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Ashley Makar via CNN BeliefBlog: My Take: Why Egypt’s Christians are hopeful but nervous 10 February , 2011

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Photos from Cairo show triumphant hands in the air – some raising up Coptic Christian crosses, others holding up Qurans.

Egyptian Christians and Muslims gathered together this week to pray for those who’ve died in the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime.

Muslims formed a protective circle around Christians as they prayed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday, just as Christian protesters had done for Muslims during last Friday’s prayers.
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World Faith Winston-Salem Leader Talks Egypt in Washington Post 8 February , 2011

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Mustafa Abdullah, Egyptian-American and President of World Faith Winston-Salem, talks about the similarities between Egyptian Protests and the demonstrations led by Dr Martin Luther King.

In the midst of revolution in Egypt, and with lessons from Martin Luther King Day still echoing in the air, I am reminded that our world requires of us–in times of incredible injustice–to resort to an expansive imagination, a deep sense of courage, and a desire for challenge.

These are qualities that are best exemplified by the youth organizers in Egypt who, in the face of 30 years of oppression, a crumbling economy, and increasing tensions between the Muslim and Christian communities both domestically and internationally, have looked beyond their current state of despair by imagining their country as it should be–a place where they can be the agents of tomorrow and participate in the possibility of democracy.  READ MORE