A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Egypt_celebration-255x262After suffering severe persecution under ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Christians hope the regime change will improve their situation in the Arab nation.

CAIRO — Christians in Egypt have thrown their full support behind the popular uprising that has toppled the Islamist government of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood after suffering the worst persecution in decades.

Egypt’s Christians have celebrated the Egyptian Army’s decision to force president Morsi out of power and set up a new government, after millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand Morsi’s ouster. The June 30 protests sponsored by the Tamarod (“Rebel”) movement are being called the largest mass demonstration in world history.

With Morsi under arrest, Adli Mansour was sworn into office as Egypt’s interim president, while new presidential elections are set up and plans to write a new constitution are put in place.

Christian leaders have praised the military-assisted popular uprising to…

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