Egypt

  • January 13, 2011

    Egypt has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican after Pope Benedict XVI appealed to Egypt and Iraq to do more to protect their Christian minorities.

  • January 9, 2011

    A delegation from the World Council of Churches visited Pope Shenouda III yesterday (8 January 2011) to express condolences on the New Year bomb attack in Alexandria.

  • January 3, 2011

    The World Council of Churches has condemned an attack on worshippers at the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt.

  • March 6, 2010

    The Egyptian authorities have been asked immediately and unconditionally to release a blogger and prisoner of conscience facing up to nine and a half years in prison.

  • February 26, 2010

    Concerned about the security of Christians in Egypt, the World Council of Churches has promised solidarity and encouraged the churches there to continue their involvement in Muslim-Christian dialogue.

  • 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.