Coptic

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the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia

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Anglican Church of Canada leaders have expressed their solidarity and offered prayers to the Coptic Church following the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.
Coptic Christians continue to suffer from unequal treatment in Egypt, and are exposed to violent kidnappings, rape, forced marriage and conversion, forced evacuations of Christian families in the Sinai and parts of Upper Egypt, continued restrictions on building and repairing churches, impunity for those who attack and kill Copts and burn places of worship, the continued use of "community reconciliation" sessions to prevent Copts from receiving justice when harmed by Muslims, the near total absence of Copts appointed to high ranking positions in the government, military and academia, and the continued use and abuse of anti-blasphemy laws to intimidate and silence Coptic voices.
Particularly, Coptic Solidarity urges the UNSC, based on the MECHRIC memos of August 2014 and March 2015 to evacuate all communities under ISIS and Jihadi threat, including Ethiopians, Copts, and other Christians in Libya under Chapter 7 as soon as this is possible
Last week, the Islamic State's magazine Dabiq included an article attacking "the Coptic Crusaders.
Several thousand, mostly Coptic families including many women, children, and elderly, gathered for a peaceful march on the evening of October 9, 2011.
Some Coptic Solidarity Board Members attended and countered protestors, presumably Brotherhood supporters, who attempted to disrupt the caucus through chanting slogans against Members of Congress while they spoke.
Coptic Solidarity, along with other NGOs, launched grassroots advocacy campaigns and engaged in quiet diplomacy to press for the passage of this bill.
More than 500 Coptic Christians in Egypt have been killed in separate incidents since the January 25, 2011 revolution, and nearly 500 Coptic girls have disappeared.
A fourth victim, a 24-year old Coptic woman, was savagely mauled and molested before being murdered -simply because her cross identified her as a Christian to the Brotherhood rioters.
27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is severely disappointed by the insubstantial response of Libyan and Egyptian authorities regarding the murder of seven Coptic Christians in Libya on February 25.
19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity honors Representative Frank Wolf (R-10[sup.
24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity applauds the passage of HR 301 on September 18[sup.
8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity and its Egyptian secular allies and friends, are pleased to inform the public of the success of a visit by a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Egypt to strengthen the relationship between the American People and Egypt and to deepen the US-Egyptian alliance against terrorism and extremism.
16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned that continued Western support for the Muslim Brotherhood is directly responsible for the violent tactics they are now using against Coptic Christians and transitional authorities.
From religious minorities such as the Coptic Christians, to women, to liberal activists, Morsi tried to stamp out all pluralistic dissent from the Muslim Brotherhood's view of Islam and Sharia.