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In an aired call-in show on Egyptian TV, the Egyptian Christian architect responsible for the construction of the new mosque of the administrative capital, Joseph Farīd, said that he does not perform his job as architect according to religious affiliations, and that the al-Fattāḥ al-ʿAlīm Mosque is...
Spokesman of the new Administrative Capital, Maj. Gen. Khālid al-Ḥusaynī, or Khaled al-Husseini, said that the new cathedral to be inaugurated tomorrow on the occasion of the Eastern Christmas holidays, is the largest in the entire Middle East.
Spokesman of the new Administrative Capital, Maj. Gen. Khālid al-Ḥusaynī, or Khaled al-Husseini, said that the new cathedral to be inaugurated tomorrow on the occasion of the Eastern Christmas holidays, is the largest in the entire Middle East.
The Abū Harība Mosque, which decorates the 50 EGP banknote, is at the edge of becoming a garbage dump and public toilet!
Saʿīd Ḥasāsīn, member of the House of Representatives, described Copts’ accompaniment of Muslims during the opening of a mosque in the city of al-Zaqāzīq and their contribution of five million EGP as an historic event.
The Coptic Street [community] witnessed several events during the past week… We follow the most prominent of them in the proceeding article. 
That beautiful mosque no longer exists in Abu Dhabi. Its name has changed from The Mosque of Muḥammad Bin Zāyid to The Mosque of the Virgin Mary or the Mother of Jesus. 
  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 National Justice Committee has drafted a unified law on places of worship, aiming to curb fitnah ṭā’ifīyah, which will offer new approaches in aspects such as transfer of licenses, regardless of religion or location. These plans come in the wake of the May attacks on churches in Imbābah.  
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...
Building a zāwiyah in front of a church formed the starting point of what the author refers to as fitnah in ‘Ayn Shams after historical friendly Muslim-Christian relations. 
The issue of rising sectarian tensions in Egypt is something that must be addressed directly and not shied away from, writes Hulsman in this week’s editorial.

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