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Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law. ...

Women Photographers Shatter Middle Eastern Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

“She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from the Middle East who shatter stereotypes with works that ...

Study: Religious Oppression Rises Despite Arab Spring
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

People who hoped the Arab Spring would lead to greater religious freedom across the Middle East have been sorely disappointed, and a new Pew study confirms that the region has grown even more repressive for va ...

Transcript: Remarks by the President to the U.N. General Assembly
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY on September 25th, 2012. Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to th ...

Coptic Christian Ex-patriots Keep Wary Eye on Egyptian Elections
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

The fate of Copts looks as tenuous as ever as Egyptians struggle to determine who won this weekend's first-ever democratic presidential elections. Abdel was born into a Musli ...

Remembering Pope Shenouda III: 'A Heart for Unity'
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

The death of Pope Shenouda III, leader of the 10 million Coptic Christians centered in Egypt, comes at a critical time for this church, which makes up about 10 percent of the Egyptian population. Today’s funer ...

Afternoon News Bytes: March 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. Top Destination for Christian, Buddhist Immigrants, Study Says The U.S. is the top destination for the world's migrating Christians and Buddhists, as well as those with no particular religious affiliation, includ ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Demonstrations Whisper Of An Arab Spring In Jordan “We want social justice,” the crowd chanted after Friday Prayers on Jan. 27, reading from a handwritten list of political, economic and social grievances. “Real elections,” the ...

Middle East Christians Keep Wary Eye on Arab Spring
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

The Arab Spring uprisings that toppled secular dictatorships have unleashed long-suppressed freedoms that have allowed Islamic parties to gain a share of political power they have been denied for decades. Thei ...

Egypt: The Revolution One Year On
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

Today is one year to the day since protestors massed in Cairo's now-legendary Tahrir Square. Inspired by events in nearby Tunisia, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians called on their leader, Hosni Mubarak, ...