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Al-Ahram columnist Anis Mansour wrote that Jesus Christ had a half-brother called James. He claimed this piece of information came from the Bible. The reaction of Muslims and Copts to what he wrote was very angry. A Coptic thinker commented on it and explained the Biblical verses speaking about...
During recent cultural forums and seminars organized by bodies affiliated to the Christian denominations in Egypt, many have been calling for “renewing the Coptic religious discourse.” These calls have increased lately, which makes them suspicious, especially in the light of the presence of an...
The pillar on which a society stands is the principle of citizenship, which means that duties and rights should emanate exclusively from affiliation to the nation. The society, likewise, can never be considered civilian without the state itself being civilian, body and soul.
Archpriest Zakariya Boutros is the host of a regular television programme aired by al-Hayat Christian satellite channel. His talk focuses on Islam, refuting what he describes as ‘its invalid principles’. I object to Fr Zakariya’s talk on two counts. First, his talks move the comparative religious...
The division of Muslims and Christians in a county like Egypt with its historical and demographic interconnection is next to impossible. So it requires the staunch efforts of all extremist factions to keep the fire ablaze.
Archpriest Zakarīyā Butrus is in a kind of alliance with the shaykhs and leaders of the extremist camp, whose fatwas have been causing a commotion for more than three decades.
The scenes of massive Coptic outrage expressed in Cairo last December in reaction to the questionable conversion to Islam by Wafaa’ Qostatin [Wafā’ Costantine]- priest’s wife- and again last month in Fayoum [al-Fayyoum] to protest the dubious conversion of two medical students, require the utmost...
Bishop Mousa’s response to Coptic demonstrations being an overreaction and the major influence of rumors. Anti-Christian and anti-Muslim publications in Egypt are increasing.
The recent scene of Coptic anger [over Costantine’s issue] pushes us to evade any sentimental debate. The policy of temporary solutions will not cure the cause and the Egyptian street will be facing more problems or even collisions with unpredictable results.
The Bible says “no divorce except for marital unfaithfulness.” Pope Shenouda insists on applying the Biblical text literally thinking, that he should obey God, not the people.

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