Library for the Nuba Bible Institute, Cairo
St Michaels and All Angels Church in Cairo was built in 1925 by Bishop Gwynne, the first Anglican bishop of Egypt and Sudan. The vision for the church is to be an oasis and safe place for the “gathering the scattered sheep” (Ezekiel 11:16).
Nuba Bible Institute Cairo (NBIC), a ministry of St Michael and All Angels Church, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. The church began NBIC specifically to train the leaders and other members of the Sudanese Community in Egypt for the benefit of their own church, both for their time now in Egypt and hopefully later for their future in Sudan, South Sudan or elsewhere. The language and educational challenges for many Sudanese Christians meant that they were unable to study at the nearby Alexandria School of Theology (AST), which teaches primarily in Arabic.
Initially, 35 students were enrolled on the three-year diploma programme. Three of the students came from the Sudan, sent by Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, specifically for this purpose. Nineteen students graduated in 2016 with the eighth cohort of AST students at All Saints Cathedral Cairo. There are currently 35 students studying at NBIC.
The CASSS is supporting the development and stocking of a library for students and faculty members at NBIC.