Egypt: Egypt Diocese Appeals for Help
Egypt’s Anglican bishop has appealed for help from supporters after a “traumatic week of bloodshed and vandalism”.
Bishop Mouneer Anis1 has written to supporters asking for additional funds for the diocese’s range of ministries which includes providing food, healthcare and children’s education. “The past week has been traumatic for Egyptians,” he wrote. “We witnessed bloodshed on our streets, vandalism and the deliberate destruction of churches and government buildings in lawless acts of revenge.
“One of our Anglican Churches was attacked, and other ministries received threats. We praise God that our churches and congregations are safe, but we grieve for the loss of life and for the churches which were burnt over the past week in Egypt.
“The Anglican Church in Egypt serves all Egyptians, especially the disadvantaged and marginalized, through our educational, medical and community development ministries. We seek to be a light in our society, and we continue to serve our neighbours in the difficult situation which surrounds us.
“Unemployment is at a record high, there is a lack of security on the streets, the economy is in decline, and poverty is crushing for many people in Egypt.”
Bishop Anis then lists a range of ways people can financially support the work of the diocese. [click here]
The diocese supports around two dozen churches and has a range of ministries including providing support and education for children with hearing impairments, community development, theological education and a prison ministry.
Notes 1 Bishop Mouneer Anis is President Bishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Bishop in Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa