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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.


For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
For 17 years, Sally Zakhari said she told priests and leaders in the Coptic Orthodox Church her childhood nightmare -- how a Coptic priest visiting from Egypt sexually abused her at her Florida home during what was supposed to be her first confession. "I've already gone to countless bishops. I've already gone to two different popes," she told The Associated Press. She went to police as well. She said she watched the priest -- Reweis Aziz Khalil ...
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Egypt arrests Coptic community rights activist amid heightened surveillance measures

Thursday, December 5, 2019
CAIRO (RNS) -- In the early hours of Nov. 23, seven plainclothes police officers arrived at the home of Ramy Kamel, a 33-year-old tailor and civil rights advocate for the Coptic community in Egypt. At 1:45 a.m., a squad from Egypt's Homeland Security -- which has arrested hundreds of community activists, street demonstrators and independent journalists in recent months -- confiscated Kamel's books, laptop computer, digital camera and mobile phone. Egyptian and international human rights groups say ...
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A veteran feared for his Kurdish friends in a viral tweet. Then he began to hear from them.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saddam Hussein was in hiding, a brutal insurgency was forming and Iraq's fragile infrastructure was in a meltdown. So the Kurdish village chiefs made a simple plea to the American soldiers in the area: They needed water, and they needed the bullets to stop flying. Bashar Karim was an integral part of the first request. Army Maj. Fred Wellman would help address the second. Karim, a Mosul University law graduate, was deputized as an interpreter for U.S. ...
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Hide The Wine! I'm Hosting My First Eid Al-Adha Feast

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
A few days ago, my dad gave me a call. "When we land in D.C., it's going to be Eid al-Adha," he said. "You know, the one where we eat kharouf."No, I did not know. I had never observed the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.Although my father is a Muslim, my mother is Filipino and a strict Catholic. My parents divorced when I was a child. For most of my life, my dad lived in ...
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Islamic State militants attack Egyptian police checkpoint, killing at least 8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
CAIRO -- Islamic State militants killed at least eight policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The assault was the latest sign that the Islamic State's Egypt affiliate continues to pose a threat to the country's security forces despite a highly touted and intense campaign by the military since early 2018 that has, for the most part, managed to stop large-scale ...
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Dahshour Train Accident Victims All Copts, Says Church
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
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
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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