Egypt’s Coptic Church – Inspiration for West (Column)

Martin Roth By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The exciting but controversial discovery of what could be the oldest known fragment of a Christian gospel – scraps of recycled papyrus used to make an Egyptian mummy’s mask – puts the spotlight on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

Christians Protest Egypt’s ‘Islamic Constitution’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)–- Hundreds of Christians were preparing Monday, July 30, for a massive protest outside Egypt's Constitutional court to demand the dissolution of what they view as an Islamist-dominated assembly tasked with writing the country’s new constitution, rights activists said.

Campaign Launched For Egypt Christians Amid Turmoil

By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services
LONDON/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- An influential rights group said Monday, January 31, it had launched a campaign for religious freedom for Egyptian Christians at a time of unprecedented protests against President Hosni Mubarak's three-decades rule.

Egypt Churches Call President “Incompetent” After Dozens Die In Protests

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Mohammed-MorsiCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian church leaders have accused the country's Islamic president, Mohamed Morsi, of "gross incompetence" after more than 50 people died in protests against his leadership and separate anti-Christian violence.

US Copts Protest Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

By BosNewsLife News Center 0818-copt-dc-0035WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Coptic Christians in the United States will protest against an "increase" in Islamic attacks against Egypt's Christian minority and the "refusal" by authorities to halt the violence, organizers said Monday, December 14.

Egypt New President Pressured To End Massive Kidnappings Of Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Churches were anxiously awaiting Friday, July 5, whether Egypt's new president would be able to end massive kidnappings of Christians, many of them Coptic Christian girls, as well as wealthy believers.

Egypt Christians Tense After Deadly Protests

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's minority Christians faced new tensions Sunday, December 9, after the president annulled degrees giving him sweeping powers following deadly protests, but refused to cancel a referendum on a new constitution.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Detains Over 150 Protesters After Deadly Church Clash

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's attorney general has reportedly ordered the detention of 156 Christian protesters following deadly clashes with riot police in a suburb of the capital Cairo where authorities halted construction of a church, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, November 25.

Egypt Christian Mother Wins Custody Of Twins; Loses Religious Battle

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service twins1-150x1501CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian mother has won custody of her twins but Egypt's highest court ruled they can not be recognized as Christians, trial observers said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, June 25.

Egypt Again Detains Christian Brothers; Believer Kidnapped

BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian brothers were behind bars again Sunday, May 31, just weeks after being released from an Egyptian prison where they were held for a year on false charges of murdering a Muslim in Mallawi, Upper Egypt.

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