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  Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh...
Doubtlessly, the enactment of the unified law on the construction of houses of worship will help end sectarian tension and uphold the principles of citizenship and promote social peace.
A number of the Azhar Scholars, members of the “Egyptian Family House” and the three Egyptian churches welcomed the draft law on building houses of worship. They all asked for its issuance as soon as possible in order to face the sectarian fitnah that takes place every now and then. The Azhar...
Members of the 'Family House' initiative headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and attended by representatives of the Egyptian church refused the draft law of the unified law for building houses of worship and agreed on the 2001 statute that regulates building mosques and asked for...
Dr. Fatmah Sayīd Ahmad began the interview with Major General Abū Bakr al-Jindī, President of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), by asking that all the statistics that were prohibited former regime, related to the census of Christians and Nubians in Egypt, be made...
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) warned against foreign interference to spark a sectarian sedition in Egypt while Muslim and Christian clerics agreed that dialogue is the best way now among Egyptians in order to overcome any sectarian calls. Participants in a symposium, held by the...
Human Rights First organization said that the unified draft law on the construction of places of worship has made both Muslim and Christian leaders unhappy, rejecting the draft as restrictive and discriminatory to their respective religions. If the law is passed without serious revisions, the...
Interreligious tensions in Egypt are, unfortunately, very often related to church construction.
The author writes that when she heard that a three-story building in ‘Umrāniyyah had been converted into a mosque, she asked her newspaper editor if he would confirm this, which he did by sending a reporter there. She comments on the strange timing and speed of converting this unfinished building...
The Progressive National Unionist Party expressed its sorrow for the riots that happened outside the Giza governorate headquarters last week. It said the main reason behind the recent rise in sectarian violence is the government’s failure to issue a unified law for places of worship. The party...
A strange, unexpected decision issued by the Council of Governors prevents building new Azharite institutes. This decision is made in at the time when people feel suspicious towards the projects of the ?Greater Middle East? and ?renewal of religious discourse.” Dr. Abdel Mo‘ti Bayoumi, professor...
Du‘ā Mahmūd writes about a report published in an American paper about sectarian discrimination in Egypt.
Ahmad Abū al-Khir interviews one of the most controversial members of Parliament; alī Laban, member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The author criticizes the fatwá of Dr. ‘Ali Jum‘ah, which makes it permissible for mobile phone networks to fix antennas to the minarets of mosques.
The author says that despite continued delays, he hopes that the draft unified law for places of worship will be discussed in the coming parliamentary round. However, he expresses concern that the National Council for Human Rights has also produced a draft text for discussion.
The Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is to organize several workshops to discuss a number of issues, including the recently proposed unified law for houses of worship and amendments to some articles of the laws governing civil society organizations in Egypt.
The Islamic Legislative Authority has issued a fatwá that prohibits constructing mosques or prayer rooms in the separating spaces between residential buildings.
The author criticizes a book review of Nabīl Louqa Bibāwī’s book, The Problems of Copts in Egypt and their Solutions, written by Al-Ahrām columnist Mahmoud Muntasir and warns against the idea of appeasing those who have returned from the Gulf with fundamentalist ideologies.
The Citizenship Committee of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has placed a number of Muslim-Christian issues, including the proposed law on houses of worship in Egypt, at the top of its agenda.
Discussion of a draft resolution being studied by an Egyptian human rights watchdog pertaining to the building of houses of worship.

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