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Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that amendments to the inheritance law need to be made to eliminate the injustice done to Egyptian women. She demanded women to claim their inheritance in accordance to the new amendments that impose imprisonment and sanctions...
The various channels of social media facilitated the promotion of many liberal ideas for women, which emerge from the framework of the stereotypical view, which is often based on the qualitative discrimination against it. In the midst of that scene, it was not strange to see such hostile...
“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
It's been five years since Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria, started his papacy. During this term, he was keen to introduce multiple changes in the church system.
In an interview with al-Dustūr, Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, head of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, stated that the confusion of religion with politics and science is one of the main reasons that hinder the progress of the Egyptian state, and that no progress will ever be achieved as long as some...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
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.
This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
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...

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