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

The Treasures of Coptic Art and Architecture

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, 2007
Hardcover: 240 pages
Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 9.7 x 1.2 inches the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo 

Egypt's Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world, with a cultural tradition dating back two millennia, during which time churches have been built and a variety of distinctive art forms have flourished.

Life as an infidel

The Observer
Sunday May 13, 2007
When she was eight, Nonie Darwish's father, an Egyptian colonel, was killed by an Israeli parcel bomb. She never wanted revenge. And now, 50 years later, having converted to Christianity, she puts her life on the line speaking out against Islam and its oppression of women. 

Egypt Releases 135 Islamic Extremists

The Associated Press
Monday, May 21, 2007

CAIRO, Egypt -- About 135 Muslim extremists who spent more than a decade in Egyptian prisons have been released after signing statements renouncing violence, police said Monday.

The prisoners all belonged to al-Jihad, a group once headed by al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman Al-Zawahri. Egypt began releasing them two weeks ago, police officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

IRAQ: Sunni extremists threaten to kill...

21 May 2007
SULAIMANIYAH, 21 May 2007 (IRIN) - A Sunni extremist group - al-Qaeda in Iraq - has threatened to kill Muslim youths in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah should they convert to Christianity or Zoroastrianism.
"We are hunting those who have converted to Christianity or Zoroastrianism as we consider them renegades and God's punishment must be implemented by killing them," said a statement posted on the al-Farouk website on 22 April and signed by al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Fanning the flames

Al-Ahram Weekly 

17 - 23 May 2007   
The sectarian violence that erupted on Friday in the village of Bimha, in the Ayat district 70 kilometres south of Giza, seemed less a spontaneous outburst fuelled by wrangling among villagers than a premeditated act. Pamphlets had been distributed throughout the village before a mob, armed with everything from machetes to containers of kerosene, ran amok through the village.

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