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Dr. Māyā Mūrsī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women, spoke at the opening session of the conference entitled "Empowering Young Women Leaders from Local Councils ... Voices of Women: Stage Two." The conference was organized by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, which strives to equip...
In al-Ahrām of December 11, Margaret 'Āzir, the first Coptic woman to enter parliament through elections, said that the Islamist majority at the People's Assembly should not be a cause for concerns.
Disturbance erupted among the Coptic Evangelical Church after its representative in the Shūrá Council decided to withdraw surprisingly.
On December 28, 2012, al-Hurīyah wal-‘Adālah (Freedom and Justice) Party (FJP) composed the preliminary list of candidates that will be endorsed in the coming Shūrá Council elections in all governorates.
The three main Christian denomination in Egypt submitted a memo to President Muhammad Mursī asking him to amend 19 articles in the Constitution.
Mamdūh Ramzī, cassation lawyer and one of the appointees, expressed his satisfaction with the representation of Copts in the Council and added that the number of appointed Copts is higher than any former regime
 Kamāl Sulaymān Bishārah, member of the Coptic Advisory Council, said that he accepted appointment in the Council because the [Coptic Orthodox] Church nominated him. 
Professor of Law in Alexandria University of Law, Sūzī ‘Adlī Nāshid expressed her dissatisfaction with the presentation of women and Copts in the Shūrá Council. The member of the Shūrá Council by appointment added that the representation of Copts in the Council did not exceed 12 members from a...
Rāmī Lakah, leader of Hizb Misrinā, or "Our Egypt Party" and appointed to the Shūrá Council, said that the three Christian churches, Orthodox Catholic and Evangelical, agreed to submit one memo to be discussed on December 26. 
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
The presidential body has promised the three major Egyptian churches to appoint eight members of the Shūrá Council, four members to represent Orthodox, two for the Evangelical Church, and two for the Catholic Church. Within the frame launched by President Mursī for “national dialogue”, Vice...
In an unexpected development, the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) announced yesterday its decision to suspend hearings in all cases indefinitely. The decision of suspension coincided with the gathering of large numbers of demonstrators who gathered in front of SCC, thus, blocking judges from...
Hannes Swoboda, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, rejected insults to religious symbols, noting there is difference between the freedom of expression and affronts to religion. [Muhammad al-Fiqī and Akram Najīb, al-Akhbār,...
  Twenty-five human rights organizations and political parties called on the Shūrá Council to freeze the recent appointments of chief editors of state-run newspapers
The Shūrá Council’s commission dealing with the Dahshūr issue managed to resolve the crisis that followed the killing of a Muslim young man and injury of dozens of Muslim and Coptic local residents and to bring back home the Coptic families that left the troubled areas out of fears of reprisals by...
  The “an appeal to all patriots, freedom of the press is in danger” conference held at the Syndicate of Journalists, has launched a fierce attack on the Shūrá Council’s committee for the selection of editors-in-chief of national newspapers.  
The Cairo Criminal Court ruled yesterday (June 11) to punish political activist, Alā’ Abd al- Fattāh, and 24 others with 15 years of jail in absentia.
Pope Tawadros II called on all Coptic Christians to attend mass this Christmas, stressing that the anniversary of the attacks against Copts on this holiday should not prevent Copts from expressing joy during the festive season. Due to Egypt’s political turmoil and the recent approval of the country...
The Legislative Affairs Committee of the Shūrá Council rejected the status of women in the first half of the electoral list, leading to sharp differences between the House of Representatives at a meeting yesterday (April 2, 2013). Shūrá Council member, Mamdūh Ramzī criticized the decision saying...

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