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Christian Girls Are Being Kidnapped at an Alarming Rate in Egypt

Christian Girls Are Being Kidnapped at an Alarming Rate in Egypt

According to a new report, Coptic Christian girls are being abducted and forced to convert to Islam at an alarmingly high rate.

Egypt Arrests Coptic Community Rights Activist amid Heightened Surveillance Measures

Egypt Arrests Coptic Community Rights Activist amid Heightened Surveillance Measures

On November 23, seven plainclothes Egyptian police officers showed up at activist Ramy Kamel's house and confiscated many of his belongings including books, his laptop, his phone, and a digital camera. The following day, the Coptic activist known for advocating for Egypt's urban poor and rural peasants was charged with joining and financing a terrorist group and disrupting public peace.  

Coptic Christian Family Attacked in Upper Egypt; Adult Son in Intensive Care

Coptic Christian Family Attacked in Upper Egypt; Adult Son in Intensive Care
A Coptic Christian family was attacked in Egypt leaving one of the family members in critical condition.

Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt

Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt
A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said.

Researchers Uncover Oldest Church Ever in Egypt

Researchers Uncover Oldest Church Ever in Egypt
Archaeologists working on ruins in an ancient port city near Alexandria believe they have uncovered the oldest church ever discovered in Egypt. Researchers said the church — with walls likely built in the shape of a cross — probably dates back to the 4th century AD. Such architecture was common in places of worship at that time.

Muslim Clerics Threaten Sudanese Christian in Egypt

Muslim Clerics Threaten Sudanese Christian in Egypt
Days after Muslim leaders in Egypt came to his apartment to warn him to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian in Cairo received a death threat by phone last week, he said.

Church Closed in Egypt after Muslim Mob Frightens Children in Sunday School

Church Closed in Egypt after Muslim Mob Frightens Children in Sunday School
A Coptic church in Upper Egypt is closed after a throng of angry Muslims attacked it this month, beating a priest and another Copt as more than 200 fearful children who had gathered for Bible lessons looked on, according to advocacy groups.

Coptic Church Canonizes Christian Men Beheaded by ISIS as Martyr Saints

Coptic Church Canonizes Christian Men Beheaded by ISIS as Martyr Saints
A new book releases this week that provides insight into the 21 Christian men who were beheaded on a Libyan beach in 2015 in a widely publicized video.

Kidnapping, Torture in Egypt of Christian Woman from Sudan Highlights Convert Pressures

Kidnapping, Torture in Egypt of Christian Woman from Sudan Highlights Convert Pressures
A Christian mother from Sudan had deep cause for fear last November when her Muslim brother went to her church in Cairo, Egypt with a photo of her husband and asked members if they knew his whereabouts.