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. 

Bishop Angaelos speaks at WCC/UN Conference in Geneva on Refugee Crisis

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UK based HG Bishop Angaelos continues to advocate strongly on behalf of the most persecuted people in the world.  

20th Anniversary Dinner for Coptic Orthodox Colleges in Sydney

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We congratulate the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sydney for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the establishment of Coptic Orthodox Schools in Sydney, New South Wales. The schools are holding a celebratory dinner on Monday 15th February 2016 which will be attended by HG Bishop Daniel, HG Bishop Paula (Bishop of Tanta, Egypt) and dignitaries.  The anniversary coincides with recent state wide results demonstrating consistently excellent results for all Coptic Colleges. 

Hon. Mark Speakman grants Interim Heritage Order to stop Church demolition

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The Hon. Mark Speakman MP has responded to calls from Australian Coptic Heritage and Community Services to temporarily stop the demolition of the historic St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Sydenham. ACM members and supporters played a pivotal role in assisting the Australian Coptic Heritage and Community Services with their campaign. We thank Mr Speakman for responding to the concerns of the Coptic Community regarding this matter. We also thank all other MP’s and the National Trust for their support.   

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