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The Azhar and the Coptic Orthodox Church have recently finished writing reviews on education curriculum, as requested by the Egyptian Ministry of Education. Head of the Center for Educational Evaluation and Examination, Dr. Salāh ‘Arafah, said that both entities agreed on developing various...
A critical set of exams that will help bolster enrolment in universities aims to bring in highly qualified and fair individuals to supervise the process. However, controversy ensued as people believed the Ministry of Education failed to entrust Mr. Emad Sidhom Morqos to such a position in the...
This article outlines a number of different discriminatory statements and issues brought up against Copts in Egypt. Firstly are the statements made by Mohamed Abbas who recently said that Copts are coddled by the Egyptian government and are treated better than Muslims when both are in prison. He...
This article outlines the difficulties faced by two brothers raised as Christians, but with a Muslim father. The boys’ mother helps them with a lawsuit to keep their religion, but it seems they will be forced to convert to Islam.
 Youssef Sidhom discuses an example of religious discrimination through the prism of student and staff numbers at Assiut University, where even though 28 percent of the student population is Christian, only 0.75 percent of the teaching staff is Christian. This, according to Sidhom, stems from a...
This article discusses the educational system in Egypt and the general bias towards Muslim beliefs and customs, rather than secular classrooms. The author asks the Minister of Education, Ahmed Zaky Badr, to be more aware of the discrimination which is so rampant in Egyptian schools. The author also...
Mahmūd Sa‘d comments on the Azhar's grand Shaykh’s visit to Naja‘ Hammādī, pointing out that such formal visits do not resolve sectarian issues.
Even though the Supreme Administrative Court issued a final ruling last March giving Bahā’īs the right to have ID cards and birth certificates with an empty religion field there are still examples of discrimination taking place.
The fear of Swine Flu increases as cases appear in Egyptian schools and universities.
Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī presents his views on peacemaking through education, training, and personal involvement. He also discusses the value of religious initiatives to promote peace. Article full text: On November 18, 2009 I had a chance to interview Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī, President of the...

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