|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Leader||President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi|
Christians experience limited rights and freedom in Egypt. Persecution, oppression and land theft are common for Egyptian Christians. Unfair laws imposed by the state ensure equality for Christians is limited. There have been more violent incidents towards Christians in Egypt recently, than in past years. Persecution continues from Islamic groups, government officials and even family members.
“I am thankful that he wouldn’t deny Christ even with his life in danger… He made the right choice.” – Hany, Christian mother in Egypt.
Hany is a mother from Egypt. In May 2017, Hany’s son was attacked by Islamic extremists in Minya, Egypt. He was martyred for refusing to deny Jesus.
Through local partners, Open Doors strengthens the Egyptian church in the midst of persecution by running women and widow’s ministries, providing education and literacy training and medical assistance.
Pray for unity and for God’s hand to be on the church in Egypt.
Pray also for the safety of those who leave Islam to follow Jesus.