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Egypt's Young Coptic Christians Fight For Civil Rights

Religion News Service | Monique El-Faizy | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

CAIRO, Egypt (RNS) A group of Christian youth activists that came together in the tumultuous aftermath of the Egyptian revolution is looking to the fu...

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

Egypt's Christians Face Violence After Morsi Ouster

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

CAIRO -- With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian businessman and his nephew climbed up on the roof and ran for their lives, jumpi...

LOOK: Garbage City Feels Elections Fever

AP | KHALIL HAMRA | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Election fever has even come to Cairo's Garbage City, the sprawling neighborhood built on – and living from – the waste of the Eg...

Egypt's Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Egypt's Christians on Saturday celebrated their first Christmas since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a d...

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...

Getting Away With It: Egypt's Religious Minorities Need The Rule Of Law

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

It is still unclear how Egyptian legislation under increasingly Islamist influence might treat the Copts and other religious minorities, but it is an increasingly grim outlook.

Egypt's Copts Fear Empowerment Of Islamist Fundamentalists

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Coptic Christians have long felt like second-class citizens in their own country. Now many fear that the power vacuum left after the...

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 ...