Coptic diaspora group releases historic book ‘Free the Copts’

'Free the Copts' out now on Amazon

Eight months in the making, The Australian Coptic Movement Association is pleased to announce the release of ‘Free the Copts’, a book written from the perspective of authors, politicians, clergy, activists and community members detailing the Copts, their culture, community and persecution.


‘FREE THE COPTS’ comes at a time when Egypt is at a crossroads following the revolution which was hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Protests continue to rock the nation and the largest non-Muslim minority population in MENA region is bearing the brunt of the power vacuum left after the fall of a repressive regime.


From the back cover:

‘On 1 January 2011, a bomb blast outside a Coptic church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria kills dozens of Copts attending New Year services. Media outlets from around the world replay footage of the carnage. Threats are made against Copts worldwide. Angered, anguished, and defiant, Egypt’s besieged Copts flood the streets and clash with police in Alexandria and Cairo.

Twenty-five days later on 25 January 2011, Egypt’s revolution begins and the events, once again, capture the international community’s attention. But this time the world watches with inspiration, as the Egyptian people seek to topple a dictatorship.’


To grab your copy now and support a great cause, you can find ‘Free the Copts’ on both paperback and e-book on Amazon. Otherwise, please visit our online shop by clicking here.

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We would like to thank the following individuals who have generously given their time to contribute to our book ‘Free the Copts':

1. ‘Editor’s introduction: Under siege’ by Ramy Tadros, Author & Editor.

2. ‘The Copts, the West, and “symbolic annihilation”by Peter Day, Author  & Former Correspondent for The Australian.

3. ‘Egypt and the Copts’ by Prof. Lord David Alton, House of Lords, UK Parliament & Co-founder of Jubilee Campaign.

4. ‘Religious freedom in Egypt: Recommendations for US policy’ by Dr Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

5. ‘A letter to the Coptic people’ by the Hon. Philip Ruddock, Federal Member of the Australian Parliament, Electorate of Berowra & Former Attorney General and Minister for Immigration.

6. ‘Ongoing struggle in Egypt’ by The Hon. Jim Karygiannis, Canadian MP.

7. ‘The martyr Coptic Orthodox Church of St Mark’ by The Rev. the Hon. Fred Nile, NSW State Senator, Founder and Parliamentary Member of the Christian Democratic Party.

8. ‘Coptic struggle for equality in Egypt: Now a struggle for survival’ by Vickie Janson, Author & Politician.

9. ‘The forced conversion of Coptic women’ by Nadia Ghaly, Journalist & Human Rights Activist.

10. ‘What is in a name?’ by Dr Moheb Ghaly OAM, Specialist Surgeon.

11. ‘Building a new pyramid for Egypt’ by Nermien Riad, Founder of Coptic Orphans.

12. ‘What to tell them’ by Luke Girgis, Performing Artist.

13. ‘Tribute to His Holiness Pope Shenouda III’ by Ramy Tadros, Editor and Author.

14. ‘The emergence of the Coptic Church: An evangelical perspective’ by The Rev. Dr Ross Clifford, President of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation & President of the National Council of Churches & The Rev. Rod Benson, Public Affairs Director of the NSW Council of Churches.

15. ‘A proposal for the revival of Coptic’ by Emile NG Joseph, Teacher of English and Foreign Language.

16. ‘A brief tour of the Coptic language’ by Ounas Gerges, Senior Lecturer at Pope Shenouda III Coptic Theological College, Sydney Australia.

17. ‘The role of advocacy in the Church’ by H.G. Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK.

18. ‘Not of this world’ by Father Antonios Kaldas, Parish Priest of the Arch Angel Michael & St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church, Sydney & Director of St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox College, Sydney.

19. ‘The valuable role of monasteries in preserving Coptic traditions’ by H.G. Bishop Daniel, Bishop and Abbott of the St Shenouda Monastery, Putty (NSW).

20. ‘The transformation of a nation’ by H.G. Bishop Thomas, Coptic Orthodox Bishop of El-Quoia & Mir, Egypt & Founder of the Afora Retreat and Training Centre.

21. ‘Copts and immigration’ by the Very Rev. Father Tadros El-Bakhoumi OAM, Parish Priest of St Mary, St Bakhomios & St Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church, Kirrawee Sydney & Chaplain with the NSW Department of Corrective Services.

22. ‘Copts throughout the ages—a snapshot’ by Peter Tadros, Spokesperson for The Australian Coptic Movement Association.

23. ‘Forget shades of grey: the Coptic solution is black and white’ by Anthony Hanna, Member of The Australian Coptic Movement Association & Coordinator of the Coptic Professionals Network Australia (C.P.N.A)

24. ‘Seeing it firsthand’ by Ibrahim Messiha, Director of The Australian Coptic Movement.

25. ‘Conclusion’ by The Australian Coptic Movement Association.


The Australian Coptic Movement Association’s operating costs are run purely on the donations received by its supporters and the tireless work of its volunteers. Please donate to our cause by clicking here and help the Copts promote their rights and their community. All donations greater than $2 are 100% tax deductible.


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