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Counselor Yūsuf Ṭalʿat, legal representative of the Evangelical Church, revealed the details of the meeting of the heads of the Egyptian churches at the papal headquarters at the Cathedral of St. Mark's in ʿAbbāsiyya.
Bishop Irmiyāʾ (Jeremiah), President of the Coptic Orthodox Culture Center, felicitated al-Azhar al-Sharīf for the opening of al-Azhar Academy for Training Preachers. “ Egypt established the fundament of religious education and moderate Islam, for one thousand year,” the Bishop said. 
Counselor Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salām, the advisor of Al-Azhar Shaykh and the rapporteur of the Basic Principles subcommittee in the Constituent Assembly, stated that new constitution stresses that Al-Azhar is a reference to all matters pertaining to Islamic affairs. He assured that it is based on the...
Yāssir Burhāmī, the Vice President of the Salafī Call, stated that the Constitution included the interpretation of sharī’ah provided by the Supreme Constitutional Court, which is satisfactory from a religious perspective. He stated that a “real change requires a gradual development based on...
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, spokesman of the Coptic Catholic Church, Father Hānī Bākhūm, announced that the Egyptian Council of Churches (ECC) scheduled a week of prayer for unity is to start on Monday, February 18 – 25 public and official unity of the Catholic Church in Egypt.
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...

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