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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
Christianity and Islam were the main focus of interreligious dialogue in the summer school. Not all participants, however, were adherents of those two religions. Some participants identified as being atheist, agnostic, or spiritualist. Two participants that identified as spiritualist presented...
Mrs. Corry-Anne van der Tang, a researcher for the SGP (Reformed Political Party) in the Netherlands and a young graduate of the Faculty of Law gave an interesting presentation about Christian youth living in a Dutch secular society. 
MP Muḥammad Fuʾād said that the speech of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī at the World Youth Forum on the freedom of religious belief “is very progressive and there must be policies to implement this.” During his interview hosted by the ‘90 Minutes’ talk show, aired on al-Miḥwar TV channel, on...
The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...
The political pundit Dr. Mustafa El Feqi [Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī] said that religion drives society in many countries, including Egypt.
 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.
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...
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has allocated 1 billion and 270 million pounds ($ 71 million) to restore the Jewish heritage in Egypt. The Israeli embassy to Egypt praised the decision to restore the Jewish temples of al-Beheira, Cairo and Alexandria. Out of 25 synagogues located in Egypt, only 11...
UN sources have assured that the continuation of the acts of violence in Burma is targeted at Muslims and aims at killing and displacing them. The last attack targeted the offices of the UN and other organizations in Burma and led to the killing and displacement of tens of thousands of Muslims. The...
Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church, Bishop Narcissus, stated that the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Patriarch Theodore II, has inaugurated the oldest seat of the patriarchate at the Monastery of St. Sabas the Hegumen, Alexandria. 
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.
The Egyptian Coalition for Minorities has organized on Wednesday a collective iftār in the Jewish Synagogue , which was attended by representatives of religious minorities.
Jehovah’s witnesses is an extremist organization that calls for not joining the army as well as boycotting the parliamentary elections. 
The World Association for al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) strongly condemned the ideological justifications for the ISIL’s campaign to target and eliminate Christians and Jews worldwide, stressing that such a campaign is an invitation to ignite sectarian strife under the banner of religion.
In an effort to promote moderate Islam, Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf], launched 3 campaigns, one of which is a beyond borders campaign that focuses on Prophet Muḥammad and his message to convene the ethical values of humanity. A number of sermons conveyed by the prophet of Islam have...
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
British political writer and professor of European studies at Oxford Timothy Garton Ash criticized the paper issued by the Azhar on the future of Egypt, saying that the document is ignoring the religions of half inhabitants of the globe, like Hinduism, Buddhism and Scientology. [Wafā' Shi'īrah, ...
Islamists rejected the establishment of the Free Copts Party, planned by some Coptic activists, because it would be set up on a religious basis, criticizing the new party's calls to change Article II of the Egyptian Constitution which spells out that the principles of Islamic sharī'ah are the main...
A prominent security source revealed that the national security agency will establish a new department to watch Muslim and Christian religious leaders and their activities and funding in addition to web sites and newspapers. The step aims to spot any hard-line approaches or calls for violence or...

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