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.

 

Seminar’s aspects

 
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

 

This entry was posted on Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm and is filed under Statements. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.