Coptic Solidarity’s 3rd Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day

By Coptic Solidarity –  Coptic Solidarity invites you to join us in commemorating and seeking justice for the many modern Coptic martyrs who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their faith at Coptic Solidarity’s 3rd Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day. This event is open to the public and media and will be hosted on October 3, at the US Capitol Visitor Center, Room 200, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Please RSVP to coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.icu Confirmed Guest Speakers Include: Dr. Jonathan Adly: Founder – History of the Copts Podcast  Gary Bauer: Commissioner – The US Commission on International Religious Freedom Dr. Mark Eid: Executive Committee Member – Coptic Solidarity Neil Hicks: Senior Director for Advocacy – Cairo Institute for Human

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Speech by Raheel Raza, President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow – 9th Annual Conference

Below you can read the presentation given by Ms. Raheel Raza  during Coptic Solidarity’s 9th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2018. Good afternoon and thanks to the organizers for inviting me here. I’m a Canadian woman of Pakistani Muslim heritage. I grew up in a Pakistan that was very different from what you see now. I studied in a Catholic school and College run by Irish nuns – some people say that’s where I get my chutzpah from. When I was 6 and admitted to my first school, the nuns asked me if I was Catholic or Protestant and not really knowing which was which, I said Protestant because it sounded exotic. So I attended catechism and learned

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Egypt’s Copts: Faces of Persecution – Coptic Solidarity 9th Annual Conference Report

By Coptic Solidarity –  Coptic Solidarity 9th Annual Conference Report Washington, D.C., June 21-23, 2018 Egypt’s Copts: Faces of Persecution   Coptic Solidarity hosted its 9th Annual Conference on June 21-23, 2018 in Washington, DC. The theme, Egypt’s Copts: Faces of Persecution, focused on the various ways in which Copts suffer daily discrimination and persecution in Egypt and recommendations to help them achieve equality. This year’s conference featured six Members of  the U.S. Congress (MoCs), Lord David Alton of the UK House of Lords, and MP Garnett Genuis of the Canadian Parliament, in addition to 28 guest speakers of various ethnic and religious backgrounds who represent a wide array of the political spectrum and civil society organizations. The result was

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Government, Media and Societal Denial and Deception – 9th Annual Conference

Below you can watch the panel discussion titled Government, Media and Societal Denial and Deception hosted during Coptic Solidarity’s 9th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2018. Moderator (and speaker) – Mr. Raymond Ibrahim – Author, Public Speaker, and Middle East and Islam Specialist Dr. Mansour al-Hadj – Director Reform Project, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) Dr. Robert Herman – Senior Advisor for Policy, Freedom House Mr. Andrew Miller – Deputy Director for Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

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Coptic Solidarity Applauds First Ministerial to Promote Religious Freedom

By Coptic Solidarity –  The US government (USG) recently hosted the first ever Ministerial to advance Religious Freedom in Washington, DC, July 24 – 26. The current administration made clear and forceful statements throughout the event that promoting religious freedom and standing with persecuted minorities and individuals worldwide will be a priority in US foreign policy. Coptic Solidarity applauds this renewed commitment to promote religious freedom and human rights during a time when at least 70 percent of the global population is reported to experience severe limitations on the freedom of religion or belief. This unprecedented event was attended by 175 civil society representatives, 100 religious leaders, and government officials from 80 countries. USG speakers included Vice President Pence, Secretary

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Panel Discussion : International Response and Responsibilities towards the Persecuted at Coptic Solidarity’s 9th Annual Policy Day

Below you can watch  the panel discussion titled ‘International Response and Responsibilities towards the Persecuted’ from Coptic Solidarity’s 9th Annual Policy Day in the Capitol Visitor Center on June 21, 2018. Moderator – David Harris – Vice Presidetn, Content & Clarion Intel Network Speaker: Ms. Kristina Arriaga – US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Vice Chairwoman Speaker: MP Garnett Genuis – Canada House of Commons Speaker: H.E. Ambassador László Szabó, MD – Hungarian Ambassador to US

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