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Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
The presidential committee responsible for amending the exercise of political rights law and the parliamentary elections law is to complete its work today.
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
Several MPs called for the discussion of the draft law to establish an independent anti-discrimination commission in the fourth session of parliament that is due to start in October this year.
Despite their approval by the Parliament, some laws were not properly enforced due either to the non-issuance of their executive regulations or to the unjustifiable disruption of their application by the executive authority. Foremost among these is the Church Building and Restoration Law that was...
On behalf of the Egyptian Government, the Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ʿUmar Marwān (Omar Marawan) required the adding of the representative of the Egyptian Church to the permanent committee of technical, legal and administrative experts on the protection of manuscripts.
Associations supporting the rights of gays and lesbians have increased in the Arab World.
Founder of the Victims of The Personal Status movement, Hānī ʿIzzat, has called on the Christian denominations of Egypt to accelerate in submitting the by-laws on the personal status to the parliamentarian committee in charge and to come to an agreement on a unified bill on personal status law for...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued today its report labelled “One Year of Suspending the Church Regularization Committee” in which it presented the applications churches had filed one year ago, seeking the necessary permits under Law 80/2016 on the construction of churches,...
Dr. Fātḥī Fikrī, professor of constitutional law and member of the ten-man expert committee for drafting the constitution, said that al-Azhar has no power to submit a draft law to the Parliament except through the government.
The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
Before the outbreak of the 25th of January Revolution, women and Copts have been two politically and socially marginalized groups. However, they managed to make their way to political and social engagement. 
Egyptian actress Munā Zakī launched, through her personal account on Twitter, a hashtag named “I Am Egyptian, the Cross Does Not Offend Me.” This represented Zakī’s objection to the idea of banning the placing of the Cross on churches as a part of the draft law on building churches in Egypt,...
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
Saʿīd Ḥasāsīn, member of the House of Representatives, described Copts’ accompaniment of Muslims during the opening of a mosque in the city of al-Zaqāzīq and their contribution of five million EGP as an historic event.
Father Athanāsiyūs Ḥīnayn [Athanāsiyūs Ḥenein], parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Athens, called for the removal of faculties of Islamic and Christian sciences from “the narrow paths of religious discrimination”, and make them accessible for all students in secular universities. He...
Pope Tawādrūs‎ II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy see of St. Mark, said that the situation of Christians in Egypt has improved since the June 30th Revolution, when the Egyptian people, both Christians and Muslims took the streets, and were protected by the Egyptian Armed Forces....
Via his personal account on Twitter, Ramaḍān said, “Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā’s absence from the screen is a big loss for the media and constitutes a negative indicator for the future of freedom in Egypt… In solidarity with Ibrāhim even if I disagree with some of his opinions… What a loss.”

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