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 info@copts.co.uk

Christmas: Iraqi Christians forced to flee homeland

The oldest Christian communities in the world come from the Middle East. But their numbers are dwindling. In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled their homes because of conflicts and Islamic extremism.

ACN calls on MEPs to stand up for oppressed faiths

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s Religious Freedom in the World Report 2014 has been presented to the European Parliament in Brussels, amid calls for politicians to do more to protect oppressed Christians around the globe.

U.S. Congressmen Call on Egyptian Government to Release Jailed Christian Convert

Letter Highlights Torture, Lack of Process for Egyptian Citizens to Change Religious Affiliation

12/19/2014 Washington, D.C. - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that nine members of the United States Congress today sent a letter to the Egyptian attorney general calling for the immediate release of Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Coptic Christian convert from Islam jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013.

Churches in Egypt on Their Guard Against Terrorist Attacks Over Christmas

With the holiday celebrations just a few days away, Egyptian Christian churches are on high alert against possible attacks from Islamic extremist groups.

'Silent War' on religious minorities discussed in European Parliament

The Religious Freedom in the World Report 2014, published by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has been presented to the European Parliament in Brussels.

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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.