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Head of the religious sector at the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf Jaber Tayei referred that the Ministry of Awkaf has set plan to put the law into action to facilitate worship for the disabled and providing translators of religious speeches for them, explaining that the ministry hopes this would be part of Egypt's ...
THE controversy has been boiling away at the heart of Egyptian archaeology since 2015: does the famous tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun conceal another? ... alongside the heretical Pharaoh Akenaten who attempted to overthrow Egypt's pantheon of gods in favour of a radical new monotheistic religion.

It is loosely based on the Book of Exodus from the Torah/Bible and exposes the veiled patriarchy in the religious text. ... film Seder-Masochism were already uploaded by Nina on the Internet including the song sequence "You Gotta Believe" which turned Egyptian stone goddess idols into flash animation.
"In contrast with Islamic State (IS) in Egypt, the Hasm Movement's propaganda de-prioritizes religion and emphasizes the group's nationalist aims," wrote Michael Horton, senior analyst for Arabian affairs at the Jamestown Foundation. "Its relatively moderate religious views and nationalistic focus, combined ...
ROME - On Friday Pope Francis condemned once more the use of violence in the name of religion and called on political and religious leaders to warn ... One of the pontiff's strongest appeals against the use of violence in the name of religion took place during his visit to Egypt in late April of last year, when ...
The Egyptian parliament is the only party that can hold institutions in Egypt accountable; no foreign parliament can." The response, a copy of which Al-Monitor obtained, accuses the Muslim Brotherhood of spreading conspiracies, stirring up strife and inciting against religion in Egypt since it was founded in ...

26, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Minister of religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Jumaa and the head of the Endowments Authority, Ahmed Abdel-Hafiz, to discuss the use of endowment assets to support national projects to help promote growth of the Egyptian economy. Both Jumaa and ...
CAIRO, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayyeb said Wednesday that there should be an Arab and Muslim revival of public awareness of Jerusalem and holy sites in Palestine. The call was made by Egypt's top Muslim cleric during a conference to support Jerusalem in response ...
As per Open Doors, Egypt has witnessed 128 Christians being killed for practicing their faith. About 200 were forced to leave their places of residence in 2017. The upswing in persecution was explained by the organization as an effect of Islamic terrorists coming from Syria and Iraq. There had been ...
In the past year, Egypt has moved up an annual league table of persecution of Christians compiled by the charity Open Doors. According to its World Watch List, North Korea is still the most dangerous country in the world in which to be a Christian, and Nepal has had the biggest increase in persecution.
The ancient city of Heliopolis had immense religious importance for some Egyptians. Egyptian mythology says that on this site the world was created and it is much larger than Karnak, one of Egypt's most famous tourist attractions. The proximity of Heliopolis to Persian, and then Arab, settlements made it an ...
A list of the names of 50 scholars authorized by al-Azhar, Egypt's top religious authority, to issue religious edicts fatwas in Egyptian media outlets was ... "Scholars are free to talk about religion as long as they are qualified, adopt a moderate discourse, do not deride religious symbols, or incite violence.
Tellingly, Egypt is the first Muslim country, which has tamped down on radical Islamist activism in the country's religious and educational centres. It has literally banned extremist thoughts from flourishing in the new Egyptian generation's minds. Hasan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutub, Maulana Maududi and almost ...
The Trump administration has been supportive of the plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt, recently voicing its support after a gunman opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt's El-Minya governorate in May, killing 28 people. "America also makes clear to its friends, allies, and partners that the ...
A young woman who was tired of living under the thumb of the government, she risked her life by openly rebelling against Egypt's conservative mores. ... Many Muslims, ordinary men and women, started to grapple with the perversion of their religion by extremism, realizing that radical ideas had seeped into ...
CAIRO -- One day in early November, a small group of elders in a dusty town in the northern Sinai Peninsula handed over three people accused of being Islamic State militants to Egyptian security forces. It was not the first time -- they had handed over at least seven other people accused of being militants ...
Efforts by Al-Azhar, as well as different religious institutions in Egypt, to bring to the spotlight the mercy of Islam and rectify the falsified image ... In addition, the Fatwa Observatory affiliated to Dar Al-Ifta, which is the Egyptian religious institution that reviews religious edicts in light of contemporary life and ...

CAIRO -- Earlier this month, a 17th-century baroque statue depicting the rape of Persephone by Hades, the Greek god of the underworld, created an ongoing major controversy among Egyptian intellectuals and sheikhs over whether naked statues are reconcilable with Islamic teachings. It began when ...
The Ancient Egyptian religion was designed to worship not death, but the concept of everlasting life. ... than likely fell in love with her country (its fertile area was considered a breadbasket , and it was said that he who controlled Egypt controlled Rome) and the way she handled politics rather than her looks.
In one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt's modern history, militants targeted a mosque last week, leaving 305 people dead and 128 injured in a town of only ... "When you are claiming to be the one true religious authority as ISIS does, other people that practice your religion differently are more of a threat than ...
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian authorities said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country's troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 ... to target Sufis, accusing them of idolatry and heretical "innovation" in religion and warning that the group will "not permit (their) presence" in Sinai or Egypt.
(Photo: government of Egypt)Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi meets with ... as American evangelicals, for the plight of religious minorities in Egypt, ... evangelical writer Joel Rosenberg, Egyptian-born Christian pastor and ...
religious festivals such as the Hajj and Hanukkah, which bring ... that border Saudi Arabia: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, and Qatar.
The religion of bigotry, on the other hand, has many different sources. .... made-up religious rules, prohibitions and restraints against women.
religion is deeply embedded in Egyptian culture and almost everyone is identified by Christian or Muslim belief. With that in mind, "miraculous" ...
Below is a brief exposition on some of the oldest Egyptian archaeological discoveries. ... historic gem to have ever come out from Egypt's ancient past. ... in the tomb of Tutankhamun gave great insights into culture, religion, ...
Egyptian parliamentary delegation in Washington discusses NGO law ... like Egypt's new NGOs law, religious freedom for Coptic Christians, ...
"He started studying religion in the United States," said Muminov, adding that Saipov "couldn't get enough" of the religious freedoms enjoyed in ...
Not surprisingly, I began to think that Egyptian religion was focused on ... So, despite the heavy Muslim character of Egypt, religious practices ...
"He started studying religion in the United States," said Muminov, adding that Saipov "couldn't get enough" of the religious freedoms enjoyed in ...
The exhibit showcases how religious beliefs shaped the lives and material culture in .... Egyptian religion in that way was very inclusive: open to ...
According to the report, religious minorities in Egypt still face extreme ... Witnesses, Mormons and the Baha'is despite the Egyptian Constitution of 2014, which states Egyptians are free to follow and exercise any religion.
Pence discussed his plans at a religious dinner in Washington, where ... with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and highlight U.S.-Egypt ...
Ishak Ibrahim, head of the religious Freedom Unit at the Egyptian ... in a country whose citizens have no respect for their religion," he added.
No one claimed responsibility immediately following the attack, but IS has targeted Sufis several times in the area in the past, notably beheading a leading Sufi religious figure, the blind sheikh Suleiman Abu Heraz, last year and posting photos of the killing online. Images circulating on social media showed ...
Experts say the amicable ties between Sufis and the Egyptian government may also be factor, giving the attack a political dimension. Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who took power after the military overthrew a democratically elected Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, has vowed to do a better job ...
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian authorities said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country's troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 ... to target Sufis, accusing them of idolatry and heretical "innovation" in religion and warning that the group will "not permit (their) presence" in Sinai or Egypt.
And even if you have no stake in studying medieval religion in England, ... giving ancient Egypt unprecedented global power--archaeologists discovered an ... Egyptian religious statues were considered to be alive, and were ...
Along with Dalia Youssef, a member of the Egyptian parliament; ... Egypt could swiftly emerge as an example of bold religious reforms, which ...
Egyptian law does not expressly ban homosexuality, but gay men have ... At least six people have been arrested in Egypt after raising the rainbow flag of ... and "contempt for religion" in the deeply conservative Muslim society.
Egyptian Priests Buried These Sacred Statues of Gods More Than 2000 Years Ago ... giving ancient Egypt unprecedented global power--archaeologists ... Egyptian religious statues were considered to be alive, and were ...
While homosexuality is not a crime under Egyptian law, it carries a social ... cases of gay men convicted of immorality or contempt of religion.
Egyptian director Amr Salama has a bent for tackling hot-button issues ... Variety during the inaugural edition of the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, ... Islamic public school finds himself forced to conceal his religious identity.
Egypt's secret police began detaining Uyghur and ethnic minority ... The 200 students, many of them religious students at Cairo's Islamic ...
About 60 Egyptian Coptic Christian families have moved to York County in ... Copts have lived in Egypt since their religion was born, but in recent ... to York County in recent years to escape religious persecution in Egypt.
Egyptian chanter cleric apologises for singing on TV after facing ban ... wearing my uniform," Younis commented to Daily News Egypt on Sunday. ... account says he has cared been interested in religious singing since he was ...
Maged Atiya considers the interplay between religion and culture in Egypt today and how various public figures leverage both for their own ...
Nations with Islamist politics, like Saudi Arabia and Iran, Turkey and Egypt, had long since banned these practices. This week's Economist is ...
The leader of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Patriarch Tawadros II has ... call into question all subjects engaged in religious education, who must ...
Egypt says it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic 'Exodus' over historical, religious errors ... ancient history in yet another attempt to Judaize Egyptian civilization ... The ministry said religious scriptures present Jews as weak and oppressed. ... Artistic works dealing with religion are often banned in the Muslim ...


 

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