Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim
Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-reality-of-church-construction-in-egypt/
Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law established what was, on its face, a streamlined process for the construction of churches, and also provided for a committee to formalize churches which had been built illegally. But Christians still face both official and social restrictions on building their houses of worship, as officials have been slow to issue permits (even to existing churches seeking recognition), security agencies have failed to protect churches and Coptic properties, and violence from neighbors has succeeded in keeping churches out of contested areas.
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