Book now! Egypt: faith after the pharaohs, at the British Museum. 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016.
CHR Comment: The Center for Early African Christianity brought this British Museum exhibit to my attention, which describes the transition of Egypt from polytheism to monotheism, including the centuries when rulers were Christian. There remains a sizeable number of Christians in Egypt to this day, known as the Copts.
Source: British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs
In 2012 this purported fragment of a Coptic manuscript made headlines because in the text Jesus referred to “My wife.” Yale professors now conclude that it is a forgery. The article explains how they have reached that conclusion.
Why would a forger create this so-called Gospel? Likely motives include issues of women’s rights in the church such as the recent decision of the Church of England to ordain women bishops.
New clues cast doubt on ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ – CNN.com.
The recent martyrdom of Coptic Christians caused the Al Our Christians to propose building a new church in the memory of the martyrs. However, violent protests against building the new church has sparked new violence.
Muslim groups attack Egyptian Copts over church honoring Christians killed by ISIS | Fox News.
Following the brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in January, Copts in Libya learn about methods employed by Islamic State.
The Voice of the Martyrs.