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Egypt

RegionAfrica
Sources of PersecutionClan And Ethnic Antagonism
Population101,169,000
Christian Population16,250,000
ReligionsIslam
GovernmentPresidential Republic
LeaderPresident Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Score76/100

Egypt

Islam is seen as the central pillar of society in Egypt; something that cannot be broken away from. Christians are viewed as second-class citizens. Laws restrict Christian activity and sharing of the gospel. Although conversion is not forbidden by law, it is heavily opposed in practice.

Those who leave Islam for Christianity may lose custody of their children or be imprisoned for sharing their faith. Conversion is seen as shameful to a family’s honour and can lead to threats, beatings and banishment.

Christians are monitored by local communities and attacked for professing their faith. Mob attacks often go unpunished by local authorities, leaving Christians even more vulnerable. Extremist Islamic preachers fuel a climate of intolerance and hostility.

Pray for Egypt

Pray for God’s provision and comfort over those who leave Islam to follow Jesus.

Pray for strength and boldness as the underground church faces severe restrictions and violence.

Pray that God would bring Islamist extremists to Christ and use them for His good purposes.

News

Egypt | | Family Attacked by Extremist

A family of three were attacked and seriously wounded by a neighbour in Al-Nasriyah. Despite their injuries, Egyptian authorities labelled the attack...
12 December 2019 Egypt Prayer

Egypt | More Churches Legalised But Many More To Go

Egypt legalised 156 churches and service buildings on Tuesday, 5 March. The total number of approved Christian churches in Egypt is now 783. Since 2...
14 March 2019

Egypt | Coptic Christians Celebrate Christmas Days After Another Attack

For many of us the Christmas celebrations have long-ended, but for many Christians around the world, Christmas just took place. The Coptic church cel...
9 January 2019

Egypt | The Faith Of A Martyr's Son

Marqos and his family lived in a small coastal city in Egypt. One Sunday morning, when Marqos was 17, Islamic extremists dragged his father out of h...
2 January 2019