Churches in Egypt: Harassed Islands in a Sea of Mosques

By Raymond Ibrahim – Exclusive for Coptic Solidarity – According to a May 19, 2021 Arabic-language report, Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments just announced that, since September 2020, 1,413 [...]


Coptic Solidarity Condemns Continued Closure of Coptic Churches

By Coptic Solidarity –  Coptic Solidarity strongly condemns the closure of the Anba Karas building by the police in Sohag, Egypt on April 13, after Muslim mobs repeatedly protested in front [...]


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 [...]


Coptic Solidarity Presses for Urgent Protection of Egypt’s Imperiled Coptic Christians

By Coptic Solidarity –  Christian Newswire (Washington, DC) December 17, 2018 For Immediate Release Coptic Solidarity urgently calls on the US Department of State and legislators to [...]


Egypt: Mob attack encouraged by police promise ‘No church will be allowed here’

By WorldWatch Monitor A mob attacked a church in Minya, Egypt, on 13 July protesting against its legalisation and received a police officer’s approval, World Watch Monitor has learnt from local [...]


Conciliation, Suspended Sentences For Copts And Muslims In Beni Sweif Village

By Girgis Waheeb – Watani –  The State Security Court has handed the nine Copts and 11 Muslims from the village of Meinin, who were charged of mobbing, fighting and possession of [...]


Egyptian mob celebrates blocking application for new church

By World Watch Monitor –  Mob rule has stopped hundreds of Christians in a village in Upper Egypt building their first church, World Watch Monitor has learned from local Copts. The nearest [...]


Egypt’s Copts decry recent spate of church closings

By Shahira Amin – Al-Monitor –  When a long-awaited law on building and restoring churches went into effect in Egypt in September 2016, several Christian members of parliament hailed [...]


Christians in Egypt Pelted With Rocks in Attack on Town – Four Churches Forced to Shut

By Joey Millar – The Express UK (via AINA) – The coordinated attacks took place in the Egyptian region of Minya, south of Cairo, where church leaders are now pleading for support. [...]


Minya Copts Respond to Church Closings

By POMED –  Coptic Christians have called on security forces to increase anti-discrimination efforts after a number of attacks have led to the closing of Coptic churches in Minya. Bishop [...]

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