The political and cultural unrest in Egypt over the past several months has made international headlines. The event has largely been presented as a military coup, and little attention has been given to the underlying social, political, and religious issues at the heart of this unrest.
Also given little attention is the duress and persecution that the Coptic church has experienced during this same period. If one looks hard enough, to be sure, the stories are being reported — just last week a Coptic wedding was interrupted by thoughtless gunfire, making Egypt sound quite a bit like our own Chicago — but these issues have not seemed to make their way into either our mainline media or our political emissaries.
Interested in learning more? Come to our upcoming Trinity Symposium lecture on November 13, where foreign policy experert and long-time Egyptian resident Raymond Stock will present the “Un(der)told Story.”