Egypt’s Christian Under Attack

18 August 2013
Guest Author

Egypt’s Christian Under Attack

by | Aug 18, 2013

 

WEA Religious Liberty Prayer Alert

15th August, 2013

If one member suffers, all suffer together 

1 Corinthians12:26

In yesterday’s sudden eruption of violence scores of churches, Christian-owned businesses and homes came under attack in Egypt.

The violence was a reaction to the government’s crackdown on 2 camps in Cairo, established to call for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Morsi.

Media reports state that 27 church buildings and at least 30 Christian-owned homes were attacked in the violence unleashed by pro-Morsi supporters. The government, however, reported attacks on only 7 churches.

According to the Egyptian Health Ministry, 235 people were killed and more than 1000 injured in the clashes. However, estimates of the casualties vary widely with some reports even stating that the death toll could be around 1000.

Since President Morsi was ousted, extreme Islamists have targeted the country’s Christians, stating that they hold them partly responsible.

Only last week, a 10-year-old Christian girl was shot dead on the way home from her Bible class.

Prayer points:

  • Pray that there would be no more outbreaks of violence;
  • Pray for God’s protection over all Christians in Egypt;
  • Pray for God’s healing mercy upon all those injured in the attacks;
  • Pray that the LORD would comfort families mourning the loss of loved ones.
Guest Author
Author: Guest Author

Previous & Next Articles

1 Comment

  1. andrew

    thanks for encouraging prayer. such a vital and pivotal time for egypt.

Submit a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Find more articles

Recent Posts

Upcoming Events

NZCN Member Churches and Organisations are able to submit events to our calendar. Click the arrows to move forwards and backwards through the list and click ‘Calendars’ to select a particular calendar category.

1 Comment

  1. andrew

    thanks for encouraging prayer. such a vital and pivotal time for egypt.

Submit a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Become a member and join the conversation

Keep up to date with NZCN News

Keep up to date with NZCN News

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team

You have Successfully Subscribed!