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Munṣif Sulaymān, Legal Advisor to the Coptic Orthodox Church and member of the House of Representatives, announced the completion of reviewing the Family Law (Personal Status for Copts) in the Ministry of Justice. All sides have agreed on all articles of the draft law after 16 sessions that brought...
On Monday, Ambassador Nabīla Makram ‘Abd al-Shahīd, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, took part in a roundtable entitled: “The role of civil society in the advancement of the developing country”, with the participation of Dr. Māyā Mursī, President of the National...
While inspecting equipment to be used in the fight against the Coronavirus, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī said “We must not pay attention to rumors,” warning that biased rumors are trying to hurt Egypt’s security and the peace of its people.” 
Dr. Nīvīn al-Qabbāj, minister of social solidarity, said that the 2019 law for regulating NGOs resembles some of the best laws for NGO work around the world.
Reverend Rifʿat Fatḥī, general secretary for Evangelical Synod of the Nile and the Evangelical Church’s representative in the personal status law discussions, said that the Evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox Churches have come to an agreement on the provisions of the personal status law. 
Recently, several campaigns have encouraged women to speak up about their experiences with violence, especially sexual assault.  These campaigns send a clear message that what happened to these victims is important and that the voices of women must be heard. 
The draft of a law for Christian families in Egypt has again resulted in disagreements between churches, which were conveyed in notes sent to the government.
In unified statements circulated to churches, Bishop Murqus, archbishop of Shubrā al-Khayma, and Bishop Makarios [Mākariyūs], bishop of al-Minyā and Abū Qurqāṣ, called Copts to vote in the parliamentary elections.  They said that the church calls on all of its people to go to the polls to cast...
Representatives of Egypt’s Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches officially submitted a draft of the personal status law for Christians in Egypt to Sharīf al-Shādhilī, advisor to Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī.  Now the government will hand it over to parliament, so it can become law.
If not for the Egyptian public witnessing the hidden conflict between President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and Grand Imām of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the law regulating the Dār al-Iftāʾ, which the Egyptian parliament passed on June 19, would have passed without controversy.  This conflict has entered...

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