WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Coptic Solidarity launched an advocacy campaign in support of House Resolution 290 which calls for the global repeal of blasphemy laws. Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) introduced the bill on behalf of himself and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D – CA) on June 2nd.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity strongly supports President El-Sisi's declared war on terrorism to combat Islamist forces intent on impeding a stable and prosperous future for Egypt. The necessary combatting of terrorism, however, need not, and must not, inhibit the advancement of equal rights for all Egyptians.
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity hosted its 6th Annual Conference June 11-12th in Washington, DC to discuss the rising persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East. This past February, ISIS captured and martyred 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya followed by the murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians. Coptic Solidarity, host of the event, works to help Copts in Egypt and Middle East minorities achieve equal human rights.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world commemorates the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Coptic Solidarity will host our 6th Annual Conference in Washington, DC – June 11-12th. The conference theme is 100 Year Later: Middle Eastern Christians Face Another Genocide, focusing on the fate of Christians and other minorities in the same region currently.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new video released by ISIS on April 19th, shows militants killing two separate groups of Ethiopian Christians for the crime of not paying the jizya tax. Coptic Solidarity condemns these monstrous murders in the strongest terms and urges the international community to urgently protect Christians and other minorities in the region and to defeat ISIS.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.