All posts by Nathan Hollenbeck

About Nathan Hollenbeck

Nathan joined Coptic Orphans in 2006. It was his response to a call to help return Egypt's hospitality to the Holy Family on behalf of Christ Emmanuel and the Theotokos, after they changed his own life as a youth. He has a passion to fulfill God's command to "bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause." (Isaiah 1:17, ESV)

The Status of Women in Egypt

mideast egypt elections-355873649_v2.grid-4x2Only 1.5% of young women in Egypt exercise their citizenship, according to the 2010 Egypt Human Development Report. If more women show up at the polls and participate at election time, it will be because women and especially girls are becoming more engaged day-to-day with the issues that affect them in their local communities, like their education and the well-being of their families.

In the videos below, see Hanan Baky, Communications Director at Coptic Orphans, speak as part of an expert panel at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington, DC. Continue reading

Parents, and Other Best Kept Secrets of the Orphanage [Podcast]


Orphanages filled with children that have parents? Kids graduating from school, but never learning how to read? Nermien Riad talks about startling problems she encountered when starting Coptic Orphans in Egypt 25 years ago, and how she discovered ready answers in the living traditions of Egypt’s Orthodox Church.

Listen to the podcast here in a pop-up window.