Coptic Community to rally in support of persecuted Christians across Australia on 30 Dec 2018

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The Australian Coptic Community and supporters will protest against the ongoing persecution of Egypt’s Copts following the heinous murder of two Coptic Christians by a policeman in Al Minya on 13 December 2018.  We may add other cities in coming days.  The rallies will be non-rowdy events and family friendly. Please ensure that you completely ignore any cancellation rumours and text messages regarding these events.  All information and updates will be available on our website and across our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter.  

Attacks on Coptic Christians continue despite officials’ rhetoric

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AP released a breaking news report on religious freedoms in Egypt this morning 

Maximus: God has not and will not avenge the attacks on Christians

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After every sectarian or terrorist attack on Copts in Egypt, there are a lot of odd views which flood social media comments that suggest ‘God will avenge’ or the ‘heaven will respond’ and a lot of this nonsense has no biblical basis.  Mahfouz Maximus is a spokesperson for The Australian Coptic Movement Association. 

Southern Egypt: Coptic Christians massacred again at same location

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The Australian Coptic Movement Association deplores the vile massacre that took place in the route of monastery of St Samuel near Minya gunmen opened fire on three buses. 

Mahfouz Maximus appointed Spokesperson for Australian Coptic Movement Association

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Born and raised in Upper Egypt, Maximos has been living in Australia for 10 years and is considered a community leader among Egyptian migrants who have settled in Australia in recent years. This segment of Australia’s Coptic Community has not been appropriately represented, socially and politically. Maximum will focus on all ethnic media overseas and locally. 

Potential Career Paths for HSC graduates

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Students in New South Wales commence their HSC exams today. The end of school brings new freedoms and responsibilities. Best of luck to all students.  

The important role of Independent Civil Society Groups

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The current era requires more participation in Independent Civil Society Groups.  

Asia Bibi should be immediately released to her family #FreeAsiaBibi

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If the Supreme court upholds her conviction, Asia’s only recourse would be a clemency petition to President Arif Alvi. 
President Alvi is known to be a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Prime Minister Khan is a well known former Pakistani 
cricket player and philanthropist. #FreeAsiaBibi 

UNGA: Transcript of President Trump’s meeting with President Al-Sisi

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President Trump met with President Al-Sisi on the sidelines of the annual UNGA gathering in New York. We have posted the entire script below.  Throughout the week, scores of Copts and activists from all around the world expressed their outrage on social media over the methods that the church used to convince congregations in New York and New Jersey to greet the Egyptian President on the pavement outside the UN building.  The Church has been accused of turning a blind eye to Coptic persecution whilst invoking religion for political matters.   

Mobs Free to Attack Coptic Christians with Impunity

Bishop Makarios of Minya comforting one of the young victims of the recent attacks near Minya.

The Egyptian Government fails to intervene to  put an end to Sectarian attacks against Coptic Christians. The perpetrators are usually set free.  

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