Father Daoud Boutros, an Orthodox Coptic priest, has become one of the latest victims of the continuing violence against Christians in Egypt.
A neighbor, who had been asked by the priest’s daughter to visit his apartment because she had been unable to contact him by telephone for two days, discovered the priest’s mutilated body in his home on February 23, 2011. According to a report released by Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William, Fr. Boutros had been stabbed 22 times and beheaded. In addition, a safe in the priest’s apartment had been… Read more
As reported by the New York Times and other sources, Said Musa, an Afghan man who had been in prison for the past eight months and faced death by hanging for converting from Islam to Christianity, has been released.
Under enormous international pressure, government officials in Kabul, Afghanistan, said they freed Said Musa. His release followed intense negotiations between the Afghan government and United States Department of State and members of Congress and other foreign embassies.
CFI and other human rights organizations launched petition campaigns on behalf of Said Musa.… Read more
As Egypt’s civil unrest contributes to skyrocketing food and oil prices throughout the world, Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based humanitarian organization, is preparing to deliver desperately needed food supplies to Egyptian Christians.
The existing global food shortage has been just one factor at the heart of Egypt’s turmoil that caused thousands of demonstrators, demanding an end to the dictatorial Mubarak regime, to take to the streets in recent weeks. Now, as Egypt faces an uncertain future in a post-Mubarak era, the country must also address the issue of rising… Read more
CAIRO, EGYPT – A CFI coworker in Cairo (for security reasons the CFI coworker’s name must remain anonymous) affirmed that on February 19, “Muslims broke into the home of a Christian family and abducted their 18 year old daughter, Nesma Sarwat.”
The abduction occurred in Talbiya, within the Omraniya neighborhood of Giza.
During the abduction, the abductors painted messages on the home’s wall. One of the messages proclaimed, “Islam is the solution,” the slogan for the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to AINA News, the abductors also wrote the names of the… Read more
“We are very saddened by the execution style murder of four American Christians off the coast of Somalia,” said CFI president Jim Jacobson.
Scott and Jean Adam, the owners of the yacht Quest, along with their guests, Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay were on a mission to distribute Bibles to remote places in the world.
According to the Adam’s website, their ten year mission was to “…allow the power of the Word to transform lives.” As stated on their website, “We seek fertile ground for the Word and homes for… Read more