Tagged with Human rights

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Ag, HR

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Ag, HR

God, Egypt used to be a breadbasket. Now she imports her food. But vegetables are still desired abroad, if only they would accept them. Several nations have put a ban on Egyptian agriculture, wary of pesticides. Egypt had been hoping for boom harvest sales, having recently devalued the currency. Now they may face a domestic … Continue reading

An Egyptian Human Rights Rebuke, to America

An Egyptian Human Rights Rebuke, to America

It is not unusual for American politicians and the State Department to call out other nations of the world for their violation of human rights. But the past few weeks have given other nations an excuse to hit back. Laugh or cry, here is a selection of Egyptian statements about our racial issues and the … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Parliament, Police

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Parliament, Police

God, News this week prompted both a sigh and a gasp. The Supreme Constitutional Court struck down provisions of the law to elect parliament, further delaying the process. And a cabinet reshuffle appointed a new minister of the interior, with speculations on the impact. The parliament delay was almost expected, as there appears little political … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Allegiances

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Allegiances

God, Two declarations were issued this week, at complete opposite ends of the spectrum. From Sinai, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis pledged to obey the caliph of the Islamic State. From the Chamber of Commerce, a business delegation pledged to recruit other American companies to invest in Egypt. One allegiance is to you, God, the other is … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prison Conditions

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Prison Conditions

God, Reports have been ample from Egyptian prisons with accounts of mistreatment, even torture. And this week smuggled video purported a look inside, picturing squalid conditions and cramped quarters. The government denies the veracity of these sources, insisting that after the revolution a commitment to human rights has reformed the system. A visit from the … Continue reading

Egyptian Christians Killed After President’s Ouster

Egyptian Christians Killed After President’s Ouster

From my article in Christianity Today, published July 9, describing both Christians and Muslims killed in a worrisome escalation of violence. But this excerpt concerns another matter for Christians in particular: Should they have joined the revolt in the first place, on Biblical grounds? Bishop Mouneer also called the [military] action an answer to prayer, … Continue reading