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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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May 31, 2011

Concerns for Christians in Egypt

We are again saddened to hear of religious discrimination in Egypt.  Today, we read of the burning of Coptic Churches.  We read: "I am feeling threatened, as does my community. I don't feel safe as a Christian at home,” from a 25 year old pharmacist.

Since the riots in Egypt have started, we continue to see an increase in violence against the Christian minorities throughout the country.  To read about the most recent struggles, please click here.

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations continues to work with the United Nations community to promote religious freedoms around the world.  Another way that you can support religious freedom in Egypt is to ask your representative to co-sponsor H.R.440.  This bill would provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.

We continue to pray for the Christians in Egypt and all religious minorities across the world that they may have the freedom to worship without fear.

Categories: Advocacy, Discipleship, Egypt, Interfaith dialogue and relationships, Peace, Religious Freedom

Tags: christian, church, church burning, coptic, egypt, presbyterian ministry at the united nations, take action, un, united nations

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