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The state of Brunei announced that it will implement Islamic Sharī’ah temporarily in the country starting from Sunday. 
In an interview hosted by Ṣada al-Balad, Dr. Rev. Andrīyya Zakī of the Coptic Evangelical Church declared that marriage of homosexual has no theological grounds, and cannot be therefore accepted by the Church, stressing that the Church does not close her door to anyone.
"Without preserving the homeland, there will be no moderate religious discourse, and the call to God needs a stable ground." Said Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Najār, a member of the Islamic Research Academy. "Anyone who calls for dispute and division is not a preacher," he said in an interview aired on Ten TV...
Bishop Makarius tweeted: the construction of houses of worship is a right we demand.
 The Bahā’ī faith entered Egypt in 1864. A governmental decree was issued in 1960 to dissolve all Bahā’ī gatherings in Egypt. There is no precise enumeration of Baha’is in Egypt.  The city of Acre, Akko, or ʿAkkā in Arabic, is the holiest city for the Bahā’ī faith, and is occupied by Israel.
On Sunday, the French Coordination for Eastern Christians convened in Paris under the theme: ‘Against Discrimination and Violence of Eastern Christians and other Minorities’. High-level representatives of Islamic and Christian clergy participated in the conference, beside a number of journalists,...
The political, legal and media controversy is repeatedly raised when the issue of removing the religion field from the National ID generates.  12 years ago, the issue was raised by the National Council for Human Rights, headed at the time by Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī. Discussions and meetings could...
Followers of the tweets of Muná Abū Sulaymān (Mona Abu Selimān), the Saudi-Arabian journalist, were surprised about her tweet in which she welcomed the celebration of the first Christian liturgical mass in the ultra-conservative monarchy. The tweet that raised controversies was then deleted by the...
A number of religious clerics stated their concern about banning the hijāb (hair veil) in a number of states in Germany for teachers. They stated that the decision is a matter of intimidating Muslim teachers so they refrain from teaching. Asnaf Basjak from Osnabrueck University in Germany [position...
On December 10, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Despite the fact that this period of seven decades elapsed since this declaration has been proclaimed, human rights are still violated in many parts of the world and millions are still oppressed...
British Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief Lord Aḥmad visited Egypt to enhance the British-Egyptian partnership in the field of education and interfaith dialogue, according to a statement issued by the British Embassy Monday, Nov. 19.
Hosted by Egyptian Satellite Channel TEN, Pope Tawāḍrūs II said to media presenter ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd that Minya in Upper Egypt has a dense population that might represent a potential cause behind the frequent occurrence of sectarian attacks.
MP Dr. Muḥammad Fuʾād submitted a request to the House of Representatives, suggesting a briefing to be submitted by the Cabinet on the situation of the right of worship for Egyptian citizens.
On behalf of the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, the Apostolic Administrator of Giza [al-Jīzah], Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf], and Fayoum [al-Fayūm], Bishop Toma Adly Zaki [Tūmā ʿAdlī Zakī] received the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion and beliefs, Ján Figeľ....
An uneasy and anxious atmosphere surrounds Coptic churches at the time of Christmas celebrations due to the threat of further attacks from the Muslim Brotherhood, however the security services have reassured Copts that extra steps are being taken. The Egyptian Coptic Coalition demanded extra...
Dr. Janneke Stegeman calls for ecumenism with Islam. Good relations with Muslims are very important but one cannot ignore that the existence of Christianity in virtually all Muslim majority countries is under threat. Another problem is that most Muslims do not accept the concept of freedom of...
Two weeks ago, the US State Department held a ministerial conference - the first of its kind - on religious freedom in the world. Two days before the ministerial conference, representatives from 80 countries, as well as clerics and civil society organizations, convened. During the three-day...
Here is the transcription of a report by France 24 on the  proposal of criminalising atheism. It can be viewed  here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1cQOEZieC0).   In Egypt, parliamentarians are working on a project to criminalise not having a faith. Many of them refused to speak  about this...
The Centre of Judicial Studies and Researches of State Council organized a symposium on Wednesday entitled, “The French State Council’s Superintendence of administrative decisions related to freedom of expression and freedom of belief”. Arnaud Casado, Professor of Law at the University of Paris,...
The Religion and Freedoms Forum (RFF) is to organize a seminar on “The Religious Situation in Egypt”, which will convene on Tuesday at 3pm at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). 

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