Egypt is home to the fastest growing population in the Middle East and the largest Christian population in the Arab world. It remains a strategic location for Christian activity across North Africa and the Middle East. There are many well established evangelical churches and parachurch ministries that focus on reaching both nominal Christians and Muslims with the Gospel. Several of these groups also send Arab missionaries across the region.
Life for Christians:
Although there are exceptions, according to reports of targeted attacks in recent years, Coptic Christians have historically been given the freedom to worship – provided they do not engage in any evangelistic outreaches among the Muslim-majority community. Likewise, Christians who are evangelical face tremendous opposition from militant Islamists, including the denial of proper medical care in hospitals and clinics. Christian converts from Islam face the most problems, such as expulsion from their families, divorce instigated by their Muslim spouses, estrangement from their children, and loss of employment.