One thing that was featured by several bloggers was the passing away of Pope Shenouda III. It looks like an software glitch that hasn’t made it appear in this month’s word cloud [Click…
Five people were killed yesterday at St. Bishoy Monastery, crushed to death visiting the shrine of Pope Shenouda. I was nearly there, along with my three year old daughter. It was meant to be part two of my visits to the shrines of the most recent popes. The second leg was not planned with the [...]
The young girls in Heliopolis walking around shouting, “I’ll vote for Ismail because he won’t force me to wear the hijab,” are tricked. The man is a hypocrite. He is also ignorant.
Near thirty journalists gathered at the Cairo Foreign Press Association headquarters to gain insight on the process involved in selecting a successor to the recently deceased Pope Shenouda. Arab West Report presented its research on the subject, accepting also further inquiries. The March 27 meeting was opened by FPA board member Sayid Ghuriyat, and presided [...]
Anonymous, wish I knew the author to thank him/her.
Egyptians will finally get to exercise their voting rights in a presidential election. After 60 years of dubious elections, an honest and reliable one will truly be a milestone of incredible proportions. Some Egyptians had avoided voting for years; from Nasser’s 99.9 percent vote way to Mubarak’s totally rigged 2006…
The evening was supposed to be about Fatima Naout and Pope Shenouda. It turned out to be so much more. That it included Fatima Naout is semi-exceptional in itself. St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Maadi invited her to be the keynote presenter for a memorial service for Pope Shenouda. Naout is a Muslim. Yet [...]
Our American readers may wonder why I am writing about this topic two months before the US celebrates their matriarchs, but here in Egypt, our big day is on March 21st. Mother’s Day has been celebrated in the last three countries we have lived in: Jordan, Tunisia, and now, Egypt. I don’t remember the dates [...]
Just a short post today to direct to the article I contributed to Christianity Today on why the death of Pope Shenouda is also mourned by Egypt’s Protestants. If you click on the link above today you will see it highlighted as the lead story. Afterwards, please click here for the permanent link. I hope [...]
Here’s what WilYaWil bloggers have been writing about this month. I think the word ‘constitution’ should have been bigger than it is in the word cloud. Check out the blog’s frontpage to see…