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(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
The issue of church building in Egypt is among the most misunderstood and misreported subjects affecting Muslim-Christian relations.
AWR's intern Toon Bijnens analyzes the media coverage on the church of Two Martyrs St. Mina and St. George incident.   The church is located in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh (Governorate of Helwan). Angry Muslim young-men set the church on fire after seeing a muslim girl with a christian young-man called '...
The Egyptian Gazette reports that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood groups says that the same reasons and motivations that caused the recent uprising in Tunisia are present in Egypt, as well. They perceive the Tunisian developments as a message to oppressive Arab leaders and call the Egyptian government...
This Egyptian Gazette article talks about the call by Amnesty International for Egyptian authorities to stop the alleged intimidation of the family of Sayyid Bilāl, whose family claims that he was tortured to death while in detention. Bilāl was suspected by police to have been involved in the...
This Egyptian Gazette article covers the issue of the train shooting in Minya on Tuesday night. Prosecutors have detained the 23-year old policeman who allegedly opened fire while on a Cairo-bound train, killing a 71-year-old Copt, while wounding his wife and four others, all of whom are Christian...
Egypt's National Democratic Party is considering a unified law for places of worship, according to the Egyptian Gazette. However, the article states that the final draft of the bill has not yet been completed. The article also mentions a surveillance camera program that will soon be implemented in...
In mosques across the region on Friday, Muslim clerics preached tolerance and called for Muslim/Christian unity against acts of terrorism. "Such crimes, which do not differentiate between Muslim and Christian or between a man and a woman, were rejected by the Prophet," says Egypt's Grand Muftī ‘Alī...
Muslims celebrated alongside Christians at Coptic masses in churches nationwide on Thursday night, as extra security measures were taken after the New Year's attack on a church in Alexandria. Pope Shenouda led mass at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, which witnessed the presence of Muslim statesmen...
This article from the Egyptian Gazette affirms that those responsible for the heinous attack outside the Two Saints Church, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria must be brought to justice. The bomb killed 21 innocent worshippers on New Year's Day, its aim allegedly to aggravate religious...

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