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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...

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