ACM Condemns Police Brutality against Copts in Samalot

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We are deeply concerned regarding the ongoing kidnapping of Coptic women and men in Egypt. Just days ago a Coptic Doctor in Sinai was released by Islamists only after paying a huge sum of money. In Naga Hamadi up to 72 Copts have been kidnapped for ransom. The police have done little to help rescue kidnapped Copts yet they were able to conduct a brutal raid on Coptic homes in the ‘Gabal Al Teyr’ district of Samalot. This district is a popular pilgrimage site for Coptic Christians and is home to the ancient church of the virgin Mary where the holy family took refuge whilst in Egypt.

The Genocide of Coptic Christians in Libya

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Libya has been home to tens of thousands of Egyptians in recent decades. Coptic Christian workers made up the majority of Libya’s Christian minority. Coptic churches have been bombed and many Copts have been brutally killed or taken captive by Islamist militants. The Egyptian Government must act to protect it citizens in Libya. 

ACM Coptic New Year Gala Dinner

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The ACM has been working hard for our community since 2010. We have held rallies, vigils, seminars, conferences and book launches. We now invite you to celebrate the Coptic New Year with us in Sydney.

Have we forgotten about Nigeria’s girls?

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Obinna Akukwe is a financial, IT and project management consultant from Abuja. He is also a chaplain,  columnist, social and human rights activist who has traveled to many towns and villages in the Northern Nigeria on various missions. The Australian Coptic Movement Association has always remembered the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria ever since 2010 when we remembered them at our prayer vigil on 19 March 2010.

Australia’s Resettlement of Christians from the Middle East

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Sue Merlino, Director of the Humanitarian Branch of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection sent us this response to our letter to the Hon. Scott Morrison MP dated 07/08/2014. In our letter we called on the Australian Government to increase Australia’s humanitarian migrant intake and offer asylum to Christians fleeing from Islamic Extremists.

Assyrian Bishop and ACERO send letter thanking ACM for raising funds for refugees.

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His Grace Bishop Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitian of Australia, NZ and Lebanon has sent this letter thanking the The Australian Coptic Movement Association and supporters for their generous contribution. The ACM raised approximately $14.373.04. The proceeds are being split evenly between ACERO and the Syrian Orthodox Church who are also overseeing the relief effort.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper meets with HH Pope Tawadros II

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Canadian PM Stephen Harper meets with HH Pope Tawadros II and tours the new Cathedral in the name of St Mark at Markham, Ontario. Canada is home to approximately 50,000 Coptic Christians.

Sydney Police seek assistance re attack on Coptic Diocese offices

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The Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions have issued a further statement regarding the attack on the diocese offices last Sunday 7th of September 2014.

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP Coptic New Year Message

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The Leader of the opposition The Hon. Bill Shorten MP and Michelle Rowland MP ( Federal Member for Greenway) have sent us this message for the Coptic New Year. We thank the Hon. Bill Shorten and Michelle Rowland for their kind wishes on this special occasion.

Coptic New Year Message 1731AM

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The Coptic New Year is a continuation of the oldest calendar in the world i.e. the Ancient Egyptian Calendar. The Australian Coptic Movement Association (ACM) would like to wish all Copts and Egyptians a happy new year.  The event is marked by special church services and other events. The ACM is holding a holding a formal dinner to celebrate the Coptic New Year on 4th October 2014. We have limited seats available to the public. For more information contact Jennifer Michael Events on 0404 046 919 or email events@jennifermichael.com.au

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