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The identity of Muslim women in post-colonial Egypt has largely been marginalized in the transition to modernity.
I participated this week in a meeting to which I was invited by friend novelist Dr. 'Azzah Kāmil, Director of Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development Organization [ACT]. The meeting’s title was “Towards Effective Strategies for Combating Violence and Trafficking of Women and Girls”. Dr...
The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo approved by majority during its annual meeting on Friday (January 20) on the ordaining of women as priests for the first time in the history of all Christian denomination in Egypt. ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 21, p. 3] Read original text in...
Although Islamic thinker and presidential hopeful Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā approved the Azhar paper and stressed the need to activate it, he rejected that the Azhar or any other religious institution should play any political role.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is seeking to have the unified personal status law for non-Muslims passed as soon as possible, official sources from the papal office said. The move is intended to prevent a possible crisis between the Church and the judiciary and to address the problem of Copts seeking a...
Al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah handed its documents to establish its political party al-Binā' wa al-Tanmīyah (Reconstruction and Development) to the Political Parties' Affairs Committee. 'Isām Dirbālah, the head of the group's Shurā Council, said that there are a lot of women and Copts among founders of...
Islamic thinker Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā said that the man who hosted 'Abīr in Imbābah incidents affirmed that 'Abīr told him she did not pray in a year, and that if she returns to her Christian husband, there will be no harm involved except that she will be with a husband that she does not love. He...
A conference was held in Cairo on 10 April 2011 by the Coalition of Women's Organizations, a non-governmental group. The purpose was to stress the importance of the role of women in democracy building. At the conference Bothaina Kamel, a well-known TV host, stressed that a woman is capable of being...
Copts in the Egyptian media 42 Our reading of the Cairo papers this week takes us to the weekly, State-owned al-Mussawar and the file it recently published on “Do Copts hate the July Revolution?” In his article entitled, “Copts under Jamāl 'Abd al-Nāsir,” Midhat Bishāy attempted to cite both the...
 The alleged disappearance of a priest’s wife in Upper Egypt is discussed in the article. 

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