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It's not enough to merely remember that our ancestors were slaves in Egypt. ... For most of the past millennium, Egyptian Jews lived alongside Muslims and Christians in relative harmony. Yes ... A number of Egyptian rulers subjected their Jewish and Christian subjects to discriminatory taxes and restrictions.
Al-Azhar Coptic Christian leaders in Egypt told Al Arabiya.net that during his visit to Egypt, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was direct, clear and ... He also said that the crown prince's visit to the church in Egypt sent a clear and significant message about religious tolerance, accepting others and ...

Some of the most notable examples of Christian participation were Egyptian nuns in Sudan, who travelled 600 km from Sanar to Khartoum to cast their ballots, according to Al-Ahram. Nevine Sobhi, 49, a Christian living in Alexandria, told Egypt Independent that “Even if anyone was running against Sisi, ...
Despite mounting international criticism of el-Sisi's human rights record, many Egyptian Christians see his strong rule, backed by the army, as the main firebreak against the sort of disintegration and sectarian chaos that's gripped neighboring Middle Eastern states such as Iraq and Syria, where the Christian ...
No matter how much the Christians wish to live in a secular society of dignity and justice, they must rely upon oppressive Muslim rulers to safeguard their dignity and justice. Over past decades, Christian-Muslim violence was largely confined to upper (ie southern) Egypt where village sheiks were often ...
Egyptian Christians YouTube / Open DoorsEgypt has risen sharply up the rankings to be named the 17th worst country in the world to be a Christian. He was forced to change schools at the time but now parents at the original school have filed a complaint against him to the governorate's Directorate of ...

"The alleged suicide of a number of Christian soldiers have raised many questions, but there has been a lack of investigations," the activist said. "In many cases, the military spokesman declares data on the development of various issues. So why have they not used the same method to declare facts about ...
Ahead of Egypt vote, most Christians put faith in Sisi ... Cairo - On the streets of Cairo's Shubra district, many Coptic Christians - but not all - say they will support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his ... After Morsi's ouster, many of his supporters accused the Christian community of supporting the overthrow.
Three years after 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped and executed by ISIS militants in the city of Sirt in Libya, the Libyan attorney general, Siddiq Soor, agreed to return the bodies upon the request of Egypt's public prosecutor. According to local media sources, the head of the Interrogations ...
An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other ... Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt ...
For Egyptian Christians, the danger from Islamists is all too real. In April 2017, churches in Tanta and Alexandria were bombed by extremist Muslims resulting in the slaughter of 43 people, A month later, 28 people were killed when they were traveling near Minya city. Their destination was a monastery in ...
ISIS killers have urged fighters to turn holiday hot-spots in Egypt into bloodbaths by murdering “Christian” tourists. ... the terror group – which controls areas of the Sinai region to the north of the Red Sea resort – is demanding attacks to destabilise the Egyptian government ahead of elections in late March.
Of the 21 Christian expatriate labourers executed by so-called Islamic State, one was Ghanaian and the others Egyptian, 13 of them coming from the Minya village of Al-Aour. More than 500 Coptic Christians who had travelled from across Minya governorate crowded into the church for the dedication ...
Halim said a “majority” of Christians support Sisi and that the incumbent has worked to tighten security following a spate of attacks on Christians that began in 2016 and claimed by the Islamic State group's Egypt affiliate. While the jihadists, based in North Sinai, mainly target security forces, they have also ...
And we already, as Egyptian Christians can withstand anything for our country," says the director of the Catholic Egyptian Centre, Father Boutros Daniel. Since Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi took office in 2014 he has tried to improve conditions for the Coptic Christians, giving them near equal rights and benefits as ...
Muslims Attack Coptic Christian Church in Egypt; Destroy Sacred Objects and Assault Worshippers ... Ishaq Ibrahim, from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, told The Times that at least 115 Christians had been killed in suicide bombings and shoot-outs claimed by Muslim extremists since December ...
Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted completely to his childhood faith that began on the eve of the ...

Egypt's Coptic Christian minority comprises about 10 percent of the country's population of 93 million people, and is the largest religious minority in the Middle East. They have been targeted by jihadist militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 leaving more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
On December 4, 2017, a Telegram channel of Egyptian Islamic State (ISIS) supporters, linked to the organization's "Egypt Province," posted a call for ... So go forth, oh worshippers of Allah, blow up their churches and monasteries, kill their priests and monks, do not show mercy toward any Christian for they ...
A Coptic Orthodox priest was slaughtered in the street in the Egyptian capital last month, horrifying Christians in the country. This week the priest's killer, 19-year-old Ahmad Saeed Ibrahim al-Sonbati, was sentenced to death for the horrific attack, which also left another priest injured. Open Doors, a Christian ...
McDowell needed a different avenue for acquiring one of his own, and he knew where to look: inside ancient Egyptian funerary masks, or mummy masks. .... Early Christian papyri are obviously valuable in the Christian West; it is not clear that they would be as valuable in Egypt, say, or more valuable than ...
Egyptian security and medical officials say the death toll in the shooting by masked gunmen of a bus carrying Christians, many of them children, on their ... Members of Egypt's Coptic Christian community -- the country's largest religious minority -- celebrated the “landmark legislation” they hoped would ease ...
Using rare ancient Egyptian carvings and passages from the Old ... to the original Hebrew text of the Christian and Jewish holy book to shed ...
In Egypt, ISIS has killed or injured hundreds of Coptic Christians and the Egyptian government refused to approve licenses to build Christian ...
“Christians are expecting something from you other than vague and ... on the relationship between the Church and non-Christian religions, was ...
Egyptian authorities have shuttered three Coptic Christian churches in a ... Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of ...
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has replaced senior security ... assigned to other positions, according to Egyptian state media. ... on Egypt's minority Coptic Christian population and Sufi Muslims in Sinai. In May at least 28 Coptic Christians were killed while travelling to a monastery in Minya province.
Ishak Ibrahim, head of the Religious Freedom Unit at the Egyptian ... “It is like a message to the world that Christians who come to Egypt will be ...
Father Beshoy Dawood describes Coptic Christianity as, "Egyptian culture and in light of Christian culture, was baptized." Dawood said that the ...
Egyptian security forces have foiled a militant attack on army ... Egypt has been battling an increasingly violent insurgency in parts of ... Coptic Christians in Sinai, causing more than 100 Christian families to flee from el-Arish.
Egypt flag Muslims are abducting and trafficking Christian women and girls in Egypt, forcing them into marriages and conversions to Islam – a ...
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife ... I pray for the wider Egyptian Christian community that feels more and ...
Christian leaders have expressed alarm at the killing of a Coptic Orthodox priest in Egypt's capital Cairo. ... "I pray for the wider Egyptian Christian community that feels more and more vulnerable and targeted daily against a backdrop of negligence and injustice," ... Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack.
Attacks on Egypt's Christians, who account for about 10 percent of the ... latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority.
File: The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have reportedly been recovered.
About 60 Egyptian Coptic Christian families have moved to York County in ... In Egypt, their tattoos and their names marked them as Christians.
Egypt's Coptic Christians live in fear of Islamist attacks ... Egypt's Coptic Christians have been the target of unprecedented attacks since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. The election of the ... Egypt's Copts, the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have been a target since the 1970s. But it pales in ...
The tombstone was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological group ... These days, Coptic Christians make up just 5 to 10 percent of Egypt's population, ... of the Christian church just weeks after Jesus' crucifixion, Rowe said.
Bodies of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians murdered by ISIS to be returned to families ... Church of the Martyrs of Libya in Aour village, north Egypt, where 13 of ... according to lobby group International Christian Concern (ICC).
Memo to the Christian conspiracy theorist, er numerologist, who insists ... were all tagged in the Bible and on ancient markers on the Egyptian ...
The local Coptic Church of Virgin Mary & St. Pachomius is holding their annual Egyptian Festival at 3 Swim Club Rd in Stony Point. The festival ...
In Luxor, a jewel in the archeological tourism of southern Egypt, Abu Aya ... targeting the police, the army and the Coptic Christian community.
By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor | Sep 18, 2017 7:16 AM ... over the February 2015 beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was one of President Donald Trump's ... Secretary of State John Kerry journeyed to Cairo even as Egyptian courts .... bombings targeting Christians, and a desperate economic situation.
More than 1000 Coptic Christians celebrated their patriarch's visit to ... in on Australia's refugee intake, including Coptic Christians from Egypt.
MINYA, Egypt — Egyptian officials have closed at least 15 Christian ... 1,300 member church, saying they live peaceably with Coptic Christians.
Egypt's military says two soldiers and five militants were killed in ... the assaults to target members of Egypt's Coptic Christian community as well ...
In Egypt, Christians have been the victims of ongoing violence and ... For the problems facing Christian genocide survivors in Iraq and Syria, ...
The jihadists have also killed dozens of people in attacks targeting Egypt's Coptic Christian minority elsewhere in the country, and claimed it ...
Palestinian Christians have protested against the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land, demanding the resignation of Theophilos III for ...


 

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