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Kamāl Zākhir, Founder of the Secular Coptic Current (SCC), announced that the SCC will organize its 6th conference by next October, indicating that it will present an Egyptian national vision regarding the problems associated with the erection of churches and the Coptic monasticism. 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued today its report labelled “One Year of Suspending the Church Regularization Committee” in which it presented the applications churches had filed one year ago, seeking the necessary permits under Law 80/2016 on the construction of churches,...
Father Barsoum [Barṣūm] has been the priest of the three year old Saint Karas [Kārās] Church in Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] since it was established, and currently serves around 900 families. The church has received a license to build, and the priest is extremely positive about the support received...
The village of Dimshāw has become the scene of tensions between Muslims and Christians because Christians wanted to change a prayer house into a church building. It happens a lot that Christians in villages with no or insufficient church buildings meet for prayer in a house. Generally Muslims in...
In another development, the administrative judiciary court in the coastal governorate of al-Ismailia adjourned a lawsuit accusing foreigners of trespassing on about 20% of the archeological spots in South Sinai, in Saint Catherine area, and setting up buildings and brining foreign monks to reside...
Al-Minya security forces were unable to contain fitnah tā'ifīyah in one of the villages in Abū Qurqās yesterday (June 3, 2013), after officials were found to be working at one of the local churches without a permit (Ashraf Kamāl, al-Wafd, Jun. 4, p. 12). Read original text in Arabic.
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...

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