Tag: religious freedom

Gender Bill a threat to religious freedom, Parliament told

Controversial new draft legislation, named the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, was considered at public hearings at Parliament on Wednesday, January 28 and Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Bill, amongst other things, prescribes a minimum quota of 50% female representation in decision-making structures, and gives the Minister wide powers […]

New Egypt constitution nudges Christian hope

Originally published in Baptist Press Egyptian voters have approved a new constitution, leaving Christians a bit more hopeful, though it does not secure basic rights for religious minorities. One Egyptian Christian leader said the difference in attitudes he observed as he waited in line to vote was “a great tendency […]