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Egypt

RegionAfrica
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Population95,215,000
Christian Population9,521,500
ReligionsIslam
GovernmentPresidential Republic
LeaderPresident Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Score70/100

Egypt

Egypt: ISIS’ Next Target.
The Church in Egypt is under constant pressure. The Islamic State has named Egypt their next target and regularly attacks churches. Attacks are especially frequent around religious celebrations like Easter and Christmas. Believers are discriminated against by their communities, their land is stolen and dispossessed, and they live under repressive laws imposed by the state. 

Second-Class Citizens.
Egypt is 90% Muslim. Christians are typically regarded as second-class citizens. In Egypt, the fundamental human rights of Christians are disregarded. Christians face a high level of pressure from Egyptian society and violence from Islamic extremists. Over 75 Christians died in attacks by Islamic extremists in 2017 alone. 

Daily teachings by fanatic Imams (Islamic mosque leaders) have also encouraged increased hostility and violence towards Christians. Because of this, many believers, including young children, have had to deal with the trauma that comes along with being a follower of Jesus in Egypt.

Your help makes a difference for persecuted Christians in Egypt by:

  • Women and widows ministries.

  • Running family and youth ministries.

  • Providing education and literacy training.

  • Medical outreach and advocacy.

Pray for Egypt

Pray for new Christians to experience God’s care when rejected by their families for leaving Islam. 

Pray for God to reveal himself to leaders of Islamic extremist groups. Pray that Jesus will help them see Him as the only Way.

Pray for discriminated Christians to learn to trust and hope in God for all situations.

News

Egypt | Church Calls Us To Pray With Them, Not For Them

In Egypt, Christians are seeking your prayers. But what they’re asking you to pray may not be what you expect. In this country, which ranks 17 on t...
4 October 2018

Egypt | Christians Harassed For Drinking Water During Ramadan

An Egyptian Christian was detained by police for carrying a bottle of water during fasting hours this Ramadan. He believes he was targeted for his fa...
20 June 2018
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