How can we pray effectively for Christians in Egypt?
Join gathering to learn about and pray for EgyptBy Tim Shah
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop,
Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom
On Sunday, September. 29, 2013, please join Anglican and other Christian churches for an ecumenical discussion and time of prayer about the current volatile situation in Egypt.
We will gather at Truro Anglican Church (10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030) at 7:00 p.m. Our main speaker and guest of honor will be His Grace, Bishop Angaelos, who is the General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.
Bishop Angaelos is the shepherd for thousands of Coptic Orthodox Christians in the UK and a major spokesman for the Coptic community worldwide. Also helping to lead the forum will be Father Bishoy Andrawes, who is senior priest at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Fairfax, VA.
Our Coptic Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt make up the largest Christian community in the Middle East, and are at least 5% of Egypt's population. Yet they have faced severe challenges for decades, which have intensified dramatically since early 2011 and have grown even worse over the summer.
Please come to better understand the burdens our brothers and sisters are bearing, and how — specifically and concretely — we can pray for them and support them in love.
Tim Shah is the Associate Director and Scholar in Residence for the Religious Freedom Project, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University, and a member of Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax, VA.