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Interview: Cornelis HulsmanThe following article presents an interview between His Royal Highness Prince Hasan Ibn Talal of Jordan, and Drs. Cornelis Hulsman. Issues discussed include Christian emigration from the Arab world, reform, and political issues in the Middle East.
The head of Jordan’s center for archaeological studies has announced that they have found the remains of the world’s oldest church.
Mīrā Mamdūh interviews Madyunis Dibeach, an artist whose engravings depict scenes from the Bible on the walls of the Monastery of St. Sam‘ān.
The article looks at a new religious survey, Freedom in the World, which claims that none of the Christian communities in the Middle East are completely free. The author analyzes the changing face of Christianity in the Middle East and the reasons behind its recent decline.
The Coptic Orthodox Church in Ethiopia believes that the journey of the Holy Family was to Ethiopia, not Egypt.
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...
Many articles focussed on the opinions of religious and political leaders concerning the crisis around the Church of the Nativity. They compared responses from different churches; Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic.
The Israeli siege of the Church of Nativity shows that Arab Christians stand alongside Muslims in the fight against Israel. The newly founded Christian al-Mahd [al-Mahd = nativity, named after the Church of the Nativity] organization places martyrdom operations on their priorities list. The...
All Copts and church leaders in Egypt and all over the world condemned Sharon?s practices against the Palestinians and the fact that the Israeli forces attacked the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and prevented worshipping in it for the first time in history. They asked different countries all...
A discussion of Christians in the Middle East, their history and ongoing struggles.
A few days ago, The Independent published an article entitled, ‘What Would Happen if the Virgin Mary Came to Bethlehem Today?’ by Johann Hari. In an attempt to reveal the agony of Palestinian women under Israeli siege, Hari interviewed a number of women in Bethlehem, whom he said "have been giving...
Bishop Najīb talks about peace on Christmas Eve. It a message for all fellow-citizens of Egypt, whether Muslims or Christians, to live in peace and cooperate to build bridges for the good of this nation.
Ayman al-Tuhāmī presents the story of Jesus’s birth, known as the nativity, as described in the New Testament and the Qur’ān. al- Tuhāmī explains that the major area of theological disagreement between the Qurā’n and the Bible is how each side regards Christ: While the Bible calls him the "Son of...
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited...
Christian organizations have continued their attacks against Muslims, alleging that the persecution of Copts is the most important human rights issue. This was alleged by an organization called the Patriotic Federation of Missionaries and came at the same time as many false accusations from...
This article discusses the historical origins of the Shī’ah - Sunnī conflict; now expressing itself in Iraq.
‘Imarah defines the reasons behind the success of the Islamic state.
The author comments on Youssef Sidhom’s editorial in "Watani" titled "Why did Egyptian Students demonstrate?" He believes that the ideas Sidhom expressed are strange ideas outside the bounds of the Egyptian Orthodox-church, as they do not support the Palestinian struggle against Israel. He also...
Father Basilius comments on what Bishop Bishoi said concerning the teachings of Father Matta and his writings.
The article gives an outline of the Christian Orthodox groups in the Arab world to see which of them can bridge the gap between Islam and the West. In contrast to the Church of Alexandria and Africa of the Greek Orthodox, the Church of Antioch of Syrian Orthodox can be effective in that respect due...

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