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(Right) now all the political groups in Egypt conform to one main principle, which is to make sure that every part of society is represented in the constituent assembly that will draft the Egyptian constitution. There is no doubt that this principle is credible as long as it is implemented...
The recent controversial Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination conference was prevented from taking place by force. The following lines shed light on the conference’s recommendations and the press controversy it aroused.
A workshop organized by the Forum of National Contribution discussed the role of Copts in the political life of the country. As well as other issues, participants debated the possibility of having a quota for Copts in parliament and the establishment of a committee to monitor discrimination.
Khalīl discusses the reasons behind the violence and discrimination against Copts in Egypt. He blames the government, the Coptic community, and the Muslim majority, and calls on Copts to make their voices heard in international human rights and media organizations. He stresses the significance of...
The author reviews the speeches given during a workshop entitled, ’Copts and the Parliament’ held by the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Bishopric of Youth.
In the article, scores of thinkers comment on the proposed platform of the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
The grand muftī of Egypt has issued a fatwa saying that statues are harām, but Egyptian intellectuals have taken an opposing stand, defending the art of sculpture.
The author reports on a seminar on the problems facing democratic change and the involvement of religion in politics.
Everyone is calling for change, particularly since there is a growing social anxiety that stability is turning into total paralysis. Yet should democracy be stifled to prevent worse alternatives?
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