List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
Amīra Hass
Amīra Huwaydī


Amīra Ibrāhīm


Amīra Jirjis
Amīra Malash

Egyptian journalist at al-Fajr newspaper

Amīra Raḍwān
Ammūniyūs ʿĀdil [Amonious] (Bishop) (Rev. Fr.)
Āmna Naṣīr (Dr.)

Professor of Islamic Doctrine and Philosophy

Āmna Nuṣayr (Professor)
Amy Small (Rabbi)

past president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association. 

Anas Abū Shādī [Anas Aboshady] (Shaykh, Dr.)
Anas al-Fiqī [Anas al-Fiki] (Mr.)

Egyptian Minister of Information (Since 2005), Former Minister of Youth

Anas al-Takrītī
Anas Ibn Mālik (Shaykh)

Islamic jurist; Companion of the Islamic prophet Muḥammad

Anatoly Chubais (Mr.)
Anba Armīa; Pope Shīnūda' secretary: Shīnūda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Anba Paula (Bishop of Tanta)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Danish politician; the 12th and current Secretary General of NATO; former Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009)

Andrāwus Ḥabīb Buqṭur (Father)

Tarshub, Izbet Iskandar Ayyub

Andrāwus ʿAzīz Sulaymān (Father)

Defrocked Coptic Orthodox priest; Known for his liberal opinions and opposition to Pope Shenouda; Author

André Seebregts
Andrea Busse (Pastor)
Andrea Riccardi
Andreas "Dries" van Agt (Dr.)

Dutch Prime Minister (1977-1982); Minister of Justice (1971-1977); Lawyer. Professor

Andreas Kaplony (Prof., Dr.)

professor of Islamic Studies at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Zurich and a co-editor of the journal "Islam" and the series "Studies in the History and Culture of the Middle East

Andrew Clart
Andrew de Carpentier

Leader of the The Holy land Institute for the Deaf

Andrew Hammond


Andrew Hussey

English author living in Paris 

Andrew White (Rev.)

President of Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East; Vicar of St George's Church in Baghdad (Iraq)

Andrīyya Zakī Asṭfānūs [Andrea Zaki Stephanous] (Dr., Rev.)

He is president of the Protestant Community of Egypt and General Director of the Evangelical Coptic Organization for Social Services. Graduated in Social Development and Ph.D. in religions and theologies, Author of two books in Arabic and one English.

Ane Skov Birk

Danish AWR intern (Dedi program 2007)

Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)

Chancellor of Germany (Since 2005); Member of CDU

Angeline Eijsink (Dutch MP)
Angelo Andrew

Southern Sudanese Christian refugee emigrated to the US, and was part of a large Southern Sudanese community in Maʿadī, Cairo.

Angus Blair (Mr. )

the President of the Signet Institute

Anīs Manṣūr

Egyptian intellectual; Author

Anīsa Ḥassūna
Anja Dalgaard-Nilesen
Anjīlūs (Bishop of North Shubra)

was until end of 2017 Coptic Orthodox diocesan Bishop of Northern USA

Anjilūs Jirjis ‎(Fr.)
Anjīlūs (Bishop, Coptic Orthodox Church of the U.K.)
Anjīlūs al-Naqādī

 the representative of the Egyptian Church in Addis Ababa

Anjīlūs Isḥaq (Rev. Fr.)
Ann Coulter
Anna Hager
Anne Patterson (American Ambassador)

U.S. ambassador to Egypt in 2013

Anne van der Bijl

Founder of Open Doors 

Annemarie Graf (Missionary)
Annemarie Schimmel (Prof., Dr.)

German Orientalist (1922-2003); wrote extensively about Islam, held various University posts, authored over 80 books

Anonymous Member of al-Waṭan Party (Interviewee)
Ansīmus [Onsimus] (Pastor)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair [Tony Blair] (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

British Prime Minister (1997-2007)

Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy

 French linguist and orientalis

Antoine ʿĀdil [Antoine Adel] (Maspero Youth Union)

The leader of the Maspero Youth Union

Antonin Jaussen (friar) ‎

founder of the Dominican Friar Library in Cairo in 1928

António Guterres (Portuguese Diplomat)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1995 - 2002 Prime Minister of Portugal

Antonius Najīb
Anṭūn Sīdhum

Late founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Waṭanī newspaper; Father of Yūsuf Sidhum

Anṭūniyyūs al-Anṭūnī (Father)

Monk and deputy of the Monastery of St. Anthonius; Author

Anṭūniyyūs al-Awūrshalīm [Antonios al-Orshaleme] (General Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem)

General Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Anṭūniyyūs al-Barāmūsī [Antonius al-Baramusi] (Father)

Pope Shenouda’s secretary

Anṭūniyyūs al-Jyūrjī [Antonius al-Georgy] (Father)

Defrocked monk of the Saint George monastery in al-Khaṭāṭbah / Monufia

Anṭūniyyūs al-Siryānī (Monk)
Anṭūniyyūs Fahmī (Father)

Priest of Mar Girgis Church in Alexandria

Anṭūniyyūs Ḥanīn (Father)

Priest of Holy Virgin Mary Church in Los Angeles

Anṭūniyyūs Najīb [Antonius Naguib] (Cardinal, Patriarch)

Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria (since 2006)

Anṭūniyyūs Thābit (Rev.)
Anṭūniyyūs Zakī (Father)
AnṭūniyyūsʿAzīz Mīna (Bishop)

Bishop of Manfalout, Assiut

Anwar al-Ḥawwārī

Editor-in-chief of al-Wafd newspaper

Anwar al-Jaʿfarī


Anwar al-Sādāt (Late Egyptian President)
Anwar Iskandar ‎(Rev.)

legal advisor for the Adventists of Egypt

Ariana Grande (Pop singer)
Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister)

Prime minister of Israel (2001-2006)

Arietta Papaconstantinou (Dr.)

Arietta Papaconstantinou's research interests cover the religious, social and economic history of Egypt and the Near East during the transition from the Roman empire to the Caliphate.

Arlen Specter (Senator)

The senior United States senator from Pennsylvania

Arlette Khoury


Armāniyyūs al-Minyāwī

Editor-in-Chief of al-Nahr newspaper; Excommunicated monk

Armiyyā (Bishop)

Secretary of Pope Shenouda III

Armiyyā Makram Shafīq (Father)
Arnd Wesemann (Mr.)
Arne H. Fjeldstad (Dr.)

Norwegian scholar; Fellow at the International Institute for Communication Excellence at Oxford University; AWR Board member

Arne Melchior (Danish Politician)


Arsāniyyūs [Arsenious] (Bishop)

Bishop of Al-Minya

Arthur Stanley Tritton (Historian, Islamic Scholar)

 A British historian and scholar of Islam. He was appointed Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Arwā Ḥassan


Aryn Baker

Chief-editor of the Middle East section of Time Magazine

Asad ad-Dīn Shīrkūh bin Shādhī (Shirkuh)
Ashley Maqqār

Author; Freelance journalist based in New York

Ashod Mnatsakanyan (Armenian Orthodox Bishop)

Primate of the Armenian Orthodox Diocese in Egypt

Ashraf Abū al-Rīsh


Ashraf al-Khaṭṭāb

an Egyptian Muslim involved in dialogue, who emigrated to the Netherlands.

Ashraf al-Saʿad

Egyptian Businessman; Former owner of as-Saʿad Investment Company

Ashraf al-ʿArabī (Minister of Planning)
Ashraf al-ʿAshmāwī

Deputy of the Supreme State Security Prosecution

Ashraf Anīs‎

founder of the Right to Life Movement, Egypt

Ashraf Badr al-Dīn
Ashraf Hilāl

President of the Supreme State Security Prosecution