Tagged with Conversion

Saudi Arabia’s Neighbor Defends Religious Freedom of Individuals

Saudi Arabia’s Neighbor Defends Religious Freedom of Individuals

This article was originally published by Christianity Today, on September 13. The cause of religious freedom received a significant boost from the Muslim world today. The island Kingdom of Bahrain—connected by bridge to Saudi Arabia—has declared “freedom of choice” to be a “divine gift.” “We unequivocally reject compelled observance,” states the Bahrain Declaration for Religious … Continue reading

Upper Egypt Imam Confronts Conversion

From Ahram Online, following up on a story in which Muslims surrounded a church in Kom Ombo, Aswan, to demand the release of a local woman they believed was held against her will, forced to convert to Christianity: A sheikh addressed a crowd of men in Kom Ombo to explain the events and dispel any … Continue reading

Egyptian Education and the Journey to Islam

Egyptian Education and the Journey to Islam

From my new article on Arab West Report: When it comes to Egyptian education and Islam, Christiane Paulus is both a critic and supporter. So much so, she adopted both. Paulus is a German national, resident in Egypt since 1998. She is currently a professor of Islamic studies and Protestant theology at the Azhar University, … Continue reading

Christmas Conversion Conversations

Note: I wrote this piece shortly after Western Christmas, but a few lines needed more consideration, and we delayed publishing. Then, Alexandria happened, and I forgot all about it. Even so the theme, if not exactly the title, is fitting with what has taken place in this country. —— One of the topics I am … Continue reading