The Cairo Evangelical Seminary shares status during unrest in Egypt
update on situation there
The international media has been turning its attention to Egypt again in the past two weeks, as Egyptians mark the second anniversary of our January 25th Revolution. Though many violent scenes from Cairo are undoubtedly scrolling across your TV screens even now, we want to assure you that this violence is contained to a few known locations, and even certain predictable times. The seminary neighborhood is safe and our community of students, faculty and staff has been able to commute to campus without trouble. For that, we’re thankful to God.
The recent unrest is caused by a growing popular frustration with President Morsi, the government, and the ruling party, for their evident inadequacy in managing the country’s affairs. Frustration even increased as people started to recognize that most of the dreams and demands of the revolution, which were dignity, freedom, democracy and social justice, are not taken seriously by the current regime. Thus, the opposition parties have great hopes of turning this ship around through these recent demonstrations and marches.
So while we’re thankful for tangible measures of safety and protection, we’re aware that our nation is going through a difficult transition, and so we ask you to continue to pray for Egypt as it fights its way toward greater freedom and democracy. Please also pray for the church in Egypt to continue to experience more unity and to respond to all Egyptians seeking meaningful peace with God’s message of grace and hope.