St Shenouda Monastery to hold historic event 16-17 July at Putty, NSW.

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The Australian Coptic Movement Association congratulate HH Pope Tawadros II,  HG Bishop Anba Daniel, the monks of St. Shenouda Monastery and brothers Moussa and Bishoy on this blessed occasion. The consecration of brothers Moussa and Bishoy is unprecedented as it is the first time we witness this ancient tradition on Australian soil. A special delegation of Bishops will be participating in the event including HG Bishop Anba Suriel (Melbourne Diocese), HG Bishop Daniel (Sydney Diocese) , HG Bishop Yostos (St Anthony’s Monastery , Egypt) and HG Bishop Pimen of Nagada and Qous diocese.  We have published all relevant information below.  

Suzy Hanna: “I am not a Middle Aged Christian White man: I want a Voice”

Suzy Hanna

Suzy Hanna is member of The Australian Coptic Movement Association working with the media and public relations. With a Bachelor in Law/Arts, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bachelor in Arts (Honours), Bachelor in Secondary Teaching and Certificate in Theology, Suzy’s education and personal interest in sociological affairs of Copts and Egypt has seen her on the front lines of advocating for Copts and Human Rights. Suzy has fronted an array of media outlets including SBS, Sky News, and local and independent media.  

Australian Coptic Movement condemns latest attack on Copts in Egypt. Calls for swift action.

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ACM condemns the latest incident in Minya, Egypt, where a mob of roughly 300 individuals set several Coptic Christian homes ablaze and stripped a 70 years old Coptic Christian woman naked and paraded her around the streets in response to a rumour. 

NSW Parliament: Rev Hon Fred Nile speech on Coptic Persecution

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The Rev. Hon Fred Nile MLC of The Christian Democratic Party has highlighted concerns regarding ongoing difficulties faced by Coptic Christians in Egypt despite a Coptic-Friendly president. Rev Nile recently celebrated his 35th year anniversary in NSW Parliament. The event was attended by many members of the Coptic Church and Coptic community. We thank Rev Nile for his ongoing support to our community including his involvement in saving the historic Coptic Church at Sydenham from demolition

Australian Coptic Movement: Turnball Govt and Australian Parliament must take action on ISIS Genocide

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The Obama administration has finally acknowledged the current genocide in the Middle East by ISIL. We encourage the Australian Government to play a leading role in enforcing the Genocide conventions to ensure that those who have participated in massacres, rape and enslavement from Northern Iraq/Syria to North Africa and beyond are brought to justice.

Our Top Cop Hangs Up His Hat

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Nick’s resignation sent shock-waves throughout the New South Wales and Sydney community. Many prominent community leaders and members of parliament from across the political and social spectrum have expressed their regret at this news.

Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali 1922 – 2016

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16 February 2016 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, veteran Egyptian diplomat and the first United Nations Secretary-General from Africa, passed away today at the age of 93. He is being praised for guiding the Organization through the tumultuous early 1990s and for helping shape the UN’s response to post-Cold War realities, drafting a seminal report on preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacekeeping.

ACM attends DFAT Human Rights NGO Forum in Canberra

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On the 8th of February, David Fouad represented the Australian Coptic Movement Association at the 2016 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) NGO forum on Human Rights. The meeting was chaired by First Assistant Secretary of the Multilateral Policy Division, Dr. Lachlan Strahan and Mr. Kevin Playford of the Human Rights Branch. Also in attendance was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, MP.

The Birthplace of Christ: The Death place for Christians

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The Egyptians who were working in Libya were taped by ISIS as they were beheaded, with some of the men saying, “Jesus” as their last words. Their first anniversary is to be commemorated on the 15th of February,  Yet, the terrorists are not attacking Christianity alone. Yazidis, State soldiers and civilians are continuously under attack. Egyptian soldiers in Sinai are murdered on a daily basis through various terrorist attacks as they fight desperately to secure the Egyptian border.    

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSEPH TAWADROS AM

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It is great to see young people from our community receive great recognition for their talents and services. Our very own Joseph Tawadros is one of the best Oud players in the world. 

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