A Coptic Woman on Her Way to the House of Justice in Ohio
By Magdi Khalil

Sherrie Mikhail Miday, a capable and motivated young woman of Egyptian descent and a second generation immigrant to the US, is making her way to become an Ohio State judge. Born in October 1976, Miday had envisioned becoming a judge while she was in law school. With that end in mind, she started her career as an attorney in a major legal office in Cleveland, where she gained experience working on both criminal and civil cases for six years, as required by the terms of candidacy for a judge position. She also worked as assistant prosecutor for three years and as judicial staff attorney for three more years. Now, she has taken the ultimate step towards achieving her dream by running for the office of judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which is home to 1.2 million people.

The Middle East and the Return of History
By Joschka Fischer – Project Syndicate

Ever since Francis Fukuyama argued, more than two decades ago, that the world had reached the end of history, history has made the world hold its breath. China’s rise, the Balkan wars, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the global financial crisis of 2008, the “Arab Spring,” and the Syrian civil war all belie Fukuyama’s vision of the inevitable triumph of liberal democracy. In fact, history could be said to have come full circle in the space of a quarter-century, from the fall of communism in Europe in 1989 to renewed confrontation between Russia and the West.

What Future Do Christians Have in the Middle East?
By Michael Glackin – Independent Catholic News

I met Saad on a sweltering hot day, 90 degrees in September no less, just as we were both leaving Pope Benedict XVI's Papal Mass in Beirut in 2012. I had spotted him amid the tens of thousands in attendance that day because he had an Iraqi flag draped across his shoulder.

Religious Freedom in Peril
By Nicholas Kristof

A Sudanese court in May sentences a Christian woman married to an American to be hanged, after first being lashed 100 times, after she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.

Muslim extremists in Iraq demand that Christians pay a tax or face crucifixion, according to the Iraqi government.

Egypt’s Rights Groups Object to Proposed NGO Draft Law
By Al-Ahram

A law regulating NGOs in Egypt excludes 'all but regime supporters' from civic life and is unconstitutional, say nearly 30 rights groups


More than two dozen Egyptian rights groups have objected to a draft law regulating NGOs on the grounds that it will restrict their activities and criminalize them. 

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