Who is My Neighbor?

"To these families, their 'neighbors' are 'those who murdered their loved ones."

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Five years ago this week, ISIS militants beheaded twenty Egyptian Coptic Christians and one Ghanaian friend. Their story is told in The 21: A Journey into the Land of the Coptic Martyrs, out now in paperback, which explores how their families turned their grief to faith rather than revenge. They “have done the inconceivable,” writes Archbishop Angaelos in a foreword to the new edition. To these families, their “neighbors” are “those who murdered their loved ones.”