Egypt prepares for historic opening of self funded Suez Canal project

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The Australian Coptic Movement Association congratulates President Sisi on this ambitious project which is expected to generate $13.5 billion in revenues by by 2023.

Islamic State captures more African Christians in Libya

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The Australian Coptic Movement Association condemns the ongoing abduction and persecution of Coptic Christians in Libya. Coptic Christian migrants had made up the majority of Libya’s Christian minority. Coptic churches have been bombed and many Copts have been brutally killed or taken captive by Islamist militants.

The death of justice in Egypt


Suzy has fronted an array of media outlets including SBS, Sky News, and local and independent media on all matters relating to Egypt and the Copts. Follow Suzy on twitter @SuzyHanna1

ACM condemns assassination of Egyptian Attorney General


The ACM condemns in the strongest terms the terror attack in Cairo which has claimed the life of Egypt’s top state prosecutor

Australian Coptic Movement calls on President Sisi to abolish ‘reconciliation sessions’.

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Attempts to solve sectarian attacks by holding such ‘reconciliation sessions’ should be completely abolished. Other incidents of mob violence against Copts have occurred elsewhere particularly the province of Al-Minya.

Girgis: What is Marriage?


As this topic is a current and live issue, we thought we would share a paper co-authored by an Egyptian-American, Sherif Girgis, in defense of traditional marriage. Sherif Girgis is a former Rhodes Scholar who earned a masters degree in philosophy from Oxford University. He is completing a PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University and a JD (a graduate law degree) at Yale University, two of world’s elite institutions of higher education. The paper can be downloaded at the following link  

Coptic families evicted from village over Facebook posts


Scores of Coptic owned homes and crops have been destroyed following mob violence by extremists in a village near Beni Sweif, south of Cairo. 

Like beheadings are now an everyday thing!

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We felt that Mary Nicola’s recent social media rant was worthy of re-publishing to a broader audience. The fact that the Islamic State is able to run over cities with such ease should be deeply concerning. 

Edmond Atalla becomes Australia’s first MP of Egyptian ancestry

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The Australian Coptic Movement Association congratulates Mr Edmond Atalla MP on his election to the New South Wales parliament as the Lower House member for Mt Druitt. Mr Atalla is the first member of parliament of Coptic-Egyptian background. We wish Mr Atalla all the best and look forward to working with him. Mr Atalla delivered the Inaugural Speech below on Thursday 14th May 2015. His Excellency Youssef Hassan Shawki, Consul-General of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Fr Gabriel Yassa attended the historic occasion.

President Sisi receives freed Ethiopians from Libya

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President Sisi greets freed Ethiopians from Libya

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