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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.
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Munā Abū Shanab caught everyone, but in particular men, by surprise, when she launched an initiative calling for Polygamous marriage.
The Administrative Court witnessed yesterday, January 1 the withdrawal of a lawsuit filed by a Coptic citizen against the Coptic Orthodox Bishop Pachomius, the acting Patriarch, and Father Yūhannā ‘Atá of Mār Jirjis Church (Saint George Church). The plaintiff claimed damages after the Church had...
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
Egyptian President `Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī issued a presidential decree to amend certain clauses of the personal status law.
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
Pastor Rifʿat Fikrī, President of the Media Committee of Egypt’s Church Council, that the Egyptian church returned the code of personal status for Copts to Counselor Majdī al-ʿAjātī, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliament, to discuss and amend it.
  With an agreement achieved surrounding the first articles of the law, and disagreement surrounding the resultant consequences, the meeting between various Christian sects on the project of a unified personal status code came to an end. The meetings and the various sects’ public...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Christian denominations behind the controversy over the "personal status" law We do not want a slanderous or offensive media. We will raise a case to appeal on the investigation of the "Lady of the Vineyard" case Christian students are forced to memorize Qur'an and prophetic traditions I agree to...
The House of Representatives rebelled, in a show of solidarity with the National Council for Women, regarding the enactment of legislation ensuring the documentation of oral divorce to maintain family relations and to protect them from disintegration. The Parliament supported the opinion of the...
Dear esteemed Egyptian church leaders, In the previous part of my letter, I said that I would write to you this open, transparent discourse after the Personal Status Code was returned to the churches so as to yield language consented upon by all Christian communities. This letter includes...
Egypt's Al-Azhar Senior 'Ulamā` Body has opposed President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi’s call to ban oral divorce, arguing that oral divorce has been “established since the time of the Prophet”. The Body considered that “the occurrence of oral divorce uttered by the conscious will of the husband is in...
A Coptic Church source has said that there is a general trend towards unifying the personal status law valid for all the Christian denominations by taking into consideration their differences on what concerns marriage and divorce. 
Dr. Māya Mursī, head of the National Council for Women (NCW), confirmed that the phenomenon of harassment has risen significantly across the world. She called on the Waqf (Endowment) Dā'iyāt (Muslim female preachers) to educate mothers about the ethics and values their sons should follow, pointing...
  The feminist writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa'dāwī supported President al-Sisi's denouncing the oral divorce and calling for codifying it. “How can a one-sided oral divorce, exclusively allowed for men, be permitted, while matrimony is considered legal only upon registration?”she said, adding, “oral...
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.

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