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Christians help where it hurts in Iraq

Christians help where it hurts in Iraq

November 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Focus on the Family Middle East eyes housing, blankets for refugees IRBIL, Iraq — Here in a church courtyard, about 30 refugees gather around Egyptian volunteers who have come to help them find what so many in this region have lost – homes. As Sami Yacoub and his 20-year-old son,Read More

Friendship Centre sets table for spiritual conversations

Friendship Centre sets table for spiritual conversations

October 16, 2014 at 11:56 am 0 comments

Some names changed for security reasons BIRMINGHAM, England – At the Friendship Centre here in the seat of England’s Industrial Revolution, just talking over cups of tea can prove revolutionary for people seated at the table. Ellen, who recently arrived from Yemen with her new husband, dropped by the OpenRead More

Egyptian Bible Society reopens shop destroyed by mob

Egyptian Bible Society reopens shop destroyed by mob

July 18, 2014 at 11:42 am 0 comments

ASSUIT, Egypt — The Bible Society of Egypt has reopened a Christian bookstore in Upper Egypt that was destroyed last year by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers. On August 14, vandals — angry about the dispersion of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — broke down the Bible Society Bookshop’s heavy metalRead More

‘We thought you hated us’

‘We thought you hated us’

June 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

Across Egypt, Christians met violence with mercy Cairo – By September 2013, sympathizers to Mohammed Morsi’s ousted Muslim Brotherhood government had decided if they couldn’t control Egypt, they’d burn it. Churches were high on their list of targets. Kasr el Dobara, the largest evangelical church in the Middle East, hadRead More

Planting trees and biblical truth

Planting trees and biblical truth

May 20, 2014 at 11:55 am 0 comments

When other businesspeople were fleeing during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, Sami Yacoub did something revolutionary himself. He planted trees. Forty-five of them, to be exact. They’re still standing outside his Allux Printing building in the Nasr City free economic zone in east Cairo – a forest of concrete with scarce greenRead More

Equipping ‘workplace theologians’

Equipping ‘workplace theologians’

May 20, 2014 at 11:16 am 1 comment

Entrepreneur wants everyday Christians to live, share faith The smells and sounds of ink hitting paper permeate Sami Yacoub’s Allux Printing plant in east Cairo. Though he’s a publisher, the 58-year-old entrepreneur and former pastor prefers to think of himself as a baker, offering food to fuel his twin passions:Read More

25 languages, millions of people

25 languages, millions of people

May 20, 2014 at 11:02 am 1 comment

Right Choices Bible project spans globe Sami Yacoub thinks in big numbers – thousands of books, millions of potential readers. Even with that mindset, the 58-year-old printer/publisher just smiles and shakes his head when he thinks about the numbers associated with his latest big project, “The Right Choices Bible” byRead More

New convert faces old fears

New convert faces old fears

April 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

CAIRO — Isolation. Rejection. Death. For 19-year-old Khadim, a recent convert to Christianity, those fears have become real possibilities. Since his decision to follow Christ late last year, Khadim (not his real name) has had to monitor himself closely, especially around his Sunni Muslim parents. They’ve noticed changes — likeRead More

In Birmingham, opening the door to peace

In Birmingham, opening the door to peace

October 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

BIRMINGHAM, England – The bang and clatter ringing lately from the new Friendship Centre bear little resemblance to the idea behind it. That is, to offer a neutral place of peace where Christians can show the love of God to their mostly-Muslim neighborhood and simply be a blessing to theRead More

How Christians help Muslims find identity

How Christians help Muslims find identity

August 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

ReachGlobal, Pakistani youths find common ground in Birmingham It’s hard enough for a teenager to find his identity. For the Muslim boys like 16-year-old Faisal piling into the community center gym this Friday night, it’s downright ridiculous. Part of the rapidly growing Pakistani community in Birmingham, England, Faisal and theRead More