Coptic Solidarity today published a report, 'Jihad of the Womb' - Trafficking of Coptic Women & Girls in Egypt

WASHINGTON — Coptic Solidarity recently published a report, ‘Jihad of the Womb’: Trafficking of Coptic Women & Girls in Egypt, which addresses the widespread practice of abduction and trafficking of Coptic women and girls in Egypt and how they are a particularly vulnerable group to exploitation. The report has been submitted to the office of…

The campaign, led by the Kasr El-Dobara network of churches and including Andrew and Wendy Palau, featured 10 outreaches to different sectors of society.

AL MINYA — Thousands of Egyptians from 60 local churches united with the Luis Palau Association to spread hope through a 3-day outreach, February 6-8. The massive effort reached 15,000 people in person and saw more than 1,500 make a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ.The campaign, led by the Kasr El-Dobara network of churches…

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told reporters that another 127 previously unlicensed Coptic Christian churches had been approved as places of worship.

CAIRO – On July 1, the presidential committee for the legalization of churches announced that it had processed yet another wave of approvals. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told reporters that another 127 previously unlicensed Coptic Christian churches had been added to the list of properties approved as places of worship. The reauthorization was mandated by…

CAIRO – Egyptian government officials recently granted a “first block” of licenses for 53 churches that had been awaiting approval. Some sources praised the progress of the government in addressing the licensing procedure that was drafted into law in August 2016. Others, primarily representatives of rural churches, decried the government’s lack of acceptable progress. The…

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Photo by someone10x On Palm Sunday, Islamic Extremists attacked to churches in two separate cities during services. At least 45 were found dead. Per CNN, “The Sunday strikes, which targeted Egypt’s persecuted and vulnerable Christian minority on the first day of the faith’s Holy Week leading up to Easter, left at least 45 dead, Egypt’s…

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  Image by Kareem mamduh Ismail The Coptic Church in Egypt is in trouble. ISIS has vowed to eradicate the Church in Egypt. Per Fox News, “ISIS recently released a video in which they call for ‘fellow jihadists’ to murder the Coptic Christians of Al Arish which they refer to as their ‘favorite prey.’” ISIS…

60+ churches with Luis Palau Association, came together to share the Gospel on August 28 through Greater Hermiston CityFest with Andrew Palau

HERMISTON, OR – Over sixty churches, in partnership with the Luis Palau Association, came together to share the Gospel on August 28 through Greater Hermiston CityFest with Andrew Palau. This massive outreach, which included multiple gatherings throughout the region, reached more than 6,200 people with a powerful message of hope in Jesus and resulted in…

The Mailbox Club began providing follow-up programs for children’s Bible clubs in rural schools throughout the southeastern United States.

VALDOSTA, GA – The Mailbox Club began as a modest ministry meant to provide follow-up programs for children’s Bible clubs that met in rural schools throughout the southeastern United States. As the ministry gained recognition, it evolved into a series of correspondence courses used by young people across the entire country. By 1990, The Mailbox…

The 23rd Annual Bible & Archaeology Fest, on October 24–25, offers live talks from leading Bible scholars & archaeologists worldwide

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of “Biblical Archaeology Review” (BAR), a niche magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 23rd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, on October 24–25, offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via the popular Zoom computer application. Registered, paid participants…

On November 3, Christian Freedom International invites Christians to join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

FALLS CHURCH, VA — On November 3, churches are invited to join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. To equip Christians for the annual event, Christian Freedom International designed a free resource kit with resources to engage churches whether meeting in-person or virtually. “We pray year-round for persecuted Christians, but this provides…

CS recently sent letters to the corporate sponsors of the EFA and Premier League, informing them of this discrimination & how it is conducted

WASHINGTON – Coptic Solidarity (CS) strongly urges all corporate sponsors of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and the Premier League to end their sponsorship of Egypt’s national football team and league teams until they take immediate steps to end rampant discrimination against Coptic and other minority faith footballers. CS recently sent letters to the corporate…

Born in Homs & an evangelical Syrian, Tony Alkhoury is 1 of 450 Syrians in the US on an active student visa. In Arabic, his family name means “the priest.”

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria on November of 2019 and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another refugee crisis. According to the United Nations, 6.7 million Syrians have registered with their High Commission for Refugees. Turkey hosts the largest share, with 3.4 million, followed by Lebanon with 1…

In the end, numbers & statistics will never suffice to capture the magnitude of the global persecution of Christians. “Too many to count, too many unknown,”

Recently we observed one of the International Day[s] of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (known by the acronym IDOP). Initiated over 20 years ago by the World Evangelical Alliance, 100,000 congregations around the world and millions of Christians participate on this day. “Let us unite in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters,” IDOP said…

From the war then borders of Syria to the historic Christian communities of North Africa, the Christian church in the Middle East faces imminent extinction.

WASHINGTON — In a recent national survey, the MENA Collective, a new organization publicly launching November 1, 2019, asked active, church-going millennials their thoughts regarding giving and the Middle East. Their findings show that almost half of those surveyed did not trust their local church when it comes to giving their money. Equally surprising was…

Joshuacord, is honored to share this film that reveals the intense suffering of Christians from persecution in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

WASHINGTON D.C. — “Christians in the Mirror: Stories of Courage and Faith in the Face of Persecution From Syria, Iraq, India, Sudan and Egypt” will premiere Monday, June 10 at the Miracle Theatre in Washington D.C. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Joshuacord, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is honored to share with the community this one-of-a-kind film…

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom cites dozens of countries but especially notes China’s repression of a range of religious beliefs.

WASHINGTON — With its particular focus on China’s oppression of religious and human rights, an independent watchdog group has decried in its annual report the state of religious freedom across the globe. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan organization created 20 years ago, concludes in its Monday (April 29) report that “innumerable…

50,000 people in West Africa gathered Feb 15-17, 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire for a 3-day evangelistic festival with evangelist Andrew Palau

ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE, Feb. 22, 2019 — More than 50,000 people in West Africa gathered this past weekend (Feb. 15-17, 2019) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for a 3-day evangelistic festival with evangelist Andrew Palau. Led by the Luis Palau Association, the week-long campaign was the culmination of more than three years of work in Cote d’Ivoire,…