A New Law in Old Bottles

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Dr Georges Fahmi

Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/64602

At the end of August the Egyptian parliament passed a law on the construction and restoration of churches. It is the first law to regulate such construction, which was previously governed by vague rules based on administrative decisions issued in the 1930s, and that placed many restrictions on church building. Despite hopes that the new law would change things, in reality it reflects the same approach that has for decades governed relations between the state and the Coptic community…

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