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In this article, Ḥusayn Sirāj writes about a book recently published in Italy entitled, ‘Passover of Blood.’ The controversial book confirms Jewish blood libel claims.
A group of American neo-conservatives and controversial Muslim and ex-Muslim figures from the Arab world hold a conference in Florida aimed at secularizing Islām.
Held in Paris recently, the conference, which witnessed no official Egyptian participation for 30 years now, called for putting the Coptic antiquities on the Egyptian tourist map and recommended the establishment of independent departments of Coptology at Egyptian universities
Egyptian newspapers gave considerable space to the issue of the expected banning of the Islamic veil in France. Discussions of the issue reached their peak last Wednesday, December 17, when President Jacques Chirac called for a new law banning the wearing of head scarves for Muslim girls, of...
In an interview with al-Wafd, Usāmah Muṣṭafá Hasan Nasr, otherwise known as Abū ‘Umar al-Miṣrī, spoke about his alleged abduction by CIA agents from a Milan street to Egypt where he was imprisoned and interrogated.
Minister of Endowments Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq received an invitation to visit the Vatican next May to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and the Vatican.
Shaykh of the Azhar Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī asserted that he had not yet announced his final approval to visit the Vatican, stating that the decision as to whether to approve or reject the visit requires deliberation and would not be made until the Azhar receives a formal invitation from Pope...
A discussion of Christians in the Middle East, their history and ongoing struggles.
A description of a visit to the Convent of St. Dimyānah on the Occasion of the festival of Saint Dimyānah whereby Metropolitan Bīshūy provided the delegation with a detailed explanation of Coptic traditions related to the convent. Dr. Picard noted differences between the way Metropolitan Bīshūy and...
The heartbreak in all institutional religion is the disaster of clerical and ecclesiastical self-assertion. How dark the institutions of any church can become. The greatest tragedy of all lies in the lives of the humble Christians of any country who are oppressed by the powers that be. Watson...

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