Esther’s Story
  • 29 June 2020

Raised in a strict Muslim family in Egypt, Esther was given the responsibility of teaching children the Koran in the mosque, but through her teaching she found Jesus. Esther’s parents divorced when she was young; her mother and grandfather raised her in the Islamic faith. Her grandfather was an Imam at a local mosque and […]

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EGYPT: Approval of Churches Amidst Turmoil
  • 04 June 2020

In April, it was reported that 74 applications had been approved, legalising unlicensed churches across Egypt. After the government committee met again on 19 May, a further 70 churches have been legalised, bringing the total to 1,638 since the committee was formed in January 2017. This leaves 2,000 further applications remaining for consideration. Despite the […]

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EGYPT: More Churches Approved
  • 07 May 2020

A committee has been working through applications to legalise unlicensed churches in Egypt after a law was passed in 2016 to expedite the process. Last year, over 1,000 churches received official approval. Fortunately, the process has continued and, as a result, more applications have been granted. On 2 April, another 74 churches were legalised, bringing […]

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EGYPT: Christian Woman Kidnapped, Converted
  • 30 April 2020

An Egyptian Christian woman, Rania Abd al-Meseh, was kidnapped on 23 April by two veiled women in Monufia Governorate. A video began circulating three days later of Rania announcing that she has converted to Islam. The video has been met with alarm by several Christians, who observe that her body language during the video appears […]

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Providing Medical and Spiritual Care in Egypt
  • 31 December 2019

Voice of the Martyrs, together with our partners in Egypt, is funding mobile medical clinics for Christians suffering from persecution and poverty in Egypt. This specialised medical project provides much-needed assistance for five villages, where Christians, including Muslim background believers (MBBs), face discrimination and oppression in Muslim-dominated areas. The medical team includes specialists in abdominal, […]

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