Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/EGYPT – Christians and Muslims from Minya recommend removing religious affiliation from identity documents
Minya – In order to combat discrimination and sectarianism that tears apart the Egyptian social fabric, it is advisable to remove information about one’s own religious affiliation from identity documents. This is the proposal relaunched by a group of Christians and Muslims gathered in the Egyptian city of Minya with the intention of formulating useful proposals to support peaceful civil coexistence and defuse fanaticism and extremism fueled by propaganda that exploit religious contents and languages. The meeting was also attended by some Coptic priests of Minya, together with representatives of the local Islamic communities.