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Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
Coptic Christians in an Egyptian village have been under attack by Muslim neighbours since Sunday over a property row which first began in 2012, according to persecution charity International Christian Concern (ICC). Cornelis Hulsman: the entire story is based on one two Christian sources in the...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 29, 2012. Despite the best efforts of Christian and Muslim revolutionaries, the first free presidential election in Egypt's history has resulted in an all-too-familiar choice: old regime vs. Islamists. The nation's Supreme Presidential...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 31, 2012. The first free election in Egypt's history has captured headlines worldwide with its unexpected runoff between a Mubārak regime figure and a Muslim Brotherhood leader. Less known is that 17 Coptic evangelical leaders met with...
Pope Shenouda, the controversial yet beloved head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, passed away on Saturday after 40 years of leading and reforming the ancient Christian communion. His death complicates the uncertain position of Orthodox believers—who represent 90 percent of Egyptian...
This article was first published in: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/marchweb-only/behindegyptrevolution.html Editor AWR: Paul-Gordon Chandler gives a good picture of Christian and Muslim cooperation which does exist but he neglects the negative examples and thus his presentation has...
There is much to make Christians in Egypt anxious about their relationship with Muslims. On January 1, a suicide bomb killed 23 people at an Alexandria church, and today's resignation of President Hosni Mubarak signals changes that may make Christians' presence more precarious. It's no wonder that...
The following article presents the full text of the interview with His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan.
The following article presents a text from Christianity Today, discussing an interview between His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Ibn Talal and Drs. Cornelis Hulsman. He discusses his drive to preserve the Arab Christian world.
The article discusses the potential origins of the conflict surrounding the monastery of Abu Fana.
The author comments on Pope Benedicts XVI’s controversial statement while making extreme statements about the nature of Islam.
Jerry Falwell’s appearance in a 60 Minutes broadcast sparked international Islamic protest, political fallout, and a fatwa calling for his death. The article contains interviews with Islamic experts, Christian theologians, and observers to summarize the event and put it into perspective.
This article, written for Christianity Today immediately following the tragic death of Pastor Dave Petrescue, reflects on his work at Maadi Community Church (M.C.C.).
Martin Accad argues that there are many misunderstandings about certain realities in the Middle East, the first of which has to do with the use of the term "terrorist." He also discusses apocalyptic forms of Islam and Christianity, and how people can help the situation.
Sharp questions have flared up concerning the independence of the Egyptian judicial system after the Criminal Court of Sohag sentenced only two of 95 defendants on February 27 in a retrial for the deaths of 21 Christians in and around the village of al-Kosheh in late 1999 and early 2000. The...
The Pact of Umar is a document purportedly signed by Umar, the second caliph. It is the source of the restrictive regulations on non-Muslims embedded in the Shari´a. It has been used as the model for Muslims´ treatment of dhimmis [protected non-Muslims] from the Middle Ages down to today...
An investigation, carried out with help of AWR editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman, into the events surrounding the riots in Alexandria on Friday, October 21, 2005.
The congregation of St. George’s Memorial Church, the Anglican church in Baghdad fears the loss of its entire lay leadership.
Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics… The Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an...
A Western Christian review of the Kingdom of Heaven Chattaway calls the film nuanced and complex. Kingdom of Heaven focuses not only on the conflict between the opposing armies, but on the debates within both camps over what God’s will might be. The review ends with questions for its Christian...

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