Rebuild Torched Churches



August 14 will be remembered by many generations to come. It’s the day our Church stood firm in its faith and as meek as “a lamb before its shearer” against vicious attacks.  

I was beside myself with rage hearing of churches in Egypt set ablaze and looted one after the other. Over forty churches were targeted in one day. What can I possibly do to stop this evil? While only God’s divine intervention can halt such escalating violence, I am reminded that we should come together in unity of heart and purpose to support our bleeding church.

Let’s overcome evil by doing more good, just as our Lord has commanded us.

Donate here to support efforts for rebuilding churches. With God’s blessings, any amount donated will go far.

About Nermien Riad

Nermien Riad founded Coptic Orphans in 1988 after volunteering for an orphanage in Cairo. When she saw that most of the children had living widowed mothers who simply couldn't afford to feed them, she gathered family and friends to sponsor children in Egypt. Today Coptic Orphans works through a network of 400+ church-based volunteers in Egypt, who visit fatherless families in their homes and make sure they get everything they need to unlock their full potential. That way, they don't have to get married off as child brides, work as 10-year old family breadwinners, or go to live at an institutional orphanage.