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The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...
Background: This was the second conference on minorities held at Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies. Several speeches were given about Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim-Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān and the terrorist attack inʿIzbat Aqbāṭ. *For more information...
Background: This Conference was held at Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies in the event of the second conference on minorities. Several speeches were given especially on Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān (Delta) and the terrorist...
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.
Few subjects are so sensitive in Egypt as the conversion from one religion to the other. It is often difficult to find out the truth in such stories with all of the possible interests involved, both of the convert and the people around him or her. One can obtain a better glimpse of the various...
One of the distinguishing sub-themes of the Egyptian revolution which began on January 25, 2011, has been the proliferation of Coptic movements.
Anger spread among Copts after announcing the appointment of ten (seven are copts) in the parliament; Copts' outrage came over appointing Jamāl As‘ad, coptic thinker known for his hostility to church and attacking Pope Shenouda, in addition, excluding Georgette Qalīnī for her defense on Copts...
This report provides an overview of different human rights organizations in Egypt and th
Two AWR interns investigate the news coverage of a dispute that took place in al-Tayyibah village, Minia. They analyzed the press reports of the incident and then look at the reconciliation sessions that took place in the wake of the conflict.
In the final issue of the year there are always a number of delayed articles that should have been included earlier. Hulsman expresses his hope that the work of Arab-West Report will become part of Western institute and help to add to a proper understanding of Muslim-Christian relations. However it...
Church leaders described the law that prevents demonstrations in houses of worship as an unprecedented step that aims to deprive Copts of their rights.
The Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination [EARD] group held its first national conference last weekend. The conference was supposed to be held at the Journalists Syndicate but after journalists stopped participants from entering the premises it was moved to the headquarters of the Tajammu...
According to the author, the head of the U.S. Copts Association, Michael Munīr is one of the people who is responsible for sowing sedition and destabilizing Egyptian society. ‘Urābī accuses Munīr of working in the U.S Congress to suspend 100 million U.S. dollars of its aid to Egypt. His activity...
The Egyptian press continues to devote attention to the different reactions to the Supreme Administrative Court ruling allowing Christian divorcees to remarry. The church rejected the ruling and considered it against the Bible and church codes. Some authors highlighted the tragic influence of the...
The Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt issued a controversial ruling that guarantees Christian divorcees the right to a second marriage. The Coptic Orthodox Church rejects the ruling and declares that there is no authority on Earth that can oblige the church to go against their conscience....
Head of Al-Kalema Center for Human Rights Mamdūh Nakhlah has joined the defense team of a lawsuit filed by the Middle East Christian Association asking for compensation for victims of al-Kushh clashes in 1998 and 2000.

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