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Egypt

The land of Egypt is a powerful symbol in the Bible of the liberation of God’s people from slavery and the journey to the Promised Land, in what we call the Exodus. Egypt also has its place in the Christmas story. To escape the murderous intent of Herod, the family of Jesus fled to Egypt […] Read More

The indigenous mission workers in Egypt work sacrificially, usually among the poorest and often illiterate people. Their mission is twofold: to share the message of the gospel and do social work, which virtually brings the bright rays of light in a dark reality. The multiethnic and socially diverse population of Egypt numbers nearly 80 million. […] Read More

2011 began with high expectations for new freedoms and prosperity across much of the Arab world. Three years on, there is a palpable sense of disappointment and frustration. Egypt has been through two revolutions, has had a failed experiment with political Islam and is now dealing with a low-level insurgency from recently outlawed members of […] Read More

As Egyptian developments unfold, Christians around the world are asking how best to preserve the Christian community from harm and maintain its voice and role in Egypt. Media outlets have broadcast images of a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators while local and international human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have strongly criticized the army’s […] Read More

“It’s difficult to see at the moment how this is going to play out, to be honest.” That’s the frank assessment of the situation in Egypt by Anthony Peck, general secretary of the European Baptist Federation, which oversees member unions not only in Europe but also in the Middle East and North Africa. Peck, who […] Read More

Many of us involved in Christian ministry in Egypt are appalled at the misunderstandings about the situation in Egypt being propagated by even normally balanced international media like the BBC, and the way it has, in general, portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood as the victims of injustice. So, on behalf of myself, Ramez Atallah (general secretary […] Read More

Like many others, I have been shocked and saddened by the loss of life in Cairo and elsewhere this past week as the Egyptian military has cracked down on the protesters supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and the ousted President Morsi. Some of the TV pictures have been truly horrifying, showing unarmed civilians gunned down in […] Read More

Egyptians rejoiced on Feb. 11, 2011, over the toppling of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. The majority thought that they would awake the next day in a new era where all the problems of Egypt’s society would be solved. The reality today is that political uncertainty and economic challenges are all that lie ahead […] Read More

A prominent evangelical Egyptian pastor has warned his congregation against voting for purely protecting Christian interests in the presidential elections that begin in the Middle East country on May 23. Pastor Sameh Maurice of Kasr El Doubara, a large evangelical church in Tahrir Square, Cairo, said Christians should vote for the best candidate for the […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) Despite continuous attacks on Coptic Christians, a delegation of Egyptian Christian leaders said Wednesday (Feb. 8) they do not support the development of a Christian political party as a possible solution. “We don’t need to add more divisions than what we have,” said Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, […] Read More