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New Lesson Plan: Religious Persecution

Note: find a list of lesson plans for high school students and home school families here.

Ayman Nabil Labib was a seventeen-year-old high school student in the Upper Egyptian town of Mallawi. Ayman was a Coptic Christian. On October 16, 2011, his Arabic-Language teacher began insulting and harassing the teenager during class. He told Ayman to wipe off the Coptic cross from his wrist. He told his teacher that it was a tattoo, and added that he was also wearing a necklace with a cross. When the teacher heard this, he became very angry and asked the rest of the class, “What are we going to do with him?” Seventeen of his fellow classmates chased Ayman as he struggled to escape. Ayman was forced into a teacher’s room where the group beat him to death.

There are countless stories like Ayman’s. Religious persecution happens every day in our world, but these stories rarely make it into the daily news. Although we all know that persecution happens, many of us don’t know very much about it. Christians are the most persecuted group of believers in the world. Click on the attachment to keep reading.

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