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Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has announced his plans to form a council to facilitate divorce and remarriage by the end of April. The plan includes various procedures such as providing easy access to legal and social workers, clerical councils to help the families, the introduction of the...
In an interview led by the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Dustūr with the president of the Egyptian Churches Council (ECC), Father Būlus Jaras (Boulos Garas), the Coptic Catholic priest said that despite the difficulties hindering the way to a unified church in accordance with the teaching of Jesus...
The fatwá of Dr. Yāssir al- Burhāmī, the vice president of the Da’wah al- Salafiah has stirred a debate about the “divorce of a drunk man.”
The first unit in the Administrative Court headed by judge Muhammad Qishtah postponed the lawsuit by a Copt to allow him a second marriage. The lawsuit was filed by Shukrī Abd al- Shahīd against Pope Tawadros and Bishop Bola (Amanī Mūsá, Copts- United, Feb. 6). Read original text in Arabic. 
Last week, a Muslim man and a Christian woman announced their intention to marry, and after obtaining a court ruling approving of their nuptial, they were married surrounded by family and friends. This event then sparked a fresh debate about civil marriage in Egypt. 
In her column this week, Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī writes: The only effective remedy for the chronic suffering within our country is the promulgation of a single law for the Egyptian family, one which is consistent with the Egyptian constitution and bestows equality to all Egyptians irrespective of sex,...
Egypt's Bloc of Female MPs declared their refusal of a draft law on lowering the age of marriage to 16 for girls, as it contradicts the constitution that states the age of 18. The 45-member parliamentary bloc said that the legislative proposal will only help worsen the population explosion crisis...
The recently adopted personal status law endorses the legitimization of the ʿUrfī -or unofficial customary marriage between an Egyptian woman and her non-Egyptian husband, provided the following major 11 conditions are fulfilled:
The following press review reveals facts about the permission and prevention of a second marriage in the Coptic Orthodox Church. The church does not have a double standard, but it rather considers the details of every particular case.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...

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