Copts demanding right to divorce will collectively leave Church

Emad Khalil Yomna Mokhtar 13/08/2011 The Right to Life Movement, a Coptic group, said a large number of its members will collectively leave the Coptic Orthodox Church, while retaining their Christianity, in response to the Church's refusal to permit divorce and second marriages except in cases of adultery. A senior bishop, who asked not to be named, downplayed the ...

Egyptian Women’s legal center demands personal status law for Copts

Yomna Mokhtar 02/07/2011 The Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) announced support for Copts' demand for a personal status law for non-Muslims. Such a law would deal with issues of marriage and divorce separately from church regulations. The center said such as law is necessary in light of sectarian violence triggered when Copts do not get ...