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 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 media platforms.   

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 support this cause during this critical period are openly acknowledged.  

Sydenham: The battle to save iconic Coptic Church reaches fiery climax.

Photo sydenham 8.5.17

It is now almost a week since the Coptic Community was rocked by reports of a deliberate fire at the historic St Mary and St Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church at Sydenham.  A lot has happened since then.  Till today, no one knows who was responsible for the fire as focus shifts to saving the iconic church building from demolition.  

How do we respond to the Coptic Crisis in Egypt?

Alex and Tanta caricature

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Australian Coptic Movement Statement on Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt

Tanta and Alex

The Coptic Community around the world is once again mourning another devastating attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. The death toll from the two bombings at St George (Tanta) and St Mark’s (Alexandria) is approaching 50 and hundreds more injured. We convey our sincere condolences to the hundreds of families affected by these heinous events and pray that the Lord Jesus Christ grants them comfort. 

National Trust commits to help save historic Coptic Church at Sydenham

National Trust NSW

The Australian Coptic Heritage and Community Services (ACHCS) organisation led by Miss Hanan Ghabour have forwarded the following letter from the National Trust’s, Mr Graham Quint. We have published it as we believe it is of great importance to the Coptic and Egyptian community Australia wide. The Australian Coptic Movement Association has also been assisting ACHCS and writing direct to government departments and the NSW Premier. We thank Graham Quint and the National Trust for their support.   

Urgent update on the status of Australia’s first Coptic Church at Sydenham


The Australian Coptic Heritage and Community Services (ACHCS)  team led by Miss Hanan Ghabour recently announced that the Inner West City Council (formerly Marrickville City Council) are considering demolishing the historic premises at Sydenham despite a community outcry and previous intervention from the former environment minister, Mr Mark Speakman MP.  

Suzy Hanna: “You insult me by belittling the murder of my people as an act of rebellion”

Suzy Hanna

Opinion by Suzy Hanna 

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