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The article discusses a dispute between a church and a mosque over a plot of land, and to whom it legally belonged.
In the article the author comments on what he sees as the changes in Egyptian society in recent decades.
Youssef Sidhom discusses the need to draft a unified law to govern the construction of all houses of worship. He provides examples of draft laws that have previously been proposed, and the issues that they faced in parliament. Sidhom believes that with this draft law being successfully enforced,...
The author discusses the recent constitutional amendments, and the concept of citizenship that has been stressed therein. He looks back in history on the skewed perceptions of citizenship which may have caused the threat posed to freedom and social peace in Egypt today. He further underlines the...
The author considers the reactions to the incidents of sectarian sedition between Muslims and Christians in Bimhā, al-‘Ayyāṭ, in Giza governorate. He criticizes certain media outlets for not covering the story in its entirety, and the demands that were submitted following the incident which he...
Over the last few years, Egyptian political leadership has moved toward changing laws regulating the building and restoration of churches. The legal obstacle before the restoration of churches no longer exists but some intolerant state officials still represent an obstacle. As a result, some Copts...
Pope Benedict XVI urged the Islamic world, at his end-of-year speech to the Roman Curia, to respect human rights and the freedom of faith as the Catholic Church had done in the past.
The author calls on international media and civil society to help in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Middle East.
The author discusses the pope’s recent visit to Turkey, and emphasizes the intellectual battle raging between the West and the religious ideology of today, both in the Vatican and in militant Islam.
During his visit to Turkey, which witnessed tension, the Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI praised Turkey’s recent policy changes toward minorities, saying that this was enough to allow Turkey’s entrance in the EU.

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