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The author begins her piece by referring positively to an Italian priest who has permitted Muslims to hold Friday prayers in a section of his church, justifying this by saying he seeks to strengthen relations between the religions. She then compares this with what she calls the "unjust, stubborn...
      Were 19th century legal reforms in Egypt simply an attempt to imitate secular, Western legal systems? That assumption is challenged by Khālid Fahmī, the chair of AUC's History Department. CIDT Intern Esben Justesen briefly highlights some of Fahmī's views presented at a lecture on Thursday...
The article focuses on a new bill to allow adoption among Christians in Egypt and the disputes among the three churches on the unified personal status law.
This article outlines 3 reasons why it is difficult to include Coptic Christians fully into the Egyptian political system. The first is the fact that there is little political participation by Copts within the government. There are seats reserved for women within the parliament, but this same...
‘Ulā Mustafá ‘Āmir writes about the new adoption law for non-Muslims.
Dr. Zaynab Radwān, the deputy speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly created heated debates in Egypt when she stated that a woman’s testimony in court is equal to that of man and that the non-Muslim wife of a Muslim husband should enjoy the same rights to inherit from her husband. The...
The article discusses the emergence of a trend to file lawsuits, in which the plaintiffs demand either official recognition of their belief, as in the case of the Bahā’īs, or the right to convert from one religion to another.
The Alexandria Forensic Medical Authority, Department of Forgery Research, has stated that Andrew and Mario’s father’s signature on a document that shows that he decided not to convert to Islam is genuine. His wife hopes that she might now to be able to receive a verdict on the custody of their...
The article reports on recent verdict of the Supreme Administrative Court that obliges the Ministry of Interior to officially acknowledge the conversion to Christianity on the identity cards of Christian-born converts to Islam.
The article focuses on the custody battle taking place over two Christian born children whose father has converted to Islam. The Christian mother’s lawyers state that the father has been manipulating religions.

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