon, was officially appointed as a pastor of the church in August 2009.
The article reviews the Lebanese film The Insult [the Arabic title is Case No. 23], which snatched the attention in al-Gūna [al-Jūnah] Film Festival, Egypt, because of its courageous approach in tackling the critical issue of religious affiliation in the Arab world in a dramatic climax of an...

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