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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

Anger erupts in Egypt after massacre of Christian pilgrims

Monday, November 5, 2018
MINYA, Egypt (RNS) --The Coptic bishop of this city south of Cairo, Anba Makarios, spent the weekend trying to comfort mourners after two buses carrying Coptic Christians were ambushed Friday (Nov. 2) as they left a monastery here, killing seven of the pilgrims and wounding 19. The Islamic State in Egypt claimed responsibility for the attack. But during Makarios' appearance at Prince Tadros Church, as the bishop thanked provincial officials for issuing the necessary permits to ...
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Israeli forces assault Egyptian Coptic monks during Jerusalem monastery protest

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Coptic Christian clerics were demonstrating against restoration work carried out by the Israeli government at the Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem's Old City Israeli security forces on Wednesday assaulted Egyptian Coptic monks and arrested at least one during a protest against the restoration of an ancient monastery believed to belong to the Egyptian Coptic Church, according to the Palestinian Maan news agency. The Coptic Christian clerics were demonstrating against repair work planned to be carried out by ...
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Statement from His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London on alarming images and videos emerging from Jerusalem of the treatment of Coptic clergy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Alarming images and videos have emerged from Jerusalem today of the unacceptable and excessive use of force by Israeli police on Coptic monks and deacons as they lawfully protested the execution of an order that contravenes a standing Israeli Supreme Court ruling on property in favour of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Coptic clergy, accompanying His Eminence Archbishop Antonios, Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem, were peacefully demonstrating at the Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem's ...
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Israel police break up Coptic sit-in

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli police broke up a sit-in Wednesday by Coptic monks in the forecourt of Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church in protest at restoration work in a nearby monastery claimed by their sect. "The police attacked us and forced us to leave the area," Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Father Markos Al Orshalimy said following the protest in front of the site, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and buried. Orshalimy said several monks had ...
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FIGHT BETWEEN POLICE AND COPTIC MONKS OUTSIDE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
An incident between police and Coptic clerics that occurred outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has drawn accusations of police violence against the monks, after officers tried to break up the group of protesters who would not let Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) maintenance workers into the church. A video of the incident that has circulated on social media shows several police officers handcuffing and dragging a monk, who refused to walk with them. Police said they ...
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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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