TOPIC freedom of religion
Dar al-Ifta aims to control fatwas worldwide
Mai Shams El-Din | Dar al-Ifta, Egypt’s official religious institution tasked with drafting edicts, held an international
Faith security: The new moral anxiety
Heba Afify | Controversial TV host Islam al-Beheiry deserves to be in prison, as his ideas endangered “faith security,”
Human rights in focus: Amr Ezzat
Mai Shams El-Din | Whilst the human rights movement has traditionally focussed on exposing police violations, fighting for
The state’s moral authority
Omar Said | In an interview during the run-up to his election last year, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asserted
Relationship between Church and state brought into question
Mai Shams El-Din | Last week, a group of Coptic activists protested inside the Abbaseyya Cathedral against the Church’s
The battle over the mosques
Mai Shams El-Din | In a turbulent political climate, the Ministry of Endowments is once again at the heart of a standoff,
Amr Ezzat
On the precarious ‘non-existence’ of Egyptian atheists
Amr Ezzat writes about the contradiction inherent in the state’s response to atheists
Cabinet committee legalizes 80 pre-existing churches, service buildings
Zagazig University suspends professor, refers him to disciplinary committee for ‘insulting Islam’
Preacher Islam al-Beheiry’s prison sentence widely condemned
Preacher Islam al-Beheiry sentenced to one year for insulting Islam
No politics, no campaigning in Eid sermons, warns Endowments Ministry
3 Christians detained for distributing dates saying the ‘Lord loves you’
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