Paul-Gordon Chandler was rector at St. John's Church/Maadi in Cairo and is the author of Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road: Exploring a New Path Between Two Faiths.
Libya lacks the illustrious Christian heritage of Tunisia and Algeria, home of Tertullian, Cyprian and Augustine. But prior to the outbreak of violence, more Christians resided in Tripoli and Benghazi than in the region's other countries.
On March 11, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to celebrate national unity and condemn sectarianism. Days earlier, Christian-Muslim clashes resulted in deaths, injuries and a burned church. What is going on?
One of the chief ramifications of the protests that overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was the way religious divisions were set aside in the process.