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

Mosques turn down the volume in Azerbaijan

May 26, 2007

BAKU --  After years of resonating with the Muslim call to prayer five times a day, the small loudspeakers attached to the minaret of the green-domed Gadji Sultanali mosque in central Baku have fallen silent.

Help Our Fight for Real Democracy

Washington Post

May 27, 2007

CAIRO Last Thursday, I returned to my country, Egypt, after several weeks in the United States on a Freedom House fellowship. I came home full of anxiety. I feared that the authorities would arrest me as soon as I set foot on Egyptian soil.

Egypt Releases Jailed Christian Convert

Istanbul, May 24 (Compass Direct News) – In a surprise gesture, Egyptian authorities have released a Christian convert from Islam who had been jailed without charges under Egypt’s controversial emergency laws for the past two years.

Praying for a miracle

From The Sunday Times
May 27, 2007

It’s not just Muslims and Jews who have faced persecution in recent years. An estimated 200m Christians in 60 countries are now suffering increasing victimisation. So why isn’t the West doing anything to protect them?

Every day, Eddie Lyle gets fresh reports, e-mails and phone calls about a group of people who are now among the most persecuted in the world. It’s his job to bear witness to their story and, where he can, to visit them or to send one of his 35 staff to offer aid and comfort, and to lobby governments on their behalf. His work has great impact, yet he speaks with little emotion. Those he campaigns for don’t usually elicit much sympathy

Another Black Friday for the Coptic Christians

Press Release
 May 22, 2007
 
Contact: Mounir Bishay, 310-641-3387, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
For photos from the scene visit:

www.flickr.com/photos/norayounis/sets/72157600211845855/show/ 

 For the past three and half decades, the Copts (Christians of Egypt) have been targeted by a wave of brutal attacks on their persons, churches, homes and businesses.  Ibn Khaldoun Research Center (headed by Human Rights advocate Saad Eddin Ibrahim) documented over one hundred and twenty major attacks on the Copts during this period.  Another study estimated that over 4000 Copts were killed or injured during this period,

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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

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