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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Sexual harassment is often linked to public holidays and celebrations that witness large gatherings, despite public awareness that it is socially and religiously unacceptable and prohibited. The Egyptian government has implemented several laws in order to combat this, the most prominent of which is...
Legal Counsel Ḥussām ʿAnṭar filed a complaint to President al-Sīsī, the Prime Minister and the Attorney General, against Fāyiz Buṭrus, (known as Zakariyyā Buṭrus a former Coptic Orthodox priest) owner of the al- Fādī channel, which attracted viewers by attacking Islam and inciting strife among the...
The Egyptian government is making great efforts to improve its image, however still efforts to be made to achieve real progress toward equal citizenship rights for all. According to a statement released by Coptic Solidarity: “Copts are the victims of institutional, systematic discrimination in...
Al-Ḥurra recently aired an episode of its program “Debatable” that discussed the Bahāʾī religion.  In it, host Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā asked the question, “how do Bahāʾīs having houses of worship harm you as a Muslim or Christian?”
The first circuit for Freedoms and Rights of the Administrative Court is hearing a case filed by lawyers Dr. Hānī Sāmiḥ and Ṣalāḥ Bakhīt. The litigation — registered under number 48010 of the legal year 75- calls for the cancellation of “the decision and security instructions and alerts issued by...
This text was presented to all members of the extraordinary church council meeting or synod on October 24, 2020. It was not a new text. The bishop earlier presented a similar text in 2019 to the parish council of St. John the Baptist Church when relations were discussed with the Maadi Community...
The ministerial committee concerned with licensing and legalizing the status of churches and Christian places of worship is still searching through the old papers of thousands of buildings. The total number of churches whose status was legalized increased to 1,882 churches and service buildings.
The Egyptian representative, Major General Yaḥyā al-Kidwānī, a member of the House of Representatives’ Defense and National Security Committee, denied having discussions held by the House on any recent law submitted, either by the government or by a member of the Parliament, concerning the removal...

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