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Shedding Light on the Present Situation in Egypt

Shedding Light on the Present Situation in Egypt

By Dr. Terence Ascott: 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.

Amid Chaos Egyptian Christians Pray for Peace

Amid Chaos Egyptian Christians Pray for Peace

Amid an ever-changing and fluctuating level of chaos, Egyptian Christians are praying for peace. Open Doors USA spokesman Jerry Dykstra shares this from an Egyptian believer, whose name is withheld for security purposes: “He said, ‘These are the hardest days we’ve ever witnessed. A peaceful Egypt is now soaked in violence.’”

Egyptian Coup: Christians Targeted for Retribution

Egyptian Coup: Christians Targeted for Retribution

Egypt’s Muslim extremists, enraged over the ouster, have apparently zeroed in on the nation’s Christian minority, scapegoating them even though the Islamist leader was widely unpopular.

Video: Rev. Douglas Leonard on Egypt’s Christians

Video: Rev. Douglas Leonard on Egypt’s Christians

The big concern for Christians is will they be protected under the new majority Islamic government in Egypt,” says The Rev. Douglas Leonard, Executive Director of the Al Amana Centre. As economic stresses under the Morsi government ripple throughout Egypt, the minority Christians are feeling particularly vulnerable.

National Council of Christian Churches held in Egypt

National Council of Christian Churches held in Egypt

Representatives of several different Christian denominations present in Egypt met this morning in St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox cathedral in the capital’s al-Abbasiy district, to sign the statutes of the country’s first National Council of Christian Churches.