Posts filed under: Who is my neighbor?

By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I recently traveled overseas with my family. Due to traffic we arrived late to check-in, and so our family of five was seated in two different sections of the plane. I was frantically trying to find...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail Read to the end to learn how to enter the giveaway for one of three copies of How to do good: Essays on building a better world. There is a scene in the movie Hidden Figures...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Throughout my childhood and to this day, the conversation with people who are not Orthodox Christians always goes something like this: “What does your father do?” “He’s a priest.” “I didn’t know priests could get married!”...
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Today I have the honor of sharing this beautiful Mother’s Day tribute by my dear friend Jessica Ryder-Khalil. Our relationships with our moms are full of complexities; it is often not until we are older (and until some of us...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I never thought a suicide bombing would teach me something about thanksgiving. On April 9, 2017, ISIL claimed responsibility for explosions in two Coptic Orthodox Churches in Northern Egypt, killing at least 45 worshipers and injuring over...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail I occasionally indulge in the bad habit of checking Facebook or my news feed in the morning. It’s always a bad idea because it often puts me in an awful mood, especially since the tone of...
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A guest post by Maria Andrawis During the time of persecution in Egypt, when Christianity was still illegal and the Roman army was known to severely torture and kill Christians in the country, a young pagan named Pachomius was conscripted to the...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Today is inauguration day in the United States of America. Millions of Americans are certainly jubilant. Millions are also understandably skeptical, and millions are justifiably angry, worried, concerned, and afraid. There is one thing, however, that...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail The quietness between December 26th and January 1st is one of my favorite times of the year. In Western countries, everything slows down. Even when I had to go to work, things were quieter, there were...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Are you a non-Christian who celebrates Christmas? Recently my Muslim friend Eman posted this question on her Facebook page. She had read an interesting article from the Pew Research Center with a surprising statistic: 81% of...
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