“Our house is engulfed in flames. Hurry before they kill us.” The distressed sister of our volunteer Rep Saeed placed a frantic call for help as the pro-Morsi mob burnt down her house in Diabiya, Beni Suef.
With these words ringing loud, Rep Saeed raced out to rescue his trapped sister and his disabled nephew. Continue reading
Imagine being the only young Christian woman left in a small village in Egypt’s south. Would you be intimidated enough to leave?
When Soheir lost her husband, she knew she had to face her community, one that looked down on women in general and Christian women in particular. There was no one to lean on and the support of her brother-in-law was too little to sustain herself, her aging mother and young son. Continue reading
The Hudson Institute just published a report on philanthropic freedom worldwide. It’s an interesting read if you want a global perspective on how easily–or not-so-easily–charities run around the world. But some figures it cites (from another study) are a far cry from what George Washington University and Coptic Orphans found in last year’s Coptic Diaspora Survey. Or what we know by experience in Egypt. Continue reading