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The crisis between Waṭanī and the Coptic Orthodox Church following the laymen’s conference seems to have become chronic. Pope Shenouda has not sent his weekly article to the newspaper for two weeks. While some attributed the issue to a new phase of the pope’s anger, sources assured that the pope...
The Citizenship Committee of the General Community Council released a statement that appealed to Egyptian officials to take the required procedures to avoid the repetition of sectarian incidents that have recently taken place in the village of Bimhā in al-‘Ayyāt.
The author comments on the incidents which occurred in Bimhā, al-‘Ayyāt...
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church held its annual meeting. Contrary to all expectations, the Holy Synod did not decide on any punishment in the trial against clergymen who had made allegations against Bishop Bīshūy and the Holy Synod. Rumors have spread about the church’s boycott of Wat...
The author considers the reactions to the incidents of sectarian sedition between Muslims and Christians in Bimhā, al-‘Ayyāt...
Before I temporarily quit discussing die question of the exclusion of Copts from leading posts, I would like to quote a profound letter written by Mr. Nabil Adly—a colleague at Watani. He writes: ‘The exclusion of Copts from leading posts is an issue which concerns all of us. However, other...
Participants of a session held by ‘Watanī Salon’ discussed citizenship, the necessity of announcing the census, and to enact a unified law for building houses of worship.
The author considers the implementation of the recent constitutional amendments. He questions how significant the concept of citizenship, among others, will be.
The author criticizes the occurrences that surround incidents of sectarian strife, and the continued segregation that Copts are subjected to. He states that Watani International will be accepting donations to assist the victims and the family of the victims in the sectarian crisis in Bimhā.
The author discusses the continued problem with identity cards, specifically the section for entering one’s religious affiliation. He provides a number of examples of individuals whose identity cards have incorrect information on them, or who repeatedly have to validate the information present.

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