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Five Years Ago, ISIS Executed 21 Christians on a Beach in Libya
How the Coptic Church responded in the wake of this heinous act of violence—and what believers around the world can learn from the ancient institution today.
Egypt’s Christian Women Treated Like Muslims in Inheritance. Until Now?
Meanwhile, Coptic activist who insists true religious equality does not yet exist goes to prison on terrorism charges.
21 Unremarkable Martyrs and Their Remarkable Gifts to the World
A writer goes in search of the young Coptic Christian men executed on film by ISIS.
Egypt Approves 168 More Churches
With around 500 out of 3,700 Christian applications approved since 2016 law, is government’s progress on legalizing worship sites slow or steady?
How Sunday School Sparked Revival in Egypt's Oldest Church
Inspired by Western missionaries, a humble Coptic cleric gave new life to the ancient church through education.
Spanning the Great Schism Between Evangelical and Orthodox Christians
Efforts to unite Christianity’s branches bear fruit.
Is ISIS Really Muslim?
Christians can learn from Egyptian debate over terrorism and true Islam.
Does 1 Huge New Church in Egypt Make Up for Troubles with 24 Small Ones?
Government says worship in hundreds of unregistered churches is allowed. Will neighbors agree?
CT’s 25 Most-Read Stories on the Persecuted Church
ISIS bombs Egyptian churches, Russia restricts religious freedom, Nepal criminalizes conversion, and more.
Egypt Says Muslims Who Die Defending Churches Are Martyrs. One Just Did.
Cairo attack kills eight Christians and one Muslim, after Islamic authority declares a national duty to protect Copts from terrorism.
To Defend Mideast Christians, Can Advocates Critique Islam?
Diaspora leaders in America disagree on how to improve religious freedom back home.
Calvin of Arabia: Protestant Theology Translated into Arabic
Labor of love brings the Reformation’s seminal work into the Middle East.
What Trump’s Evangelical Advisers Took Out of Egypt
Egyptian Protestants appreciate listening tour by US counterparts.
Righteous Anger: Egypt’s Christians Respond to ISISSubscriber Access Only
With 100 massacred in five months, leaving vengeance to the Lord is getting harder for Copts.
ISIS Kills 29 Christians on Church Bus Trip to Popular MonasterySubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Egypt cancels Ramadan’s opening celebration as Copts resist revenge.
Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the UnimaginableSubscriber Access Only
Amid ISIS attacks, faithful response inspires Egyptian society.
ISIS Attacks Major Christian Monastery in EgyptSubscriber Access Only
Security stops Sinai assault on St. Catherine and its biblical library, but symbolism matters more.
ISIS Church Bombings Kill Dozens at Palm Sunday Services in EgyptSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Christian leader: ‘During this week of Jesus’ suffering, we will pray to God to give us protection and healing.’
Egypt’s Anglicans Face ‘Existential Threat’ … from Fellow Protestants
Cairo bishop resists efforts to deny his church independence.
How the Coptic Christian Church Endures
After an ISIS suicide bomber kills at least 25 in a church attack, believers feel resigned and vulnerable.

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