Posts Categorized: Egypt

Egypt: “The Revolution was wonderful”

The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East In June of this year, Egyptian scholar Dr. Mariz Tadros – Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK)- gave a talk in Zurich entitled “Egypt’s Post-Arab Spring Transition: The Challenges of Social Pluralism.” Her talk was part of Christian Solidarity International’s lecture… Read more »

Mariz Tadros: The Challenges of Social Pluralism in Egypt

ZURICH – “When we think of the Middle East these days, we don’t think of resistance,” Professor Mariz Tadros observed at a public lecture here Tuesday. “But people are resisting violations of their rights in the most powerful ways you could imagine. And they need solidarity!” In a wide-ranging presentation hosted by Christian Solidarity International… Read more »

Daniel Williams: Christian Victims of Genocide Abandoned

ZURICH, May 5, 2016 – “Christians in the Middle East have been abandoned to their fate,” the veteran Middle East correspondent Daniel Williams said here on Wednesday. In an event sponsored by Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Williams noted that CSI had issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East in 2011…. Read more »

Professor Mariz Tadros on the Killing of Christians in Libya

Professor Mariz Tadros of Sussex University has written a powerful essay in the wake of the Islamic State’s execution of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya: “Of the 1,125 cases of kidnapping [of Egyptians in Libya], only the Christians have been killed. …[There is] an ideologically driven political project which is intended to clear the Middle… Read more »

CSI Sheds Light on Abuse of Coptic Christian Women In Egypt

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International Board Member Michele Clark testified on Capitol Hill today about the continued abuse of Coptic females in Egypt, a nation struggling to come together in the aftermath of this Spring’s Arab revolution. Video of the hearing, courtesy of C-SPAN: The U.S. Helsinki Commission, more formally known… Read more »

May 2014 – From the Desk of Dr. Eibner

Dear Friends, Three years ago, CSI issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. At that time, few American Christian leaders were willing to address the existential crisis facing the region’s persecuted Christian communities. Yes, Popes Benedict XVI and Francis I regularly drew attention to the plight of Christians… Read more »

Former Lebanese President Warns of “Crisis of Pluralism” in Middle East

Gemayel Says “Rise of Religious Extremists” Afflicts Entire Region ZURICH, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amine Gemayel, the former President of Lebanon, warned on Thursday that the Arab world is experiencing a “crisis of religious pluralism” driven by “the rise of religious extremists,” which threatens “any community which does not constitute the majority” – including… Read more »

Bassam Tibi: “‘Arab Spring’ a Catastrophe for Religious Minorities in the Middle East.”

Leading Middle East expert warns against a de-Christianization of the region ZURICH and WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / — “The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a deadly winter,” Professor Bassam Tibi said in Zurich Tuesday at a lecture hosted by Christian Solidarity International.  Tibi’s lecture was entitled, “The Uprisings in the Middle… Read more »

Egyptian Academic: Is Syria heading towards majoritarian rule?

Professor warns of growing sectarian violence in Egypt and Syria at CSI supported conference OXFORD, England, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mariz Tadros, an Egyptian academic based at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, spoke of worrisome processes of democratization in Syria and Egypt in a talk atOxford University on June… Read more »

Bishop Nazir-Ali Calls for Equality for Christians and other Groups, Women in Arab Spring Countries

ZURICH, Switzerland, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester and co-head of the Anglican-Al Azhar Dialogue, warned in a speech hosted by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) last Thursday against the rising threat of a “tyranny of the majority” in countries affected by the recent Arab revolutions, and called on… Read more »