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The first hours of voting in the referendum to amend the Egyptian constitution, Saturday, witnessed a weak turnout of voters in most governorates.  Attempts to mobilize Copts and women in an effort to confront low voter turnout were evident with the start of Egyptians voting at home.  Voting will...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, head of the National Council for Women, called every Egyptian woman at home and abroad to participate strongly in the referendum on the constitutional amendments.  
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
Shīʿah leaders asked for representation for their minority in the Constituent Committee responsible for amending the suspended constitution. They said that what matters the most is the not to repeat the mistakes that led the previous regime to exclude the Shīʿah community from the commission for...
Bishop Rafael stated that the refusal of some Coptic streams of Bishop Bola’s appointment in the Constituent Assembly is not well examined. He also stated that the Church does not deal with the Copts as sheep. He added that the wave of atheism that has spread among the Egyptian youth after the...
Bishop Paul, the representative of the Orthodox Church in the Constituent Assembly (also known as the Committee of 50), stated that he has not yet made a final decision on Article 219 of the suspended constitution. The article that has explained the principles of sharī’ah has been left by the...
  Father Antonius ‘Azīz, Catholic Bishop of Giza and the Catholic Church’s representative in the Constituent Assembly, said that he agrees with keeping Article 2 in the Constitution and the amended Article 3 which guarantees that all non-Muslims can follow their own laws, not only Christians and...
Representatives of Al-Azhar in the Constituent Assembly requested to include in the Constitution a text that Islam is the official religion of the state. They clarified that that does not mean changing the civil state to a religious state. They also requested to keep the article that refers to the...
Coptic activists have announced a campaign to pressure the Constituent Assembly to adopt a Coptic quota of 15% in all the institutions of the state. The first step that was taken in this campaign is an online petition that was started and is directed at the Constituent Assembly urging it to adopt...
The legal adviser of the Catholic Orthodox Church, Amir Ramzy, said that there is no clear representation of Christians in the assembly. He stated that important points have not been included in the draft amendments, including the claim to change the religion after reaching the legal age in order...

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