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Christians locked out of church building hold third funeral on streets of Egyptian village

By Barnabas Fund –  Christians in Egypt were forced to hold a third funeral on the streets of Koum al-Raheb village in the first week of February because their only church building was [...]

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Cast Into the Outer Darkness: An Open Letter to Facebook

By Faith McDonnell – The Stream EDITORIAL UPDATE: After much publicity and advocacy, Faith McDonnell’s Facebook account was reinstated on February 20, 2019. A Christian human rights [...]

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‘The 21’: The story of the Coptic Christian martyrs

By Mark Woods – Christian Today – Exactly four years ago, on a beach in Libya on February 15, 2015, 21 orange-clad men were beheaded by fighters of Islamic State. The actual moment of death [...]

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Copts, Church, and State: Egypt’s Christians Frustrated with Lack of Protection

By Candace Lukasik – TIMEP – On December 12, 2018, Emad Kamal Sadek, 49, and his son David Emad, 21, were shot and killed by Rabea Mustafa Khalefa, an Egyptian police officer and [...]

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El-Sisi May Rule Egypt Until 2034 Under Parliamentary Plan

By Declan Walsh – The New York Times – The Egyptian Parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule until 2034, further [...]

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Coptic Solidarity Honors the 21 Modern Martyrs Killed in Libya

By Coptic Solidarity –  This week in 2015, 21 men were brutally beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in Libya, by members of ISIS. They had been captured by ISIS a few months earlier and [...]

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Pakistani Authorities Stopping Asia Bibi From Leaving Country, Despite Asylum Offer

By CBNNEWS – Christian mother Asia Bibi is reportedly being kept from leaving Pakistan, despite a final Supreme Court decision that rejected a final bid from hardline Islamists to have her [...]

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أبرز ما قيل في مناقشة تعديل الدستور بجلسة البرلمان المصري

مدى مصر ـ بدأ مجلس النواب اليوم، اﻷربعاء، جلساته العامة لمناقشة التعديلات الدستورية المقدمة من 155 نائبًا، والتي أقرتها اللجنة العامة من حيث المبدأ يوم اﻷحد، 3 فبراير. وأعلن رئيس المجلس، علي عبد [...]

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بلاغ لرئيس الجمهورية يطالب بفتح كنيسة الملاك بـ”المنوفية”

نادر شكري ـ وطني ـ ناشد أقباط قرية “اسطنها” مركز الباجور بالمنوفية، الجهات الرسمية، بفتح كنيستهم منذ 12 عامًا، وتم حرمانهم من حقهم في ممارسة الشعائر الدينية منذ غلق المبنى الكنسي باسم “كنيسة [...]

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Author Holds Up Martyred Copts as Model for Contemporary Christians

By Christopher White – The Tablet – Four years ago this week, 21 men were videotaped on a beach in Libya as their ISIS captors beheaded them one by one. Of the 21 victims, 20 were [...]

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