Christians, American and Syrian

From First Thoughts

President Obama’s astonishing decision to reverse course and seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria has given Americans an opportunity to think about the situation a bit more. One important consideration is the fate of Syria’s Christians. This group, which numbers . . . . Continue Reading »

Interview with Samuel Tadros

From First Thoughts

At the Center for Law and Religion Forum today, I interview the Hudson Institute’s Samuel Tadros about his new book,  Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity . In the interview, Tadros talks about the history of the Coptic Church, its important contributions to . . . . Continue Reading »

Tadros, “Motherland Lost”

From First Thoughts

In his important new book,  Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity , the Hudson Institute’s Samuel Tadros explores the crisis facing the Coptic Orthodox Church today. The Copts are the indigenous Christians of Egypt and one of the oldest Christian communions, . . . . Continue Reading »

Perry Dane on Richard III

From First Thoughts

At the Center for Law and Religion Forum today, Professor Perry Dane has a response to my post last week on the controversy surrounding the re-interment of Richard III . Dane thinks the debate about whether Richard should receive a Catholic burial reflects more profound concerns about the meaning . . . . Continue Reading »