Reg. No. 1084047
Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
 
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to info@copts.co.uk

UK Copts

Appeal to add Coptic studies to your year-end donations


Dear brothers and sisters:

Thanks to Divine Economy, Coptic studies in Claremont made excellent progress in 2012 through the outstanding scholarship of Prof. Gawdat Gabra, the sincere efforts by Claremont students and administration, and your faithful support. Here is the progress report in nine areas:  http://www.stshenouda.com/AcademicPGM/Progress_CGU.pdf

Donating to this cause is thus an investment of high return to the Copts in Egypt and worldwide. We have a short fall of $8,800 for the pledge by St. Shenouda Society to Claremont Graduate University due 31 December. This is to pay off $13,000 current pledge and $4,000 loan that paid previous pledge. Surplus will be directed toward the $13,000 pledge due 6/30/13.

We urge you, therefore,  to add Claremont Coptic studies to your year-end donations using any of these three options:

 1) By credit card at: http://www.stshenouda.org/StShenouda_CGU.htm

 2) By check payable to: St. Shenouda Coptic Society, 1701 S. Wooster Street, LA, CA 90035. Write in the memo: Coptic Studies at CGU.

 3) For employer-matching funds, please contact us to assist you. 

 Please inform us if you make a direct donation to CGU (by credit card or check) because such a donation needs to be deducted from St Shenouda Society’s pledge.

 All good wishes of the blessed Christmas to you and your family.

Hany N. Takla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President, St. Shenouda Coptic Society)

Saad Michael Saad This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Chair, Council for Coptic Studies, CGU)

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U.S. International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 – Egypt

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