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Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday called for reconsidering the new NGO law, which has been criticized both locally and internationally. The statement disclosed by NCHR expressed “grave concern about the new law on NGOs, which imposes restrictions on establishing...
The crisis of restoring and repairing churches in Egypt has opened widely the door to sectarian strife, prompting the Egyptian government, after the June 30 Revolution in 2013, to endorse Article 235 of the Constitution of 2014, which states that the Parliament is to issue a law for the...
Pope Tawadrōs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, issued the first papal decree for 2017 concerning the formation of the Committee for Regulating the Coptic Orthodox churches building issues, including their annexed service centers, under the chairmanship of Bishop Hilariōn (Ilarion...
Montassar al-`Omda Mālik, a member of the Supreme Council of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the personal status law for Christians has a constitutional particularity, as the constitution states that the church participates in the drafting of sensitive and thorny clauses.
After the different denominations Christian communities managed to draft a personal status law for non-Muslim Egyptians, this law is threatened not to be brought to fruition by the Parliament, to contradict articles of the Egyptian Constitution which guarantee the principle of freedom of belief and...
Bishop Benyamīn of the Menūfiyya Diocese said that the inclusion of the constitutional particularity of personal status for Egyptian Christians, which will be drafted in the upcoming meeting of Egypt's churches representatives, does not weaken the law.
The enactment of the law on the Azhar, known in the media as the Azhar independence law, was severely criticized as it was approved and published in the official gazette a few days before the People's Assembly session.   'Abd al-Ghanī Hindī, the leader of the people's movement for the independence...
Ashraf Anīs, founder of the “Right to Life” movement, demanding the right to divorce and remarriage for Copts, considers the new draft law settled on by the Evangelical congregation, discussed with the other Christian denominations in Egypt, and presented to the House of Representatives, as blatant...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb congratulated members of the Azhar's Islamic Research Academy on the enactment of the new law regulating the top Sunni Muslim establishment's affairs, known in the media as the Azhar independence law, issued hours before the People's Assembly session...
 Dr. Ahmad Mahmūd ‘Atā Allāh, a member of parliament in al-Gharbia governorate, said he would forward a proposal to set up a committee for women inside the People’s Assembly considering the frail participation of women in parliament.   Female legislators are only eight, plus two by appointment,...

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