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Egyptian Government fails to protect Coptic Christians despite emergency laws

Fr Simon

Fr Simon Shehata was brutally murdered with a meat cleaver in broad daylight.  We do not want to see a another cover up and meaningless rhetoric from the Egyptian Government and it’s institutions 

Suzy Hanna disrupts the ‘National Unity’

Suzy Hanna

Suzy is a little angry following comments criticising her position on the bigger issues facing Copts in Egypt. Visit our Facebook page to view Suzy’s video for more.  

Australian Coptic Movement refutes Egyptian Minister remarks on Coptic persecution

Nabila Makram

Islamist terror is not the only threat to Egypt’s Copts. Coptic Christians have been subject to mob violence, massacres, restrictions on worship, attacks from security forces and widespread discrimination. 

Coptic Pope officially opens Melbourne’s Eporo Tower

Pope Tawadros II (left) and Bishop Suriel (1)

The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark is known to his people as the Pope of Hope. His Holiness has completed a 10 day visit to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne as part of his first official visit to Australia. Located at 285 La Trobe Street, Eporo Tower is a 44-storey building with sweeping […]

Suzy Hanna: The elephant in the room – Indigenous Middle Easterners & North Africans.

Suzy Hanna

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 including SBS Broadcasting and Sky and presented papers at University.  

NSW Parliament passes motion on attacks of Coptic Christians

LC image 01.06.17

31 May 2017 – The Hon. Greg Donnelly MLC introduced a motion into the Legislative Council of NSW Parliament on the latest attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt (link below). The motion was carried by all MP’s. Mr Donnelly has been a great supporter of the Coptic Community in New South Wales and has actively supported […]

List of MP’s, Religious Leaders and NGO’s supporting Coptic Asylum seekers in Australia

Funeral. Minya.2017

To be added to this list we request that you email us at aucopticmovement@gmail.com with a copy of your statement, hansard link or  media reports. We will update this list on a daily basis from 1 June 2017 to 30 June 2017.  We will ensure all responses are disseminated as quickly  as possible using all available social […]

Australian Coptic Movement condemns barbaric attacks on Coptic Christians in Minya.

Minya funerals

Yet again, we write with a heavy heart as we witness heart wrenching images on social media of young children and defenceless Copts being buried in mass funerals. The death toll is said to be at 35 or higher. 

Sad day for Australia’s Copts – Sydenham Church demolished as NSW Government ignores pleas

Sydenham 26.05.17 demolition complete

26 May 2017 – The Inner-West Council completed it’s demolition of the former St Mary and St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church at Sydenham, Sydney. 

List of MP’s and NGO’s that support saving the Coptic Church at Sydenham, Sydney.

Photo sydenham 8.5.17

It is important that the Coptic Community and broader Australian public be well informed of the current politicians, NGO’s and community leaders that support ACHCS in its efforts to save this iconic site which has now become a place of pilgrimage for many members of the community.  It is our intention to ensure that all who […]

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