Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You Can Make a Difference for Coptic Christians in Egypt!!!

Coptic Christians have suffered a LOT in Egypt. But even more so now that the Arab Spring has toppled Mubarak's regime. A simple Google search of "Coptic Christians in Egypt" will yield several articles of the atrocities & injustice they face. There have been many Muslim Egyptians who have stood  in front of churches to protect them, but most Egyptians have voted to have an Islamic State & it looks like the Muslim Brotherhood will have met their secret agenda for Egypt. 

Politics aside, people are suffering. Especially Copts. Today, you have a chance to make a difference.

The Egyptian government is not responding.  Currently Egypt is being controlled by an interim government, set to be dismantled by parliamentary and presidential elections this coming September.  Most experts agree that these elections will instate a government controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, who has historically persecuted those outside of the Islamic faith, particularly Christians.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to pressure the Egyptian government to change its laws regarding religious freedom, before a more permanent governing force rules out all opportunities for lasting change.
ICC is petitioning the interim government to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of Coptic Christians, and to repeal current laws that stifle religious freedom for all Egyptians.
Please join ICC in demanding legislative reform in Egypt in the coming months. Follow the instructions below and have your signatures back to us by July 11th.

Here’s How You Can Help

#1 Pray: The first thing you can do to help is stop right now and ask the Lord in the government structures of Egypt and in the lives of Coptic Christians who are being persecuted.
#2 Next, Review our petition
#3 Electronically Sign the petition
#4 Print out petition and take it to your friends and church and have everyone you know sign it. Send the signatures back to us so we can compile the responses. Feel free to print out extra signature pages for large numbers of sign ups. When you have collected all your signatures, please mail the signature pages to: 

PO Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907
or fax them to us at (301) 585-5918.
Please get them back to us by July 11th.
Sincerely in Christ,
Jeff King
President, ICC
International Christian Concern
P.O. Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Phone: (800) ICC-5441
Fax: (301) 585-5918
This has been a historical year for Egypt where a 30-year dictator has been overthrown and its citizens are seeking to create a new government and identity.  Amidst this turbulent change, Coptic Christians are facing increasing persecution and attacks.  We are continually receiving reports of Christians being killed and attacked, of churches being burned down, and of communities fearing for their safety.  The blood of innumerable Christians is soaking Egyptian soil.

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