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We have longed for an organization aimed at uniting all of Chicago's Coptic Americans socially and educating the public about the Copts. During the framing of this association, we stressed our commitment to family. This association will consist of spiritual and social events, family functions, and activities for children. Chicago Copts is an organization that will forever bond all of Chicago's Coptic Christians, past, present, and future; uniting the wisdom of the old with the new born children, while simultaneously spreading the news about the Coptic religion and culture to our American surroundings. Chicago Copts recognizes the strength unique to the Coptic Community, and strives to continue strengthening this bond by promoting unity between generations.

We, therefore, welcome you to your website. We invite and encourage you to join the association and become an active member. Sign up in the members join page. We especially encourage you to leave an email address where we will inform you of events, news, services we provide, and changes to the association. You can also visit the website for more information on membership and association activities. We want you to know that this association is about all Coptic Americans and the community we serve -- there is strength in numbers, and the larger the organization, the more powerful we will be in keeping the members of the one body of Christ united.






STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Coptic abbot's murder points to strains over ecumenism in Egypt

Friday, September 7, 2018
CAIRO -- The Coptic Orthodox community in Egypt is reeling from the recent murder of the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, apparently by traditionalists of his own faith, in the fourth-century center of meditation and scholarship 60 miles northwest of Cairo. The victim, Bishop Anba Epiphanius, 64, was the point man in efforts by the Coptic pope, Tawadros II, to reconcile their church with the Vatican. The two popes, Roman and Coptic, had explored steps toward ...
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Coptic diocese says group attacked Christian homes in Egypt

Friday, August 31, 2018
CAIRO -- A group of Muslims attacked several Christian homes in a village in Upper Egypt, injuring three people, officials with a Coptic Christian diocese said on Friday. The assailants objected to the presence of a church in the area, the Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said in a statement. Plans to attack Copts in the village had circulated days before the incident and were reported to authorities but security only arrived after the attacks, it said. ...
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Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

Sunday, June 24, 2018
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding a late goal and losing 1-0. Still, the performance -- with star striker Mohamed Salah injured on the sidelines -- attracted international praise and gripped the ...
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Prince of Wales 'deeply moved' in televised Easter message

Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Prince of Wales has drawn attention to people suffering religious persecution in a televised Easter message.The prince said he was "deeply moved" by the courage of those who forgave their persecutors.The message was addressed to people of all faiths around the world."My heart goes out to all who, this day, whatever their beliefs, are being persecuted on religious grounds," he said.He continued: "At this time of Easter, when our minds are recalled to the ...
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Christians are key to support for el-Sissi in upcoming Egypt election

Monday, March 5, 2018
CAIRO (RNS) -- Since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took over Egypt's presidency four years ago, he has worked to improve life for Coptic Christians, giving them near equal rights and benefits as Muslims even as their churches have been attacked by terrorists. Now Copts are expected to repay him with support in the country's presidential election later this month. "Pastors are telling congregants that it's an imperative to vote and that staying at home in these elections is a ...
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TOP STORIES

Dahshour Train Accident Victims All Copts, Says Church
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Archbishop Bakhoum of the Virgin Mary Church in Fayoum has said that all the victims of the Dahshour train crash were Copts from the same family who were coming home from a betrothal ceremony in a church in Maadi.
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Egypt: Fears Replace Christians' High Expectations
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
There is no sign of the hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims who flock here every November. No tattoo artists inscribing crosses on the wrists of babies or images of saints on the arms of young men. No stalls selling crosses, icons or pillows embroidered with portraits of patriarchs.
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Violence Against Copts in Egypt
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Egypt's outdated laws and authoritarian institutions have fueled violence and discrimination against the Egyptian Orthodox Christian community. The Egyptian Orthodox Christian community -- the Copts -- has been the target of violence and discrimination since the 1970s and especially following the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
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