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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
Christianity and Islam were the main focus of interreligious dialogue in the summer school. Not all participants, however, were adherents of those two religions. Some participants identified as being atheist, agnostic, or spiritualist. Two participants that identified as spiritualist presented...
Mrs. Corry-Anne van der Tang, a researcher for the SGP (Reformed Political Party) in the Netherlands and a young graduate of the Faculty of Law gave an interesting presentation about Christian youth living in a Dutch secular society. 
The 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom in the Arab World by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. government provides estimates about religious belief in various countries but figures are disputed. The percentage of Christians, Jews, Shīʿa Muslims and nonbelievers is definitely higher...
On December 28, the Administrative Court of Alexandria issued a court decision rejecting a lawsuit that required the authorities to allocate land for cemeteries to non-adherents of the three religions, and to citizens of the Baha’i faith [Bahāʾī] whose religious domain on their official papers is...
The lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl Mīkhāʾīl, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church has brought a lawsuit against the Ministry of Interior calling for the removal of religion from the National Identity Card.
Al-Ḥurra recently aired an episode of its program “Debatable” that discussed the Bahāʾī religion.  In it, host Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā asked the question, “how do Bahāʾīs having houses of worship harm you as a Muslim or Christian?”
During a recorded speech given to students at the Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East, Pope Tawāḍrūs II said that God sent the Coronavirus plague to serve as a warning to mankind to watch itself as it develops technology and makes new discoveries.  He added that mankind believes that it is the...
There is an ancient inclination going back to the humanity’s origin to explain natural disasters as the wrath of God or “a divine being.”  This inclination goes back to humanity’s instinctual need to be connected to the force of nature that has control over disasters and surpasses humanity’s...
In light of the controversy caused by the recent comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron, al-Ahrām Portal talked to three Coptic intellectuals who agreed that insulting Islam, religions in general, and prophets is unacceptable from a Christian perspective.  However, some of them also...

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