The Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki will present "The Egyptian Church Post Arab Spring: Challenges and Opportunities" Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
Zaki is president of the Protestant Churches of Egypt and general director of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), the largest non-profit organization in the Middle East serving more than two million people in 150 communities each year through its comprehensive village development programs and interfaith dialogue efforts. He also serves as the president of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches and is a lecturer at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. Zaki's educational background includes a Ph.D. in religions and politics from the University of Manchester, UK (2003), master's in theological studies from Eastern University in West Chester, Pa. (1994), diploma in social development from Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (1988), and bachelor's of theology from Cairo Evangelical Seminary (1983).
HANDS forges lasting partnerships between Americans and Egyptians in order to increase intercultural understanding and support Egyptians in their efforts to raise the quality of life for the most under-served members of their society. To these ends, HANDS facilitates cultural exchange programs and partners with organizations on the ground to empower disadvantaged Egyptians to raise themselves out of poverty. One of their major partnerships is with CEOSS.