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

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Name Function
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)

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

Anis Frayha (Dr.)

Lebanese scholar who published a book about typical Lebanese vernacular Arabic words and expressions and their sometimes existing relation to antique Semitic languages, like Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.

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 Mikhāʾīl Saʿad (Fr.) (Priest at the Church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga, Canada)

community leader and a priest at the Coptic Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga, Canada

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
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

Anton Wessels (Prof., Dr.)

Dutch scholar of Islam born in 1937. Studied theology and Islam, including Arabic at the Free University in Amsterdam. He was also a student of Jan Gonda (1905-1991), the specialist on Hinduism at Utrecht University. Wessels wrote a thesis on A Modern Arabic Biography of Muhammad A Critical Study of Muhammad Husayn Haykal’s Hayât  Muhammad. Leiden. Brill, 1972. In preparation for this book he stayed two long periods in Cairo and in this way became acquainted with Muslim scholars in Egypt. For several years he taught as an associate professor for Islamic studies at the Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut. In 1977 he was appointed full professor at his alma mater in Amsterdam. He turned out to be a prolific writer whose publications were also read by many beyond the academic world, among them many Muslims. His main publications were about the Qur’an, Islam, Christian-Muslim Relations, and Christianization and secularization in Europe. In 1978 he wrote De Moslimse Naaste, Op weg naar een theologie van de Islam (The Muslim Neighbour. Towards a theology of Islam) in which he recognized, a Christian, the prophethood of Muhammad, not the last prophet as Muslims do but as prophet comparable to the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament. Since Wessels retired from the university in 2003 he stepped up his writing activities. His trilogy understanding Judaism, Christianity, and Islam resulted in The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an. Three Books, Two Cities, One Tale (2013). This book was published in Arabic in 2014 and in Persian in 2017. The second book followed in 2017: A Stranger is Calling: Jews, Christians and Muslims as Fellow Travelers. The third book is The Grand Finale. The Apocalypse in the Tanakh, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon, 2020

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
Antony Blinken (US Secretary of State)
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

Archbishop Antoine Abū Najem

 Archbishop of Antelias

Archbishop Nikolas
Archdeacon Emad Basilios [ʿImād Bāsīliyyūs] (Anglican)
Ariana Grande (Pop singer)
Arie van der Kooij

Professor of   Old Testament Studies, Exegesis, Literature of Ancient Israel, and Religion of Ancient Israel at the Faculty of Theology at Leiden University, 1989–2010.

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.

Arius (Egyptian priest, 256-336 CE)

Arius, 256-336 CE, an Egyptian priest known for the doctrine of Arianism, a non-trinitarian theology.

Arian theology says that Jesus was begotten in time by God the Father and is subordinate to Him.

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)
Armiyyā ʿAbdu Yūsuf (Rev. Fr.)
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 Wadīd (Rev.) (Fr.)

Coptic  priest of the Virgin and St. Paul Church in Karmūz, Alexandria was stabbed at least three times in the neck with a knife on April 7 2022. He was 56.

The convicted killer of Archbishop Arsanious Wadid in Alexandria, Nehru Abdel Moneim Tawfiq, was sentenced to death after a long session in which the 22nd District Alexandria Criminal Court , on Saturday (June 11, 2022)

Arsāniyyūs [Arsenious] (Bishop)

Bishop of Al-Minya

Arthur Jeffery (Dr.)

Australian scholar who published in 1938 the book ‘The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’an.’

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

Ashraf Muṣṭafā
Ashraf Rumayla
Ashraf Ṣādiq

Author; Journalist for Al-Ahrām

Ashraf Ṣubḥī (Dr.)

Egyptian Minister of Youth

Ashraf Thābit

 MP for Salafī al-Nūr Party, deputy president of People’s Assembly

Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ghaffār (Muslim Brotherhood Turkey)

The leader of the Brotherhood in Turkey

Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ghaffūr (Actor)
Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd


Ashraf ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Qināwī (Village Council)
Ashraf ʿAṭṭā (Dr., Rev.)
Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī

Ishʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī (secular name: Wael Saad Tawadros) is charged with the murder of Bishop Epiphanius in the Monastery St. Macarius. Therefore, he was defrocked from the monastery.

Aṣīf Ḥalīm

Founder and director of the Trust of the Nation institute in Surabaya, Indonesia

Asīma Jānū (Author)