Displaying 11 - 20 of 292.
In Egypt, the issue of altering the religion of a child has become the object of widespread attention, following the declaration of a boy, who was originally adopted by Coptic parents before being taken into custody by authorities as a Muslim.
In 2007, Rev. Dr. Andrea Zakī was elected Vice President of the Evangelical Community in Egypt. During his eight years in office, he has taken great efforts to strengthen relations between the Evangelical Church and other churches and denominations, both in Egypt and abroad.      
Reverend Andriya Zakī, head of the Evangelical Community in Egypt, said that the construction of 428 churches has been legalized in the past 5 years, out of a total of 1,070 churches and buildings proposed by the community. This is in accordance with the Law on the Building and Restoration of...
Last year, the Egyptian Cabinet increased the punishment for female genital mutilation (FGM) to a maximum 20-year prison sentence, but this has not limited the spread of the practice. 
Amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act under Law No. 94 of 2015 have established essential parameters to confront terrorists and block the sources which finance extremist activates. These amendments were approved by the Parliament’s Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, headed by...
13 Egyptian human rights organisations have denounced the decision of the State Security Prosecution to refer Patrick George Zakī to trial before the Emergency Court, on charges of “spreading false news inside and outside of the country” based on an opinion article published two years ago.
Māya Mursī, the President of the National Council for Women (NCW), expressed her happiness at seeing the first photo of Egyptian female judges at the Public Prosecution.
Lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl, legal adviser to the Coptic Orthodox Church and head of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights (EUOHR), filed a lawsuit on Wednesday August 25, 2021, to the Administrative Court demanding the Minister of Interior and the Civil Status Sector to remove the religion...
On June 23, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted documents to the ‘Fund for Honouring Martyrs, Victims, Missing and the Injured of War, Security Operations and Terror Attacks, and their Families’, regarding the Egyptian Coptic martyrs who were killed by Dāʿish in 2015.
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, stated that the Awqāf Ministry (Religious Endowments) sets some conditions for preachers who use the pulpits [minbar]. These conditions include being an Azharian (al-Azhar graduate) or holding a license from the Ministry of al-Awqāf.


Subscribe to