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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

Egypt soldiers killed in attack on Sinai checkpoint

Friday, July 7, 2017
At least 23 Egyptian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in an attack by jihadist militants in the northern Sinai peninsula, security sources say.A suicide car bomber reportedly targeted a checkpoint outside Rafah, a border town near the Gaza Strip, before dozens of gunmen opened fire.The military said 40 assailants were killed in the ensuing clashes.So-called Islamic State claimed the attack. The group is leading an insurgency in the region.Hundreds of soldiers and police ...
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Trump gift leaves Australian PM Turnbull bemused

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been left somewhat bemused after receiving a pink tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".The official Trump-branded item was presented to Mr Turnbull during a visit to a Coptic Orthodox church in Sydney.His relationship with Mr Trump became a talking point after the US president was reported to have abruptly ended a phone call between the two in January.Mr Turnbull later disputed this and the pair are said to ...
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Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Friday, May 26, 2017
Egyptian forces have struck "terrorist training camps" in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says.State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna in neighbouring Libya.Gunmen earlier attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others.President Sisi said he would "not hesitate to strike terrorist camps anywhere".Announcing the strike in a TV speech late on Friday, he promised to "protect our ...
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After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice

Friday, May 26, 2017
Suad Thabet sits with her granddaughter Sandy at home in Abu Qarqas. Thabet was attacked by a mob last year after one of her sons was accused of having an affair with a Muslim woman.Across a field from the unfinished concrete house where she lives, Suad Thabet can see the spires of the Abu Qarqas monastery. The 70-year-old Coptic Christian grandmother has had trouble sleeping since she was attacked in her nearby village of Karm ...
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Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack

Friday, May 26, 2017
Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say.The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire. No group immediately said it was behind the attack.But Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.Two suicide ...
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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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