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The lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl Mīkhāʾīl, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church has brought a lawsuit against the Ministry of Interior calling for the removal of religion from the National Identity Card.
Lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl, legal adviser to the Coptic Orthodox Church and head of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights (EUOHR), filed a lawsuit on Wednesday August 25, 2021, to the Administrative Court demanding the Minister of Interior and the Civil Status Sector to remove the religion...
The Egyptian representative, Major General Yaḥyā al-Kidwānī, a member of the House of Representatives’ Defense and National Security Committee, denied having discussions held by the House on any recent law submitted, either by the government or by a member of the Parliament, concerning the removal...
Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq and his meetings with political and religious leaders is a powerful move by the pope to spread peace and bring hope to a country where there appears to be no limit to its suffering.  However, the trip is also a powerful reminder of the trial and tribulations of...
Akhbār al-Yawm Portal interviewed three Coptic leaders over their thoughts on whether or not Copts should be allowed to attend al-Azhar University. 
In Egypt, there is a new experiment going on to cultivate the principles of mutual understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of others; a Muslim is teaching at an Evangelical seminary, and a Christian is teaching at al-Azhar. 
Al-Azhar University includes a number of faculties that specialize in Islam but also other faculties not related to religion like commerce, agriculture, science, engineering, medicine, pharmacology, Arabic, linguistics, and translation.  So, why aren’t Christians accepted into these faculties?
Since the June 30 revolution, Egypt has laid a foundation stone to anchor the values of citizenship and national unity; by raising the principles of equality and combating discrimination and sectarianism. As the prince of poetry Aḥmad Shawqī said “We are Muslims and Copts… one nation over the...
A dialogue forum held by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria laid an emphatic stress on the need to activate citizenship as a non-negotiable principle for Egyptians to obtain their rights without any forms of discrimination,...
The salafī al-Nūr Party severely slammed Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb for rejecting to provide explanations for the word “principles” in the constitution, urging him to issue a statement indicating why he insists on keeping Article II unchanged. [Hamdī Dabash, ‘Usāmah al-Mahdī,...

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