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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. 
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
Al-Misrīyūn, on December 14,  comments that in few years, Churches bells will “not be heard anymore” in the United Kingdom, where Christians in big numbers are converting to be Muslims making Islam to be the fastest growing religion in the British state, this trend is expected to continue. 
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
In his novel ‘Al-Safīnah al-Ḥamrāʾ, min Bayrūt ilā al-Bahāʾiyīn’ (The Red Ship: From Beirut To The Baha'is’, the Egyptian novelist, Samīr Zakī, deals with a sensitive and thorny theme in some countries in the Arab region, namely, the Baha'i faith. 
  In a special statement to el-Wady News, Lūqa Radhī, a representative of the Archbishop of Mary and John Qūsiyya said that atheism is not as common an occurrence as thought, but that government officials need to accept that God made humans with free will and should choose to worship God without...
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.

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