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Egypt

Learn how Take Heart is helping persecuted Christians
in the 35th most persecuted country in the world.

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Christian Persecution in Egypt

Christianity has been present in Egypt since the early Roman era. The large demographic size of Coptic Christians had kept major persecution at bay for centuries. But that is beginning to change. Christians are now facing acts of violence, intimidation, and bombings during religious services. While President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi is making efforts to restore the rule of law in Egypt, Christians remain disadvantaged and face discrimination in education, health, and legislation.

The living conditions are at their worst for Christians living in Upper Egypt, which is considered the country’s poorest area. In many of the villages that experience attacks by radical Muslims, believers are being forced from their homes and prohibited from having a sustainable income source because of their faith. Christians who converted from Islam are facing the worst persecution, largely from their own families.

Christian persecution in Egypt

Strategies Implemented

Spiritual Encouragement
Income-generating Projects
Leadership Training
Medical Clinics
Childcare
Terror Relief

 

104,692,000

Total Population

%

Christian population

Islam

Main Religion

%

residents below poverty level

104,692,000

Total Population

%

Christian population

Islam

Main Religion

%

residents below poverty level

Our Work With Christian Persecution in Egypt 

Take Heart comes alongside local leaders and churches to serve in a community for at least four years. Together, we assess spiritual, technical, and financial needs. We then develop a unique strategic development plan that will empower leaders to impact the community for many years after Take Heart is gone. Specific strategies implemented include spiritual encouragement, income-generating projects, leadership training, establishing medical clinics, organizing childcare, and providing terror relief.

2015
Began Work

6
Local Partners

20,735
Christians Served

415
Income-generating Projects

Watch Our Ministry in Action

Watch leaders from Sohag, a primarily Coptic Christian village, describe Take Heart’s work in their community.