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Ambassador Talawā in Minya: Funds to finance projects for poor rural women

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Ambassador Talawā in Minya: Funds to finance projects for poor rural women

 Ambassador Mirvat Talāwā president of the National Council for Women said during her visit to the province of Minya, that the Country is placing great interest and focus on Upper Egypt, an area that has long suffered from negligence and marginalization. She added that the Council will focus on the support of women from poor rural areas and will try to create a fund for them as soon as possible. She highlighted the importance of the process, implemented by the Council, of training of women to lead small communities.

  (8 April, Masr al- ʿArabbiya, Muhammed Kafāfī)

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Court To Issue Verdict In Trial of 4 Coptic Christians Charged With Contempt Of Religion

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The Bani Mazār Court will deliver the verdict in the trial of four Coptic Christian students charged with contempt of religion on 25 February.

1.Customary Law in Egypt

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November 12, 2015
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman and Khaled H. Zakaria
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Customary law, commonly referred to as (Urfi Law), is a set of rules and procedures used by local arbitrators, for reconciliation and conflict resolution. 

Urfi law is resorted to by local communities in mostly non-metropolitan areas where it is held that the 

judicial system is not an effective mechanism by which to arbitrate between conflicting parties. Urfi law 

has its deep origins in traditions, customs, and –of course- religion. 

We earlier described the reconciliation processes in Egypt in a project we carried out in 2008 in 

cooperation with ZIVIK, a German organization supporting civil conflict resolution. For more information 

visit the pages on conflict resolution in Egypt on the website of the Center for Arab-West Understanding. 

On 8, 9 and 10 July 2015 we visited with Matthew Anderson, a PhD student at Georgetown University on 

Muslim-Christian relations, this region to investigate tensions between Muslims and Christians in Kafr 

Darwish, a village in the Governorate of Beni Suef that is located on the border with the governorate of 

Minya. We met with Salafi arbitrator Sheikh Hamdi Abdelfattah from al-Qufada, a village not far from 

Kafr Darwish, who provided us with a handwritten document specifying the rules of arbitration. Khaled 

H. Zakaria typed this handwritten document which was translated by Catherine Volkmann, a translation 

intern at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, from Arabic to English.     

This undated document on arbitration is based several meetings of arbitrators in districts in northern 

part of Minya Governorate, lastly on 1.12. 2014. We did not ask the sheikh for incidents/instances 

where the articles of this document were put into practice.   

 

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Daytour Gebel al-Tayr, Bayahu and Qufada (Minya Governorate)

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Daytour Gebel al-Tayr, Bayahu and Qufada (Minya Governorate)
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December 15, 2015
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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Unique study visit to Qufada, Maghagha, Minya where we will meet a local orfi judge who leads reconcilliation sessions and a local priest active in supporting the poor. On the road we will visit some beautiful locations.

Egypt News: “ Death Penalty for 8 Muslim Brotherhood Members and Life Sentence for 77 Convicts”.

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In a preliminary verdict, an Egyptian Court in the Central of Cairo has issued the death penalty of eight convicts for being members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood Organization, as well as life sentences for 77 further defendants. Thispreliminary Verdicts can be appealed in accordance to Egyptian Law of Jurisdiction.

Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights calls on the President to codify requirements for churches and religious buildings

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April 7, 2015
Author: 
Al-Dīb Abū ‘Ala
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Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights calls on the President to codify requirements for churches and religious buildings  

The Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights said that tensions and sectarian attacks, witnessed in the Minyā Governorate in recent days have hindered the practice of religion at one of the registered churches. Attacks have stemmed from the desire to build and renovate churches in the area. The customary laws require that religious buildings be built with the agreement of the community; however the recent complications with the system have led to calls to amend the system to allow churches to be built in accordance with the freedom of religious practice under the Egyptian Constitution.

(7 April 2015, Al-Balad, Al-Dīb Abū ‘Ala)

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For the second year, Copts of Al-Mīnyā pray in a burned down church

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January 27, 2015
Author: 
Treasa Kamal
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For the second year, Copts of Al-Mīnyā pray in a burned down church

For the second year in a row, Copts of Al-Minyā governorate in Upper Egypt conducted Epiphany prayers in Bishop Mūsā Church, which was attacked in 2013 during the pro-Mursī riots. The renovation process is still taking place but sources from the church confirmed that the military institution promised to take responsibility for the renovation.

(27 January 2015, Al-Masrī Al-Yawm, Treasa Kamal)

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4. The Story of a Village Church

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4. The Story of a Village Church
Date of source: 
October 21, 2014
Author: 
Jayson Casper
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A man named ‘lantern’ finds a buried treasure, and with the money builds a church and extends a priesthood. If only all tales of Coptic Orthodox churches were so adventurous. (Some are.)

The village of Qufādah, home of the Virgin Mary and St. Abaskhiroun Church, is about a 30-45 minute drive from Maghāghah, 160 kilometers south of Cairo, in the governorate of Minya.

103. Copts gripped by fear

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103. Copts gripped by fear
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Date of source: 
March 27,2011
Author: 
Nādir Shukrī
Reviewer: 
Sarah Lotfy
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Coptic Christians in al-Minya are living in a state of grief and panic these days after the appearance of 'Alī Husayn Alī, who declared himself a leader of an organized gang to maintain control over two villages in the Upper Egyptian governorate.

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