Tagged with Pope Tawadros

Christians and Political Manipulation

Christians and Political Manipulation

Many Egyptians these days shed no tears over the demise of the Muslim Brotherhood, seeing in them an unhealthy and manipulative merging of religion and politics. But religion, politics, and manipulation are known the world over. First take a look at this excerpt from Christianity Today, describing two evangelical leaders during the Jimmy Carter presidency: … Continue reading

Church and Politics Under Pope Tawadros

Church and Politics Under Pope Tawadros

Yesterday I linked to my article on Christianity Today about the role of Copts in the current presidential elections season. It is a true article, but space limits the ability to probe the full issue of how they have been involved, particularly through leadership in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Here is a longer treatment, excerpted … Continue reading

An Alternate History for Pope Tawadros

From Salama Moussa, writing with deep respect for the Coptic pope and the impossible leadership position thrust upon him during divisive political times. Still, he wonders if things could have been different: Three months after the July 3 events it is still impossible to criticize Pope Tawadros II presence on the stage with General Sisi … Continue reading

Making Sense of Egypt’s Popular ‘Coup’

Making Sense of Egypt’s Popular ‘Coup’

From my recent article at Christian Century. It walks through the transition which brought Morsi to power and thereafter deposed him. Here is an excerpt from the conclusion, focusing on the position of Christians: As for the nation’s Christians, they view the military intervention as salvation. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros, who had pledged upon his … Continue reading

Tawadros Celebrates New Coptic Catholic Pope

Tawadros Celebrates New Coptic Catholic Pope

From MCN (behind paywall): Pope Tawadros II noted the word patriarch has three meanings; the first is fatherhood, as the patriarch is a father who carries the feelings of fatherhood which stem from the work of the Holy Spirit towards each one, adding humans need this feeling of fatherhood every day. “The second meaning is … Continue reading