Christians and Muslims have been fasting for peace with justice in Egypt. But what on earth has giving up food got to do with changing the world? The answer, suggests Simon Barrow, is that it helps re-shape our desires as human beings, and therefore our political and spiritual orientation.
What has really been happening on the streets of Cairo, and who are these pro-Hosni Mubarak 'supporters' who have suddenly emerged, after many days of genuine protest, to throw rocks and hand-bombs at citizens and demonstrators alike?
In the midst of popular uprisings against oppression across the Middle East, an important identity question faces hard-pressed Christian minorities, says Harry Hagopian. Can these Christian communities play their role as fully-fledged Arab citizens rather than solely as ‘Arab Christians’.