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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 drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

Sunday, January 15, 2017
CAIRO –  Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, her lawyer said Sunday.Last May's assault in the central Minya province began after rumors spread that the son of the 70-year-old woman had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in majority Muslim and conservative Egypt.Saturday's decision by the ...
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U.S. Issues Travel Advisories For Egypt And Jordan

Saturday, December 24, 2016
The U.S. State Department has issued travel warnings to Americans, asking U.S. citizens to consider the risks of terror threats before travel to Egypt or Jordan. ...
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LIFE-LONG BATTLE Coptic Church bombing underscores hardships

Sunday, December 18, 2016
December 12, 2016: A man cries during the funeral of victims killed in the bombing of Cairo's Coptic cathedral, at the Mokattam Cemetery in Cairo, Egypt. ...
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Christmas-time bombing of Coptic Church in Egypt underscores long history of oppression of Christians

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
It was Christmas Eve last year when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi extended his support to the Coptic Christian community, attending Mass at St. Mark’s Orthodox Coptic Church—a symbolic act that showed the former Army general’s resolve to bring together the nation’s 10 million Christians and the Muslim majority of 70 million.But in the year since that olive branch was offered, extremists on the fringe of the Muslim majority have carried out a number of ...
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Video of Egypt church bombing emerges, said to show attacker

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Security forces examine the scene inside the St. Mark Cathedral in central Cairo, following a bombing, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. The blast at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed dozens of people and wounded many others on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, making it one of the deadliest attacks carried ...
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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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