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Anglican Archbishop Mouneer proposed the title Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe. The comparison with Europe was important to the Archbishop since it is not all rosy in Europe, yet Mr.Belder chose to focus on Egypt alone. Mr.Bas Belder is a former journalist for the...
The September 2020 Webinar “Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe,” led to a discussion about the so-called Covenant of ʿUmar, also known as the Capitulations of ʿUmar, a 9th-century document prohibiting church building, the rebuilding of destroyed churches, and displaying a cross on...
Egyptian authorities released Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil on Saturday, following the decision of the public prosecution’s office, after enduring more than two years in pretrial detention.
Yesterday, al-Mansūra Misdemeanor Court ordered the release of researcher and human rights activist Patrick George Zakī. The court postponed Zakī’s trial until February 1, because the defense’s arguments still need to be heard.
The Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement yesterday evening in response to the statements of former father Zakariyā Buṭrus (Zakaria Boutros), stressing that he had been cut off from the church for more than 18 years, following his attack on the Prophet Muḥammad.
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...
Why do we often talk about Copts and the 1952 Revolution? Was the revolution at that time against the Copts as a religious sect, as if we still lived in the Ottoman confessional system? Was the revolution against the interests of the feudal and capitalist class of the Copts alone?  Do we measure...
Egyptian churches announced that they have taken a number of urgent measures to support Egypt in its position regarding the Nile waters, after Ethiopia had stated it started the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in a unilateral action.
While Copts celebrate Christmas today, Rāmī Kāmil, Patrick George and Khalīl Rizq find themselves in prison, being held in pretrial detention pending charges of spreading false news by defending human and workers’ rights.
Eight human rights organizations repeated their demands for the immediate release of Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and the dropping of the trumped-up charges against him after an entire year since his arrest.  They also called for the end of mistreating Egyptian human rights defenders and especially...

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