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A Call to Action: How you can help us share the power of faith with the world

September 27, 2013

One Hand: An Egyptian Woman Explores Faith. Follow one woman's journey to the land of her birth to uncover her spiritual heritage.

One Hand: An Egyptian Woman Explores Faith

Imagine an Egypt where Muslims and Christians work side by side, their faith bringing them closer to one another rather than separating them.  Now, imagine sharing how God has brought understanding and fellowship to a place longing for peace with those who are not in the church.

Both are not just in our imaginations. With your help they can be a reality.

One Hand, An Egyptian Woman Explores Faith – is a new documentary that explores a new Egypt, one in which Christian and Muslims are working together for religious freedom, through the eyes of the daughter of Presbyterian mission co-workers.

Most often we see stories of violence and despair from this region and the stories of hope go untold. With the worldwide premiere of “One Hand” on Sunday, September 29, we are sharing a story on the power of faith and love in Egypt, but, without your help, many within and without the church will never see it. That is why we are asking you to take action to ensure it airs in your home town.

We’re asking Presbyterians across the U.S. to call their local ABC affiliates and ask that they air “One Hand.” You can find out if and when it’s airing at your local television station by clicking here. If it’s not already being shown, find the contact information for your ABC affiliate by clicking here and ask them to air it.

Anne Amile Zaki, a seminary graduate explains the plight of women in Egypt and the Presbyterian Church commitment to providing equal rights for girls and women.

Anne Amile Zaki, a seminary graduate explains the plight of women in Egypt and the Presbyterian Church commitment to providing equal rights for girls and women.

A Journey of Hope
In this documentary, Mona Hennein returns to Egypt almost 60 years after her parents left.  As follow her journey, we learn that the seeds of this unity began with Egypt’s early Presbyterian mission co-workers who believed that the best way to reach out to Muslims was to open schools, hospitals and social services.

Today, The Synod of the Nile is Egypt’s oldest and largest Protestant denomination with 700,000 members and 350 congregations.  Mona documents its beginnings and its radical thinking to open the nation’s first primary school for girls, and to send out its first missionary, her father Swailem Sidhom Hennein.

Bothania Kamel, television host describes the unity among Christians and Muslims.

Bothania Kamel, television host describes the unity among Christians and Muslims.

Go to www.lifefocus.tv for more information. Again, if there is not a time scheduled for your area, please call your local ABC affiliate and ask them to air this important documentary.  For more information contact: Marlene Minor 630-235-6943.     

Seif Kiriakos, Executive Director for Hero Kids, tells the hope he has in children in rebuilding Egypt’s future.

Seif Kiriakos, Executive Director for Hero Kids, tells the hope he has in children in rebuilding Egypt’s future.


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