Sunday, September 11, 2016
Egypt passes a law to facilitate building churches
... and the first request for a new church came from a Muslim Member of Parliament: independent MP El-Badri Ahmed Deif, submitted the first request to the governor of Assiut to build a church in the village of Salam in the governorate of Assiut, according to Al Ahram News.
The move holds a lot of significance to Christians both in parliament and around Egypt, as it represents the unity between both religions and the attempts to decrease the rising religious strife in Egypt, especially in the upper Egypt region. "This request aims to build new bridges of confidence between Muslims and Christians and foster national unity in Egypt," Deif told reporters.
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