A few months ago, an Egyptian Human Right Organization known as â€œFront of the Millionâ€ started a campaign for the nomination of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III for the Nobel Peace Prize.
An important official authority has mandated Dr.Naguib Gibraeel, President of the "Egyptian Union" of Human Rights Organization, to write a report on the religious state of affairs of the Christians in Egypt. It is to include all occurrences against the Copts over the last ten years, as well as the most important laws and decisions taken during that period, whether positive or negative.
The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org has learned that two Christian girls in Pakistan have finally been rescued after two Muslim men kidnapped them two months ago, raped them repeatedly, forcibly converted them to Islam, and sold them to other men as sex slaves.
The Egyptian Orthodox Church welcomed a proposal by the expatriate Copts to nominate Pope Shenouda III for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Attorney Mamdouh Azmy to represent the Coptic victims of El-Kosheh before the Court on 20.1.2009, in the compensation suit filed against the Egyptian Minister of Interior.
Discriminatory Laws Between Muslims and non-Muslim Punishment of Offender Committing Adultery in a Muslim Home and Permitting the Act in a non-Muslim Home
During our research for information regarding the tragedy of El- Kosheh, we found an interesting article written by Christina Lamb. The article was published on Sunday October 25th 1998 on Telegraph.co.uk. Voice of the Copts is posting this article in memory of all those who were killed in Egypt and elsewhere for their faith.
Although, the killing of twenty one Copts could not be considered mass murder by any measure, as this number of people could be easily die in any road traffic accident anywhere. However, â€œEl-Koshehâ€™sâ€ massacre, or slaughter, as some wish to call it, had different reasons to an overturned bus or a train accident. Such aspects and motivations were reflected upon in the last five reports published in the last weeks.
Separation of Religious Rule from the State and Guarantee of Rights of Religious Freedom in the Middle East
We, the undersigned, resolve that the right of all individuals to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief is fundamental to achieving true democracy. This right is articulated in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
My Beloved Daughter Maysoon