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Local leaders managed to contain a sectarian fitnah in Mīt Bashār as Muslim elders of the village formed human shields to protect the church and Copts’ houses there until security agencies found Rānyā in the house of one of her relatives in Cairo. The girl, who was handed over to the al-Zaqāzīq...
The Minyā al-Qamh prosecution is still investigating the crisis over rumors that church clerics kidnapped and detained her after she converted to Islam. Hanān ‘Attīyah Girgis, the 40-year-old mother of Rānyā, said during investigations with her that her husband Khalīl has forced Rānyā to convert to...
“My father used to mistreat us. He was perennially quarrelling with my mother. Two years ago, he converted to Islam, left our house and married to a Muslim woman. We have been the focal point of bad talk in the town,” said the 14-year-old girl. “Four months ago, I left my mom’s house and went to...
The panel, with the objection of the priest, recommended on Wednesday (February 1) delegating Shaykh Hawārī to sell the property of Abū Sulaymān, a trader of household appliances and a local notable of the area of Kubrī al-Sharbāt in al-Nahdah, and have him expelled from the village.
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
The Religion and Freedoms Forum (RFF) is to organize a seminar on “The Religious Situation in Egypt”, which will convene on Tuesday at 3pm at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). 
The "Hatred" Law proposed by al-Azhar during Laylat al-Qadr [religious celebration during Ramadan commemorating the revelation of the Qur’an] was met by angry reaction from many MPs and politicians
Cairo- A criminal court in Cairo on Wednesday decided to suspend the funds from a Women’s and Human Rights NGO . The court also decided to freeze the assets of the founders of both NGOs. The court ruled to suspend the funds of the organization Naẓra for Women's Studies and freeze the personal funds...
It has been three years since President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi has been sworn in as the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt after winning the presidential elections on 3 June 2014. During his rule, a new page was opened for the Copts in Egypt. In fact, the thinkers and the Christian clerics see...
The crisis of restoring and repairing churches in Egypt has opened widely the door to sectarian strife, prompting the Egyptian government, after the June 30 Revolution in 2013, to endorse Article 235 of the Constitution of 2014, which states that the Parliament is to issue a law for the...

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