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The Court of Administrative Justice of the Council of State is handing down a verdict on Saturday (June 03, 2023) in the lawsuit filed by the head of the Protestant Churches of Egypt, Dr. Andrea Zakī, in which he requested the irrelevance of the Constitution of the Episcopal/Anglican Church and...
The Egyptian National Dialogue held a meeting with leaders of rights organizations in Egypt to discuss issues related to the Egyptian human rights movement. The meeting was held within the National Dialogue’s current focus on working to create a positive atmosphere to effectively foster dialogue....
The al-Azhar Global Fatwa Center has reached a decision regarding the religion of an adopted child, who was adopted by a Coptic couple after being found in a church, but then later taken in by the authorities, assigned to the Islamic faith instead and given a Muslim name. The Center explained,...
A fatwā issued by al-Azhar has led to the return of the child, Shinūda, to the Coptic couple who raised him, following his time spent in the care of social services in an orphanage. These events have once again caused the matter of Christian adoption to be examined. According to the current law,...
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.

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