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

Pennsylvania: Stay Is Extended

The New York Times
Published: June 7, 2007
 
A federal judge has extended a stay of deportation for Sameh Khouzam, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who faces repatriation for a murder charge in Egypt.

Coptic Christian Fights Deportation to Egypt, Fearing Torture

June 6, 2007
The New York Times
 
An Egyptian Coptic Christian who was permitted to stay in the United States because of the probable threat of torture back home is now fighting deportation on a murder charge in Egypt.

 

A Special Meeting

A SPECIAL MEETING
OF
PRAYER AND REFLECTION
SO THAT WE DO NOT FORGET 
His Holiness
PATRIARCH ANTONIOS OF ERITREA

and
ALL CHRISTIANS CURRENTLY IMPRISONED
FOR THEIR BELIEFS
IN ERITREA
at
St. Mary’s-on-Paddington-Green
London, W12 1LG
on
Wednesday, 27 June 2007 at 6.30 p.m.

Speakers will include
His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim
His Grace Bishop Angaelos
Dr Gerald Gotzen (Globe Trotting)
Dr. Martin Hill (Amnesty International)
Elizabeth Chyrum (Human Rights Concern - Eritrea)

Ballot Boxes? Yes. Actual Democracy? Tough Question.

New York Times
June 7, 2007

CAIRO, June 6 — This is election season in the Middle East. Syria just held presidential and parliamentary elections. Algeria held parliamentary elections. Egyptians will be asked to vote next week on a new upper house of Parliament. There will soon be elections in Jordan, Morocco and Oman, followed by elections in Qatar. So is democracy suddenly taking root in the strongman’s last regional stronghold?

May Fr Ragheed's Sacrifice Help Iraq's Church Find 'Renewed Unity'

AsiaNews
June 5, 2007
 
Karamles -- Despite high levels of tension over 2 thousand people gathered in Karamles -- northern Iraq -- yesterday for the funerals of Fr. Raghed Ganni, and the three sub-deacons - Basman Yousef Daud, Wahid Hanna Isho, Gassan Isam Bidawed -- murdered on June 3rd as they returned from Mass in Mosul. The Archbishop of

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

Respect for religious freedom remained poor during the year under both former President Mohamed Morsy’s administration and the current interim government. On July 3, Mohamed Morsy was removed and Adly Mansour was named interim president.

FCO Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report on Human Rights and Democracy. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the global human rights situation in 2013. It sets out what the Government is doing through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote human rights and democratic values around the world in three principal ways.

75 Percent of Persecution is Against Christians: Report

The 2013 Persecuted and Forgotten? Report provides in-depth analysis of the situation Christians face in 30 countries where believers, to one degree or another, are not fully free to practice their faith. In the past two years violence and intimidation targeting Christians have increased in a number of nations.