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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.






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Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

Friday, November 24, 2017
Share this withEmailFacebookMessengerMessengerTwitterPinterestWhatsAppLinkedInCopy this linkThese are external links and will open in a new windowEgypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with "the utmost force" after 235 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers.The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was bombed and fleeing worshippers were then gunned down.The military has conducted air strikes on targets in nearby mountains, Reuters news agency reports.No group has yet claimed ...
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Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Friday, November 24, 2017
Share this withEmailFacebookMessengerMessengerTwitterPinterestWhatsAppLinkedInCopy this linkThese are external links and will open in a new windowMilitants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vowed ...
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Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Friday, November 24, 2017
Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has held emergency talks with security officials to decide how to respond.Local ...
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Egypt mosque attack: At least 184 killed in Sinai

Friday, November 24, 2017
Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing at least 184 people, state media say.Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshippers, AP reported.Egypt has been fighting an Islamist insurgency in the region, which has intensified since 2013.There have been regular attacks blamed on ...
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Unrelenting killing of Coptic Christians intensifies debate over martyrdom

Friday, October 13, 2017
CAIRO (RNS) -- As a little boy in Sunday school, Bassem Al-Janoubie was fascinated by the illustrated stories about the martyrs of Egypt's Coptic Church. "Even more than cartoon comic books, the dramatic events and details of the ordeal of each saint held my attention," remembers the now-40-year-old graphic designer. "They were like superheroes -- not accepting attempts to change their beliefs or efforts to get them to deny their Christianity despite torture and even death." The ...
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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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