Release Sherif Hassan

Just in case any of us going to church today are tempted to take it less than seriously:

Sherif Hassan is an Egyptian citizen who has been detained in Egypt after returning from the UK for a family visit. It is not clear what he is accused of but what seems clear is that he has been picked on because he is a Christian.

Mark Meynell of All Souls, Langham Place has set up a website for people to follow Sherif's case and to offer support. Do visit and find out more.

I don't wish to comment on this incident because idle comment isn't helpful. But we should remember those many thousands of Christians around the world who are threatened and abused for their faith in Christ. At times like this I wonder how my comfortable British Christianity would withstand the test of the scourge of persecution.


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