Is it possible for a society that is built upon pluralism of races, ethnicity, and cultures to have a unifying identity independent of its distinct racial, ethnic and cultural components? Is it unrealistic to believe in a unilateral cultural identity? Put another way, is E Pluribus Unum a viable national credo in today s world?
Ever since I was a child, certain questions occupied my mind; I was always curious about western leaders, political groups and even normal people.
A Petition Seeking to Establish the Separation of Religion from the State as a Precondition for True Democracy in the Middle East
We, the undersigned, resolve that the right of all individuals to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief is fundamental to achieving true democracy. This right is articulated in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Today Tuesday December 16, 2008, it has been decided to renew (for 15 more days) the custody of our sister Zainab Said Abdel-Aziz who has converted to Christianity and goes by the Christian name of Martha Samuel Makar (24 years) and her husband Fadl Thabet (32 years, Christian).
A woman was arrested at Cairo Airport while traveling to Russia with her husband. She was caught when her name appeared on the observation list of people prevented from leaving the country.
The International Society for Human Rights nominates Coptic Priest Metaos Wahba as “prisoner of the month of November 2008”
The International Society for Human Rights nominates Coptic Priest Metaos Wahba as "prisoner of the month of November 2008"
At 03.00 am on Sunday 14th December the Egyptian State Security officers at â€œEl Pharanaâ€, Alexandria, in a barbaric-style operation arrested:
Thousands of Muslims, who were angered by Copts celebrating mass in the Zagazig Dioceses Hospitality Hall on 10th December, gathered in the village of Kafr Farag Guirgis, in an attempt to attack the building. TThousands of Muslims Attempt Again to Attack Copts During Prayers
A turist bus carrying fifty Coptic prrotestant was turned over
From World Magazine by Mindy Belz What happens when an elderly Coptic priest takes to the airwaves and the internet to confront Islam? Death threats, conversions, and a global following. At 28 minutes before air time, an assistant is lint-rolling Father Zakaria Botros' cassock, polishing the pectoral cross he wears over it and giving the dark circles beneath his eyes a last smudge of makeup from a cosmetics sponge. The studio lights are on, the clock is running, and assistants are checking a pair of teleprompters. Two full glasses of water, one for Botros and one for his guest, stand ready at opposite ends of the table where the men will sit.