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China: Revised Regulations on Religious Affairs

(Nov. 9, 2017) On September 7, 2017, China’s State Council released a revised version of the Religious Affairs Regulations (Regulations), which will take effect on February 1, 2018; the Standing Committee of the State Council adopted the Regulations on June 14, 2017. (Zhonghua Renmin Gonghe Guo Guowu Yuan Ling Di 686 Hao: Zongjiao Shiwu Tiaoli […]

Greece: Parliament Approves Building of First Mosque in Athens

(Aug. 16, 2016) On August 4, 2016, following long and tumultuous debates among members of the Greek Muslim community, various Greek governments, and the Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek Parliament approved the building of a mosque in Athens.  The permit for the plan was included in a law dealing with energy matters.  (New Regime to […]

Egypt: Council of Ministers Discusses a New Bill Regulating the Construction of Churches

(Aug. 12, 2016) On July 21, 2016, the Prime Minister of Egypt, Sheriff Ismail, met with his Cabinet members to discuss the provisions of a draft law that would govern the construction of new Christian churches and the renovation of existing ones in the country. (Ismail, Ministers Discuss Draft Laws, Including Church Construction Bill, DAILY […]