• February 21, 2011

    Given the shifts taking place almost on a daily basis across the whole Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since last month, it was especially interesting to read the ACN interview reproduced by Ekklesia with HE Cardinal Antonius Naguib from the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt -- also a member of the Middle East Council of Churches.

  • February 20, 2011

    On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.

  • February 18, 2011

    There has been an outraged response to news that the UK has licensed sales of crowd control weapons to regimes that are violently suppressing peaceful protests.

  • February 17, 2011

    The top official of the World Council of Churches has praised the Egyptian people for demonstrating that change is possible through non-violent means.

  • February 16, 2011

    The leader of Egypt's Coptic Catholics has spoken of an “historic opportunity” for his country achieve the “dream” of a democratic system.

  • February 12, 2011

    Barack Obama and David Cameron have said that Egypt must move rapidly towards free elections and democracy. It's a shame that this point didn't occur to them when they were selling weapons to Mubarak.

  • February 12, 2011

    As the world seeks to take measure of the seismic change taking place in Egypt, and as the question about what kind of political settlement will follow the demise of President Hosni Mubarak emerges, BBC Radio 4's Sunday Programme on 13 February 2011 will examine the issues with a panel of experts - including regular Ekklesia contributor Dr Harry Hagopian.

  • February 11, 2011

    President Hosni Mubarak's three decades of dictatorship came to an end this evening, as the Egyptian leader finally bowed to popular opinion.

  • February 10, 2011

    Contrary to expectations last night that Egypt's president Mubarak was preparing to resign, he has remained defiant about staying until September.

  • February 9, 2011

    European Union (EU) countries including the UK are facing criticism for their arms sales to the Mubarak regime in Egypt.