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During the conference "Misr Tatahadath" (Egypt Speaks) last Wednesday (December 19), the Partners in the Homeland Coalition declared her rejection of the results of the first phase of the constitutional plebiscites. According to the Coalition, there were numerous violations and the integrity of the...
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches decided to leave the dialogue because there was no clear agenda.  The third session of the national dialogue concerned the appointment of 90 members of the Shūrá, the Upper House, after the office of the President had asked the political...
Yahyá al-Jamal, constitutional jurist, said that the measures took on the first phase of the referendum over the draft Constitution makes it an illegitimate referendum. 
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
In an interview to al-Dustūr,  Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī said that the new Constitution did not meet Egyptian demands, for instance, a civil state, democracy, citizenship, women’s rights, child’s rights, freedom, and eliminating all sorts of discrimination. 
Columnists’ newspaper articles this Sunday address and analyze the implications of constitutional amendments proposed by Egypt’s House of Representatives.  In an article titled "A Quiet Reading of the Constitutional Amendments," the chairman of al-AhrāmʿAbd al-Muḥsin Salāma said that constitutions...
The Architectural Engineering Division of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate(EES) has invited its members to attend the conference dubbed “Architecture of Coptic Churches: Heritage, Present and the Future” on January 16 to celebrate the recent events relating to the field of Coptic church...
The three main Christian denominations in Egypt stressed that they did not call Copts to boycott the constitutional referendum. They argued that Copts may choose what they want whether to boycott or participate in the yes-or-no referendum. 
Under the title “Churches reject the Constitutional referendum scheduled for December 15”, al-Dustūr newspaper reports that the three major churches of Egypt had hoped that President Mursī would postpone the referendum until a consensus among all segments of the Egyptian society is reached and a...
al-Dustūr discusses the question of Egyptian national identity in an age of globalisation, where claims have been made that the era of the nation state has come to an end in the face of economic integration in shared markets. The author highlights the many overlapping layers of Egyptian identity –...
The Coptic Church celebrated ‘Īd al-Adhá with the Muslims. This took various forms and confirmed the wish of the Church to share in the Muslims’ joy. It also reaffirmed the strength of national unity. Bishop Bola, the representative of the Church in the Constituent Assembly, together with a number...
The organization "Human Rights Watch" has issued a statement calling on the Egyptian authorities to take the steps necessary to protect churches and religious institutions against attacks from what it called "mobs".  Since August 14 there has been arson and looting of dozens of churches, and...
This came after the call ofMuslim Brotherhood and its allies to storm al-Tahrīr square on the first day on Eid the  and to start a sit-in there.  Mīnā Majdī, the spokesman of the Maspero Youth Union, stated, “We will be there in the square and we will form human chains to protect the people praying...
The Egyptian Union for Human rights Organization headed by Dr. Naguib Jubra’il drafted a memo addressed to Interim President Adly Mansur, Prime Minster Dr. Hāzim al-Biblāwī, and General ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisī. The organization issued a statement that included the demands in the memo. It included...
Dr. Samīr Sabry, renowned lawyer, has submitted a complaint to Counselor Hishām Barakāt and Counselor Tāmir Firgānī, the first general attorney for the state security prosecution, accusing Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mahmūd Hussayn, Ibrahīm Munīr Mustafá, Mahmūd al-‘Ibyārī and others of funding the...
Bishop Makarios the Bishop of Minya, has denied in an official statement the claims made by Al Jazeera Channel that the Copts have accused the security forces of collaborating with terrorists in burning the churches. The statement assured that there is no truth to what Al Jazeera has stated. He...
The official page for Bishop Marcus, Bishop of Shubrā al-Khaymah, has issued a statement by Priest Arsanbus, who is responsible for organizing the ceremony of Mar Jirjis in Luxor. A decision was taken to cancel the celebration this year in Luxor after a phone conversation with Pope Tawadros II due...
Judicial sources stated that the state security prosecution is conducting investigations in the Warrāq Church “massacre” (Nadā Hamdī, al-Dustūr, Nov. 3, p. 6). Read the original text in Arabic.
The new law on NGOs will be discussed with the ministers of social insurances and justice as well as the NGOs federation within a week to bring viewpoints closer and strike a balance between the civil society’s interests and the government’s controls on foreign funding. 
Father Rafīq Jarīsh, the spokesman of the Catholic Church in Egypt, said that the Catholic Church is well-known by its schools. There are 171 Catholic schools in Egypt, 38 of which in Upper Egypt.  

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