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Egypt

When a language of hatred and revenge is promoted, Christians remain the keepers of true hope for humanity.
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About Egypt

  • Leader:President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:87.3 million (10 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism

President al-Sisi’s authoritarian style of government has to some extent restored the rule of law in Egypt, but also implies a stricter compliance with the relatively restrictive legislation related to religious affairs. This is not in the advantage of the country’s Christian population. The large Coptic minority, while facing important difficulties, has been tolerated because of its historical presence and its demographic size. In recent years this has changed, however, causing historical Christian communities to be targeted as well. There is a small but growing community of Christian converts (Muslim Background Believers, MBBs), who bear the brunt of persecution, most often from family members.

Recent News from Egypt

Mar 2 2016

HEAVY TOLL FOR ROMANCE THAT CROSSED EGYPT’S RELIGIOUS DIVIDE

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In an all too familiar tale in Egypt, a romance between a Muslim and a Coptic Christian ended tragically late last year when the woman professed faith in Christ and was killed by family members. No charges have been filed in this “honor killing.”

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Feb 16 2016

One Year Later: 21 Egyptian Christians Beheaded by ISIS

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On Monday, it marked one year since the Islamic State slaughtered 21 Egyptian Christians.

These regular acts of the Islamic State have begged the question: is the Islamic State more unified than the Body of Christ?

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Jan 27 2016

Egyptian Christian Conscript Dies in ‘Mysterious’ Circumstances

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Bishoy Natei Kamel was supposed to complete his military service this month. Instead, his family was called to collect his body three months earlier.

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Prayer Points for Egypt

  • Pray for Christian converts who are ousted from their homes for leaving Islam.
  • Pray that God would bring even the leaders of Islamist groups to Christ for His purposes.
  • Pray for Christians slighted in social, political and legal affairs to entrust their situation to God.

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