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Why is it that, despite feeding on decomposing animal flesh, vultures never catch any diseases?
As two superpowers left the Levant, a power vacuum was created. Canaan was left alone, ripe for conquest.
A living example from the persecuted Christians in Egypt.
Intolerance against Christians is highest in Central and Southeast Asia, after North Korea. The situation worsens dramatically in Africa. In Europe, two people were murdered bacause of their faith last year.
A gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire outside Marmina church and nearby shop. More than 100 Christians have been killed in Egypt in the past year.
One aim of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition is that extremists no longer “tarnish our beloved religion”.
Some 130 have been wounded after a group of men bombed the building and shot against woshippers. It is the worst attack in the history of modern Egypt.
A number of Muslim groups are actively seeking a Caliphate, although their conceptions of it differ. These groups include Al-Qa’ida, Daesh (IS), Hizb ut Tahrir, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
“The image of Christians as a persecuted minority is not completely right”, says Egypt’s Bible Society Director Ramez Atallah in an interview with Evangelical Focus. He analyses the coexistence with Muslims and the role of the evangelical community.
As Christians living in Europe, we have a unique opportunity to be salt and light in genuine, courageous and simple ways.
Between eight and ten gunmen attack a bus carrying Coptic Christian to a monastery in Minya. Egyptian Christians have been violently persecuted in the last months.
Christian leaders from Egypt, Sweden, Spain, react to the terrorist attack. Christian organisations in the UK express their thoughts.
At least 45 people killed and more than 100 injured in two attacks. The Egyptian President decrees three months of state of emergency.
Around 400 Christians threatened by Daesh, arrived in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya “exhausted, with urgent needs for food and children’s clothing, and terrified.”
The Bible Society of Egypt says devaluation of the national currency is a challenge: costs of production have increased.
The World Evangelical Alliance and other evangelical groups ask governments to protect the Christian minorities.
Secretary General of the Bible Society of Egypt, Ramez Atallah underlines the “general denouncing of this tragic incident by Muslims in all media”.
Twenty-five were killed on Sunday, mostly women and children. The government does not protect the Christian minority well enough, protesters say. Islamic radicals target their homes and businesses.
The mob blocked firefighter access to the village and cut off the water supply, and firefighters were unable to reach the burning building until police showed up and suppressed the rioting crowd with tear gas.
According to archaeologist Douglas Petrovich, inscriptions in stone slabs from Egypt contain an early form of Hebrew, with references to figures from the Bible.
“We commit ourselves afresh to care pastorally for those who are same-sex attracted”, says a statement issued in Cairo (Egypt).
The boys were stunned when they heard the news that they were sentenced to five years in prison. “I was shocked; I couldn’t believe it, I was so confused,” Shehata said. In early April, the boys’ left the places they were hiding, snuck out of Egypt and flew to Turkey.
In the last 7 weeks, a dozen incidents have occurred, including attacks, with at least 6 people dead; fights against church construction and unfair firings.
“If you want to get rid of your neighbor, you find a way to accuse them of blasphemy, using an ordinary insult as evidence”, a lawyer says.
The plane had 66 people on board. Egypt's civil aviation minister has said the possibility of a terror attack is stronger than technical failure.