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Differing opinions between Coptic movements and activists over the upcoming parliamentary elections have recently come to light. The official position of the Church is not to interfere in the electoral decisions of Copts, whereas activists and the Coptic Movement are united in calling for a boycott...
Dr. Nājiḥ Ibrāhīm, a co-founder and theoretician of the al-Jamāʿa al-Islāmīya (Islamic Group), called on President Muḥammad Mursī to lead the nation with a mentality of a statesman, not that of the Muslim Brotherhood group, and give more room for power sharing regardless of ideological differences...
Several Coptic activists, emerging from a meeting at the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, agreed to name two Copts for vice president post or membership of a presidential council – Tourism Minister Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr or Deputy Governor of Cairo for the Northern Area Samīr Marqus...
The three Egyptian churches congratulated Muhammad Mursī over his victory in the runoff round against former regime general Ahmad Shafīq. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, June 25, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
This is a comment on an article with a similar title published on April 13 on a blog called “Salamamoussa. Reclaiming Egypt,” named after Salāmah Mūsá (1887-1958). He was a well-known journalist, writer, and advocate of secularism and Arab socialism who was born into a wealthy, land-owning Coptic...
Several Coptic organizations and movements held a press conference to announce their refusal of the current constituent assembly drafting Egypt's post-revolution constitution, which Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, said marginalized all segments of the...
On November 25, 2011, Al-Misrī al-Yawm, now called Egypt Independent, was the first publication that reported about Najīb Jubrā’īl’s “NGO report: 93,000 Copts left Egypt since March.”  
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
  Copts involved in the dog battle are planning a protest march in front of the Ministry of Justice for September 15, continuing with their demands for a law on civil marriage, as well requesting resignations from the Orthodox denomination sitting on the clerical council.    
Dr. Najīb Jabrā’īl Mīkhā’īl, Coptic lawyer and Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organizations (EUHRO), called on the church to ordain new bishops for the clerical council, and said these bishops should not sit for more than five years in the council. He added that the church needs to...

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