Egypt to Allow Muslims to Help Build Christian Churches

Image shows a Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo courtesy of Ashashyou, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons)

Egypt will now allow Muslims to build Christian churches as paid laborers. Egyptian Muslims in the past have often seen this kind of work as taboo.

The pronouncement allows Muslims to help build any of the 44 churches now under construction around Egypt. They can also join the work on 16 historic Coptic churches now being restored. Read more and see a map of the churches being built here.

Tom Doyle of Uncharted Ministries says, “This is a big step. This is the government saying, ‘We are giving our okay for this.’ And that’s another good sign. So we are thankful for that. And we pray that there will be better relations between Muslims and Christians. Because we know as Muslims become exposed to the Gospel and see the joy of the Lord and believers, it’s attractive to them. They want to know more.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray increasing openness in the Muslim world will lead to great growth of the MENA Church.