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Aug 21, 2017, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Analysis and Recommendations on Egypt Chapter of State Department Report

Coptic Solidarity applauds the U.S. government for its continued attention to international religious freedom (IRF) through the publication of its...


Aug 19, 2017, 07:00 ET Egyptian Government's Claims of Improved Situation for Copts Refuted by Ongoing Discrimination, Reports Coptic Solidarity

Both the Egyptian government and some church leaders are claiming that the Copts' situation has improved under President El-Sisi's...


Jun 14, 2017, 05:50 ET Egyptian Government Delegation Visit to DC Coincides with Coptic Solidarity Conference on Civil Rights

An Egyptian delegation composed of twelve Members of Parliament affiliated with five Parliamentary Committees is visiting Washington, DC this week...


Jun 06, 2017, 05:45 ET Coptic Solidarity Conference to Focus on Discrimination and Civil Rights In Egypt

Coptic Solidarity will host its 8th Annual Conference in Washington, DC on June 15-16, 2017. The conference theme is Egypt: Combating Terrorism...


May 30, 2017, 06:35 ET Coptic Solidarity Condemns Barbaric Killing of Coptic Pilgrims En Route to St. Samuel Monastery

Coptic Solidarity condemns the barbaric murder of Coptic Christians journeying to the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Egypt's western...


Apr 10, 2017, 11:13 ET Coptic Solidarity Condemns Palm Sunday Pogrom of Egypt's Copts, Demands International Inquiry

Coptic Solidarity strongly condemns the cowardly church bombings on Palm Sunday (April 9) in Tanta, and Alexandria, which murdered at least 43 and...


Mar 30, 2017, 11:25 ET Coptic Solidarity Reports Oppression of Copts and Assault on Civil Society Intensify Under El-Sisi Rule

Coptic Solidarity calls on President Trump to include human rights in all levels of discussion with President El-Sisi during his visit to...


Feb 07, 2017, 06:23 ET Coptic Solidarity Makes Policy Recommendations to Reset US Policy Towards Egypt

President Trump has a golden opportunity to reset US relations with Egypt making human rights a high priority while simultaneously supporting...


Jan 12, 2017, 07:08 ET Coptic Solidarity Supports Terrorist Designation for Muslim Brotherhood

On January 9, U.S. Representative Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL), introduced a bill (H.R. 377) to require the Secretary of State to submit a report to...


Oct 04, 2016, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Hosts Press Conference Initiating Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day on 5th Anniversary of Maspero Massacre

 Coptic Solidarity will host a remembrance event at the National Press Club in Washington DC on October 5, 2016 at Noon Eastern Time in the...


Sep 08, 2016, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Initiates Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day on 5th Anniversary of Maspero Massacre

Coptic Solidarity is launching the first annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the brutal murder of...


Aug 24, 2016, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Files Complaints with the IOC and FIFA Regarding Egypt's Religious Discrimination Against Copts in Athletics

Coptic Solidarity recently filed formal complaints with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and with the Fédération Internationale...


Feb 16, 2015, 07:52 ET Coptic Solidarity Condemns Barbaric Beheading of 21 Coptic Hostages

The graphic confirmation yesterday of the barbaric beheadings of twenty-one Coptic Christian hostages by Islamic State terrorists lays bare the...


Nov 03, 2014, 07:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Condemns Egyptian Plans for 'Morality Police'

Coptic Solidarity condemns in the strongest terms the draft law for community policing, which through a misplaced effort to provide security...


Oct 08, 2014, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity: Maspero Massacre Victims Still Without Justice in Egypt

Three years ago, the Egyptian armed forces unleashed a violent attack against Coptic protesters, resulting in the deaths of at least 28...


Sep 22, 2014, 07:00 ET Copts Urge El-Sissi to Implement Equality for All Egyptians

President El-Sissi addresses the UN this week. We support the overall progress he has brought to Egypt and recognize the plethora of issues he has...


Aug 11, 2014, 10:22 ET Grossly Inadequate Iraq Response by UN and Obama, Says Coptic Solidarity

Coptic Solidarity condemns the grossly inadequate and slow response by the international community to the ongoing genocide and humanitarian crisis...


Jul 22, 2014, 07:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi Genocide

 Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to...


Jul 17, 2014, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Hails New 'Friends of Egypt' Caucus in US Congress

Coptic Solidarity applauds the bi-partisan founding of a new 'Friends of Egypt Caucus' by US Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and...


Jul 11, 2014, 12:45 ET Coptic Solidarity Applauds Passage of Special Envoy Bill for Religious Minorities in Middle East

Coptic Solidarity applauds the US Senate for passing S. 653, yesterday, which provides for the creation of a Special Envoy to promote religious...


Jul 01, 2014, 06:00 ET Arab Spring, Its Consequences On Minorities - Closing Statement By Coptic Solidarity Conference

Coptic Solidarity concluded its annual conference after two days of policy discussion on the Arab Spring and its consequences on Minorities. A...


May 14, 2014, 07:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Annual Conference brings Mideast Christians to focus

Coptic Solidarity will host its Fifth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 26 – 27 focusing on the theme: After Arab Spring, Middle...


Apr 01, 2014, 06:00 ET Western Media Ignores Slaughter of Coptic Woman by Muslim Brotherhood, says Coptic Solidarity

Coptic Solidarity strongly condemns the latest attack on Egypt's Copts by the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies—and calls on the U.S....


Feb 10, 2014, 08:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Critiques Recent Obama Letter by Working Group on Egypt

 Coptic Solidarity is disappointed with a letter sent to President Obama on February 1 by the Working Group on Egypt, which misrepresents the...


Dec 19, 2013, 07:30 ET Coptic Solidarity Honors Representative Frank Wolf's Legacy of Support for Coptic Community

Coptic Solidarity honors Representative Frank Wolf (R-10th) for his tireless dedication to human rights promotion and all he has done to support...