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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Counsellor Munṣif Najīb Sulaymān, member of parliament and representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced that the second parliamentary session's agenda will include a legislative proposal for Christian families; a draft that can be considered a civilizational leap for Christian families...
Thousand days have passed since the disappearance of Muṣṭafā al-Najjār Egyptian politician, founder of the Justice Party, and a symbol of the January revolution 2011. The Egyptian authorities still did not investigate his case, denying his imprisonment and rejecting the disclosure of his...
Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to permit women to live independently without a male guardian opens the door for many Egyptian women to pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by themselves.  However, experts confirmed to Akhbār al-Yawm that according to Egyptian law, women younger than 40 years are obliged to...
Fr. Mūsā Ibrāhīm, official spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced that Pope Tawādrūs II decided to form a commission to follow up on the legal consequences around the issue of Wādī al Rayyān. 
On 12th of October 2017, Reverend Samaʿān Shiḥāta, Priest of St. Julius of Aqfahs in ʿIzbat Jirjis, al-Fashn, Banī Suwayf, was attacked during his service by Aḥmad Saʿīd, a 19-year-old living in al-Marj.  
Munṣif Sulaymān, Legal Advisor to the Coptic Orthodox Church and member of the House of Representatives, announced the completion of reviewing the Family Law (Personal Status for Copts) in the Ministry of Justice. All sides have agreed on all articles of the draft law after 16 sessions that brought...
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, stated that the Awqāf Ministry (Religious Endowments) sets some conditions for preachers who use the pulpits [minbar]. These conditions include being an Azharian (al-Azhar graduate) or holding a license from the Ministry of al-Awqāf.

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