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The Shūrá Council commission led by Muhammad al-Fiqī, Chairman of the Council's Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, had visited Dahshūr in a bid to settle the disputes between Muslims and Copts there. A rally comprising Muslim and Christian local residents, interior ministry officials and...
The conciliatory session, in which the president's advisor, a delegation from the Shūrá Council, the deputy shaykh of the Azhar and the governor of Giza took part, successfully calmed the tension in Dahshūr after clashes erupted there between two Muslim and Christian families. Mu'āz Muhammad Hasab...
Security agencies in Giza on Saturday (Aug. 4), in coordination with local popular and executive leaders, had several meetings and conciliatory sessions between Muslims and Christians in Dahshūr to bring Christian families back to their homes in the village. A commission composed of 10 Muslims and...
Dr. Yāsir ‘Alī, the presidential spokesman, denied that “Coptic brothers” were compulsorily displaced out of the village of Dahshūr after the recent clashes, adding reports received by the presidency affirmed that they left the village due to security conditions. [Nāsir ‘Abd al-Majīd, ‘Umnīyah...
Mursī gave instructions to Giza Governor 'Alī 'Abd al-Rahman to speed up containment of the crisis that erupted there, including the formation of a commission within 24 hours to survey the losses and include them into the dossier of current investigations. The commission is to estimate the proper...
President Muhammad Mursī ordered the authorities concerned to secure the return of Coptic families who left their homes during last week's deplorable incidents of unrest in the impoverished Giza district of Dahshūr and firmly enforce the law in order to preserve peaceful coexistence. Presidential...
Al-Misrī al-Yawm reported on the same story and said that the report pointed out “negligence” in avoiding attacks on Christians in Egypt. [Author not mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 31, p.1] Read original text in Arabic 
Several top religious authorities and the Azhar lashed out at the candidacy of Dr. Muhammad Yusrī Ibrāhīm, Secretary General for the general association for rights and reformation, as Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqāf).Sufī orders called on Dr. Muhammad Mursī, President of the Republic, to...
Several top religious authorities and the Azhar lashed out at the candidacy of Dr. Muhammad Yusrī Ibrāhīm, Secretary General for the general association for rights and reformation, as Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqāf).Sufī orders called on Dr. Muhammad Mursī, President of the Republic, to...
The communication committee of the Constituent Assembly (charged with drafting a new Egyptian constitution) conducted its first meeting with the title “draft your constitution” in Sharm al-Shaykh.The governor of Sinai said that the committee’s goal is to hear all suggestions to make sure Sinai...
Al-Misrī al-Yawm reported on the same story and said that the report pointed out “negligence” in avoiding attacks on Christians in Egypt. [Author not mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 31, p.1] Read original text in Arabic 
Bishop Bola, the member of the Constituent Assembly representing the Coptic Orthodox Church, states that the Constitution represents the entire spectrum of Egyptians. He also added that it is a victory for the marginalized. He said that it has approved the right to issue a church-building law in...
Human Rights activist, Fadī Yūssuf, the founder of the Coalition of Egyptian Copts, has revealed plans within the Coalition to draft a law to curb sectarian strife in Egypt. He added that the law will regulate all issues that are used as pretexts for sectarian strife including conversions and...
Meanwhile, the Coptic Orthodox Church said that the lists of voters to elect a new pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, will be announced as of Monday (July 23) until Sunday (August 5) in the notice board on the walls of the church of Bishop Ruweis at the St. Mark...
Islamist groups differ on visions about citizenship, equality and the concept of a modern state from outright rejection to conditional acceptance. Some of the Islamist leaders, under political pressures, have developed certain orientations toward Copts. Famous preachers and salafī politicians who...
Dr. Hassan al-Shāf’ī, the leader of the Azhar delegation in the assembly, said that Egyptians want a constitution that would guarantee basic rights and freedoms for all citizens regardless of religion, race or any other consideration. “This new constitution should help Egypt restore its role in the...
Al-Asālah demanded the writing of new articles in the constitution to establish a “higher sharī’ah court” to watch whether laws and resolutions are in line with the Islamic law. Al-Nūr said it is considering this proposal while the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) rejected it. [...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists sought removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the...
Meanwhile, a well-placed source at the committee supervising the papal elections said it approved announcing the initial list of candidates for the Coptic Orthodox patriarch post on May 19, adding the list will include only seven out of the 15 candidates who applied for the position so far. The...
Many of Egypt’s 8.5 million Copts are deeply alarmed by the possibility of having an Islamist president, opting rather to vote for former officials in the Mubārak regime. Coptic votes will be mostly divided between Mūsá and Shafīq, both had served in Mubārak’s government, said the Washington Post...

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