Reg. No. 1084047
Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to

Persecuted Christians: Their Struggle Is Also Ours

God brings light and hope to those in darkness

As Advent winds to a close, Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of God. Every human heart should be gladdened by the tidings of comfort and joy that were revealed to poor shepherds two millennia ago. But some are particularly in need of hope and cheer. For persecuted Christians around the world, 2014 has been a trial by fire.

Religious Intolerance: the Burden of the Cross

In much of the world, and many Islamic societies especially, Christians are oppressed. The rights of humans should always come before the proclaimed rights of God
The invasion of Iraq in 2003 and its aftermath can be seen in hindsight as the greatest catastrophe to strike the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East since the Mongol invasions. In some ways it was worse.

Iraq crisis: The last Christians of Baghdad

Last Christmas in Baghdad? There are just 1,500 Christians left in the suburb of Dora, down from 150,000 a decade ago. There will be no last stand for the besieged Iraqi Christians of Dora.

Christian Convert From Iraq Receives Gift of Christmas

A number of people living in Iraq now know a little bit more about the “real meaning of Christmas” thanks to a Kurdish man who used his job as a photojournalist to spread the message of Christianity – even though it could have cost him his life.

In Middle East, Christians Face Mortal Danger

As the Christmas season approached, four senior clerics urged Christians in West Asia, where Christianity was born, to remain in the region despite mortal dangers and discrimination. Pope Francis, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch John X Yazigi, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby and al-Azhar rector Ahmad al-Tayeb, the leading jurist in Sunni Islam, voiced concern that Christians in the Holy Land of Christians, Muslims and Jews could disappear if emigration continues.

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U.S. International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 – Egypt

Respect for religious freedom remained poor during the year under both former President Mohamed Morsy’s administration and the current interim government. On July 3, Mohamed Morsy was removed and Adly Mansour was named interim president.

FCO Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report on Human Rights and Democracy. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the global human rights situation in 2013. It sets out what the Government is doing through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote human rights and democratic values around the world in three principal ways.

75 Percent of Persecution is Against Christians: Report

The 2013 Persecuted and Forgotten? Report provides in-depth analysis of the situation Christians face in 30 countries where believers, to one degree or another, are not fully free to practice their faith. In the past two years violence and intimidation targeting Christians have increased in a number of nations.