Egypt

  • January 12, 2010

    Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan has denounced the killing of six Coptic Christians in Egypt. Meanwhile, churches in Malaysia are full despite attacks against Christian places of worship in recent days.

  • December 30, 2009

    An 85-year-old survivor of the Nazi holocaust has begun a hunger strike in response to the Israeli authorities' denial of human rights in Gaza. Hedy Epstein is part of a group who have been refused access to Gaza to join a peaceful solidarity march.

  • February 12, 2009

    Egyptian police have released an activist with Egyptian and German citizenship who was arrested after he took part in a march supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

  • February 4, 2009

    As global Anglican leaders meet in Egypt, the Rev Colin Coward of Changing Attitude is blogging daily on developments.

  • February 20, 2008

    A recent report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch (co-authored with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights) has highlighted continuing problems around apostasy and civil rights in Egypt.

  • November 1, 2007

    Religion and culture are abused when they are employed illegitimately to justify the suppression of women and the denial of their equal humanity, human rights lawyer Chrie Booth argued yesterday in a lecture at Chatham House in London.

  • August 27, 2007

    The international development agency Christian Aid is protesting that a labour organisation it works with in Egypt has been refused permission to officially register its organisation, preventing its advocacy for workers' rights.

  • July 28, 2007

    A south Georgian who co-founded Habitat for Humanity in the 1970s and has led various international humanitarian efforts, has begun raising funds to restore a Presbyterian cemetery in Egypt heavily damaged by earthquakes, floods and vandals.

  • December 3, 2006

    Presbyterians in the United States are being urged to celebrate a week of prayer and witness next year in support of Christians in the Middle East - writes Evan Silverstein for PC (USA) news.