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Extra-judicial community justice is increasing sectarian violence: EIPR

and   /  June 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Resolving disputes outside of justice system reflects community power structures

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Grand Imam Al-Tayeb leaves UK after Parliament, Prince Charles meetings

  /  June 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A formalised relationship between the Church of England and Al-Azhar was established following 9/11

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Coptic families forcibly displaced after Beni Suef attacks

  /  May 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Christian newspaper reports local Muslims tried to protect Copts from villagers angered over “insults to Islam”

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Endowments ministry to mentor female scholars on women’s, children’s rights advocacy

  /  May 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The ministry has come up with at least 13 recommendations for updating Egypt’s religious discourse

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Religious edicts need compatibility with time we live in: Endowments minister 

  /  May 25, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Religious Endowments researched new tools for religious discourse in Egypt

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Imprisoned journalist beaten in prison for conversion to Christianity

  /  May 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Lawyer submits complaint to Prosecutor General for unlawful detention and abuse

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2 Giza preachers banned for not acquiring permission for religious speech

  /  May 2, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Religious Endowments Ministry uses its right of civil arrest for the first time on Friday

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Endowments minister holds Muslim Brotherhood accountable for water poisoning

  /  April 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Commenting during a religious forum in Abu Dhabi, Gomaa also accused Iran of imposing influence on other countries

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Endowments minister calls on armed forces to allow counter-terrorism volunteers

  /  April 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

If there was a need for calling on volunteers we would have initiated it already, says military spokesperson

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Al-Azhar to prosecute TV presenter over ‘critical’ content

  /  April 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Islam El-Behiry accused Al-Azhar curriculums and interpretations of supporting ideology of extremist group “Islamic State”

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Endowments Ministry scrutinises Islamist schools

  /  April 6, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The act follows a series of strict measures undertaken by the ministry to control religious speech

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Arab League head sparks anger among Christians

  /  April 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Nabil El-Araby had claimed that Catholic and Protestant Christians follow different holy books

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Endowments Ministry to hold conference renewing religious speech in May

  /  March 30, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Scholars training institutions, publishing houses allegedly belonging to terrorist groups will be tackled

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Al-Sisi reasserts needs to revolutionise religious discourse

  /  March 23, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President stressed importance of countering extremist ideas

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Child marriage in Egypt: ‘I don’t know how old I am’

  /  March 22, 2015  /  In Focus, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian law sets marriage age for women at 16, however constitution define children as under 18

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‘If world can provide support, I will let people demonstrate in streets day and night’: Al-Sisi

  /  March 22, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi stresses importance of US presence in the Middle East and Islamic moderation, justifies Morsi’s ouster, disputes applicability of Western ideals to Egypt

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Endowments Ministry bans clerics allegedly belonging to Muslim Brotherhood

  /  March 16, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Clerics belonging to various other Islamist groups also included in ban

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Egyptian student given prison sentence for atheist Facebook posts

  /  February 17, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Suez Canal University President personally filed legal case against student Sherif Gaber, who claims he was tortured in custody

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Al-Azhar blasts West for ‘double standards’ on freedom of speech

  /  January 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Western leaders alleged to welcome “terrorists” in march against terrorist attacks, and to decry anti-Semitism while allowing Islamophobia

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Egyptian court sentences man to 3 years in prison following declaration of atheism

  /  January 11, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Father of defendant supports court case against son for insulting religion

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Writer Fatma Naoot faces ‘contempt of religion’ trial

  /  December 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The case is related to comments columnist made ahead of Eid Al-Adha

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Imams of mosques should ‘not even consider’ entering politics: Ministry

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Endowments ministry warns imams of ‘decisive actions’ if they decide to run for office

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Endowments ministry amends upcoming Friday prayer speech

  /  November 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The speech will be unified across the country’s registered mosques

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Integrating prayers in psychological practices improves well-being: Study

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Research emphasises improved sense of psychological well-being after prayer

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Endowments ministry inspectors granted right of civilian arrests

  /  October 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry is trying to hold religious entities in its grip: Researchers

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Egyptian government serves political Islam: EIPR

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Official Islamic scholars aim to face extremist thought, but state uses authoritarian grip against those defying religious discourse, says human rights organisation

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Ministry of Endowments vows to confront extremism, atheism

  /  August 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Endowments and culture ministers say confronting terrorist organisations is common goal

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Post-Revolution, blasphemy convictions increase – and get more personal

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  174 Comments

Once reserved for public figures, blasphemy charges now levied between friends and neighbours out of “revenge” against “anyone who has different beliefs than that of the majority”, legal experts say

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Economic success can be achieved in 2 years, with ‘sacrifice’ by Egyptian people: Al-Sisi

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

On the first anniversary of the 30 June uprising, the newly appointed president discusses state of economy, pledges to “correct religious discourse”

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Religious freedom contributes to better economic outcome: Study

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  47 Comments

“Religious regulations” negatively affected Egypt’s tourism industry in 2013

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