Joe Tawadros

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.   

Australian Coptic Movement End of Year Statement 2015

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It has been another busy year for The Australian Coptic Movement Association (ACM). ACM organised and participated in many events including the Martin Place rally in February to condemn and protest ISIS attacks against Egyptian Christians in Libya. Unfortunately there are reports of ongoing attacks against Copts in the region which have not been well reported on. In recent weeks, ACM and members played a major role in saving the historic Coptic Church in Sydenham, Sydney, from demolition.  

Online Poll regarding the demolition of Australia’s first Coptic Church


We have created this online poll to create awareness and send a strong message against the demolition of Australia’s first Coptic Church at Sydenham.

We have received multiple enquiries since the recent media report announcing plans by Marrickville City Council to demolish Australia’s first Coptic Orthodox Church established in 1968.

Saving Australia’s first Coptic Church from demolition

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We seek your opinion as to whether or not you believe the premises at Sydenham is worth keeping and maintaining in light of the high costs involved in renovations ($2.3 Million according to Marrickville City Council)

Commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Maspero

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Today we remember the 4th anniversary of this great crime, the martyrs, the injured and their families. It is a painful anniversary for up to 500 people who were injured and the families of the 27 Coptic Christians (all males) who were massacred. We will never forget the Maspero Massacre and we hope that this case may be seriously addressed.

Coptic New Year Statement

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The Australian Coptic Movement Association would like to wish Coptic Christians across the world a happy Coptic New Year.

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.

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