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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
An official of the Orthodox Church, the largest church in Egypt, called on Egyptians to adopt the constitutional amendments. These amendments provide term extension for the current president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī for two additional years after the end of his current term in 2022, while allowing...
The National Council for Women Member Dr. Nisrīn al-Baghdādī participated in the Conference on “Women’s Empowerment in Egypt: Reality and Proposals for Treatment.” The conference was organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in the presence of the Social...
For many decades, Copts have suffered from arbitrariness in the construction and renovation of churches. After they called again and again for issuing a law for ending such a situation and preventing the repeated incidents of sectarian strife, the June 30 Revolution erupted to revive their...
“Get out and vote!” “Make your voice heard!”  “Vote ‘yes’ to the constitutional amendments!”  “Make your vote counts!” These slogans, placed alongside Egyptian flags, currently adorn the country’s streets and roundabouts and call for citizens to participate in the referendum on constitutional...
Coptic Catholic Churches are angry after the representatives of the churches have been informed that the term “civil governance” located in the Preamble of the Constitution has been amended to “civil government”. This was displayed in the dinner that was hosted by General Majd al-Dīn Barakāt, the...
According to the author, articles two and three of the new constitution have maintained national unity as Article II stated that Islam is the religion of the state and Article III gave rights to Copts and Jews to refer to their own codes in personal status and religious affairs. Dr. Abd al-Fattāh...
Counselor Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salām, the advisor of Al-Azhar Shaykh and the rapporteur of the Basic Principles subcommittee in the Constituent Assembly, stated that new constitution stresses that Al-Azhar is a reference to all matters pertaining to Islamic affairs. He assured that it is based on the...
Dr. Najīb Jubrā'īl, Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said that the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to enforce the Church name in the current events even though the Church did not interfere in politics and did not incite Copts to do anything (referring to protests off the...
In Nasr City, Christian women were prevented from voting in one of the polling stations, also many voting cards were not stamped. 

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