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.  

Wadi Natroun: Bishop Epiphanius murdered inside St Macarius Monastery

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It has been close to 24 hours since news broke of the sudden passing of Bishop Ephiphanius, Bishop and Abbot of the Monastery of St Macarius in Wadi al-Natroun in Egypt’s Western Desert.  It seems that His Grace was murdered and investigations are underway.  

The Paradox of Coptic ISIS Sympathisers

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Suzy Hanna is a regular contributor. Suzy’s background, education and personal interest in Human Rights and Politics have seen her on the front lines of elevating her passions. Suzy has fronted an array of media outlets and presented papers at University.  

Coptic Christians continue to be attacked as Egyptian police and courts side with extremists.

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The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights recently decried the security establishment’s treatment of mob attacks against Coptic Christians villagers. Villages in various governorates saw tensions and attacks on Copts after local committees came to survey churches that applied for legal status with the regularization committee. The most recent sites of attacks include Beni Manin in the Fashn district, Komir and al-Halila in the Esna district, and al-Toud in the Abu Tisht district, all discussed in detail below.  The recent mob attacks on Christian communities in Egypt coincide with a spike in reports of kidnappings and disappearance of Coptic girls from all over the country. 

Breaking: The remains of Coptic martyrs from Libya returned to Egypt

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The remains of 20 Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its
former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, have finally been returned to Egypt.  The Coptic Christians along with one Ghanaian citizen were beheaded on a beach in February 2015 wearing orange jumpsuits,
in a video recording. The Australian Coptic Movement has been reporting on the affairs of Coptic Christians in Libya since
early 2014.  

Egyptologist: The Autoimmune Disease of the Coptic Church

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Dr Monica Hanna is a well known Egyptologist and third generation descendant of Morcos Gerges Saad. Dr Hanna writes about an unfortunate event that has taken place in Matai, El Minya, where an ancient church was demolished.  Dr Hanna  pursued her doctorate at the University of Pisa with a dissertation on the “Problems of Preservation of Mural Paintings in the Theban Necropolis: a Pilot Study on the Theban Tomb 14 using 3D Scanning Techniques.  

ACM represented at DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights 2018

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop addressing civil society participants at the 2018 DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights (DFAT/Linda Roche)

Discussions across the day focussed on the five priority pillars of Australia’s Human Rights Council engagement: gender equality, freedom of expression, good governance and robust democratic institutions, human rights for indigenous peoples, and strong national human rights institutions.  This is the third consecutive year we attended the annual Forum.  

ACM’s TRIBUTE TO HH POPE SHENOUDA III – 6th Anniversary

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The following tribute was originally published on the occasion of the first 4oth day memorial service in 2012. 

Coptic refugees in Australia living with the fear of death

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This is not the time to be sending vulnerable Coptic Christians back to Egypt.  2017 was the worst year in living memory for Egypt’s Copts.  

Egypt’s Copts living under siege as Coptic Orthodox Christmas approaches

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A video posted to our Facebook page shows one of the gunmen casually roaming the streets of Cairo’s Helwan carefully picking his prey! 

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