EOHR holds a seminar on” The legal and religious framework for supporting the right of citizenship for Egyptians”
January 31st, 2010 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR)will hold a seminar entitled ” The legal and religious framework for supporting the right of citizenship for Egyptians” on Wednesday 3/2/2010 at 5:00 PM. The seminar includes university professors and members of People’s Assembly and Shura Council and a group of leaders of political parties, political forces and civil society activists.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, secretary general of EOHR, confirmed that the goal of this seminar is to discuss the reasons of sectarian tension in Egypt and the strategy to confront it, with a focus on the foundations and mechanisms for building a state of citizenship leading to a bill in this regard. He called for setting a new rules that guarantee the equality among Egyptians in building houses of worship on the basis of citizenship as the basis for the rights and duties according to specific standards to meet the spiritual needs of the citizens not the standards which are fulfilled in the context of religious competition. He added that there is no distinction among citizens on any base and law is above all.
Section I: The causes of tension and the strategy of confrontation
Mr. George Ishak, general coordinator of Kefaya Movement
Dr. Ikram Lam’y, professor of theology and comparative religions
D. Medhat Potrous, lawyer.
Ahmed Abu Baraka, member of the parliament.
The second aspect: the foundations and mechanisms for building a state of citizenship
Mr. Youssef Sidhom, editor in chief Watany newspaper
Dr. Samir Morcos, researcher and writer
Dr. Diaa Rashwan, expert at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
The third aspect: Towards a bill on citizenship
Mr. Essam Al Islambouly, lawyer
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