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Christians in Egypt

Gunmen Open Fire At Egyptian Christian Wedding

Reuters | Maggie Fick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Adds higher death toll, details) CAIRO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gunmen on a motorcycle fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic C...

Intimidation Of Christians Worsens In Egypt

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion

CAIRO — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered th...

Egyptian Christians Face Persecution From Islamists

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.09.2013 | Religion

ASSIUT, Egypt -- It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting "I...

Egypt's 'Christian Winter'

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

Egypt faces an exodus of its Christian population similar to other Middle Eastern states in the grips of Islamist governments. This will be tragic for Egypt.

Middle East Christians Keep Wary Eye On Arab Spring

Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch USA Today CAIRO (RNS) From her home, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as visitors...

WATCH: Persecuted Coptic Christians Speak

Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Egyptians don't have it easy. But Copts, the Christian minority in Egypt, have it worse. In the last month, Coptic Christians were attacked while marc...

Hundreds March In Egypt To Mourn Slain Christians

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Hundreds of Egyptians marched Friday through Cairo to commemorate 27 people killed last month in clashes with the military that triggere...

Is Atheism The Solution To Religious Persecution In Egypt?

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

In Europe, Christianity was able to adapt its complex theology and philosophy to modernity before sliding into oblivion. Today, moderate Islamic scholars and Muslim liberals are confronted with the same task.

U.S. Copts Support Christians In Egypt

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT -- Egyptian Christians living in the U.S. said Monday that they are horrified by violence that has erupted...

Egypt's Coptic Christians Under Siege

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO -- Egypt's Coptic Christians have long felt like second-class citizens in their own country. Now many ...

Egypt: Muslim, Christian, One Hand

Hoda Osman | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

I grew up in Cairo, where I had, and still have, close Christian friends. I can only imagine how Egyptian Christians feel right now. It is outrageous that they would feel threatened in their own country.

Muslim Seminary Ends Talks With Vatican Over Pope's Comments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world has suspended dialog...