CAIRO (RNS) The families of the victims had been holding protests and meetings since the abductions in an effort to prod the Egyptian government to secure their release but had received little support or information, according to people in contact with the families.
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CAIRO (RNS) A government wing that issues religious edicts released a survey in December claiming Egypt was home to exactly 866 atheists — a number deemed “a dangerous development.”
(RNS) When you strip away the costumes, mythology, and mascara-wearing Egyptians monarchs, what do you really have? “Exodus” is a film about the birth of freedom. A people demands its rights. A leader screams out for redemption. Sound familiar?
WASHINGTON (RNS) “If history has any lesson to teach us about silence, it’s not a good one,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said.
CAIRO (RNS) The Maspero Youth Union, formed to fight for civil rights, rejects the mostly passive role Copts played before the revolution, when the church’s patriarch served as proxy for the Coptic community in all matters political.
(RNS) On the third anniversary of Mubarak’s ouster, which falls on Tuesday (Feb. 11), Egypt is more polarized than ever. “The Square” is a reminder of what Egyptians share, regardless of religious or political beliefs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said protecting the religious freedom of minorities is a responsibility of all faiths. “It shouldn’t just be for Christians to speak for Christians, and Jews to speak for Jews, and Muslims to speak for Muslims.”
(RNS) With the civil war in Syria and the civil conflict in Egypt, instances of violent repression against minority Christians have increased. This rise was particularly worrying for Orthodox bishops, who lead the largest body of Christians in the Middle East.
(RNS) Christians in the West are often quick to claim persecution, while their counterparts in Egypt, whose churches are being burned by the dozens, are lately shying away from the term.