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This article outlines the importance of the coming year in the political climate of Egypt. All houses of Parliament and presidential elections will take place, and it should be an important part in the lives of all Egyptians. The author also compares voter turn out in Egypt to many other countries...
This article deals with the issue of Houses of Worship. There is no unified law concerning the building of churches in Egypt currently, and Copts have been rallying behind this issue in recent times. A recent court ruling in Egypt stated that mosques are for the public benefit, and so there was no...
This article outlines Sidhom’s concerns regarding the 2010 report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in relation to sectarian incidents in the past two years. He criticizes the report for not giving enough viable ways in which to alleviate the current situation of sectarian...
Youssef Sidhom continues to review the “Sectarian violence throughout two years”, recently issued by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). On the whole the EIPR concludes that the state has no clear means to control these incidents, for the government denies that sectarian violence is...
 Youssef Sidhom discuses an example of religious discrimination through the prism of student and staff numbers at Assiut University, where even though 28 percent of the student population is Christian, only 0.75 percent of the teaching staff is Christian. This, according to Sidhom, stems from a...
This article outlines the study published by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in which they consider the topic of freedoms, most specifically religious freedom. They find that there has been an overall deterioration of social stability in many of the Egyptian governorates. Revenge...
In March 2010, priests in Shubra were acquitted on charges of unapproved, yet structurally necessary restoration work in their churches, thereby setting an important legal precedent which confirmed the Church’s right to take necessary action without official permission. This ruling comes as a...
This article from Watani contains a letter to the editor from an Imām from Tahta, who criticizes Sidhom of purposefully stirring sectarian tension by alleging that the Imām preaches against Christianity. The article includes the latest letter from the Imām, stating his disgust with Sidhom and...
This article deals with a number of political and social Coptic issues currently being discussed in Egypt. It deals mostly with the viewpoints of MP Mustafa al-Fiqi, who desires a Committee of Religious Affairs to take care of many of these issues, like church building and Copts in the government....
This article discusses a conference held in Qalyubiya to discuss citizenship rights. Much of the conference was centered on the issue of Coptic rights in Egypt. Many prominent figures were also in attendance, and the author focuses on the comments made by the host, the Governor of Qalyubiya, Adly...

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