Our message is: “No exodus from Iraq: self-defense and international protection”
New York, In a historic visit to the United Nations Security Council and Secretariat General, the widest coalition of Iraqi Christian and Yazidi and Middle East Christian NGOs and organizations ever assembled to date appealed to the international community not to allow further ethnic cleansing of minorities inside Iraq and their uprooting from ancestral lands for resettlement throughout the world.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity condemns the grossly inadequate and slow response by the international community to the ongoing genocide and humanitarian crisis in Iraq driven by ISIL Jihadists against religious and ethnic minorities. The founding words of the United Nations, "Never Again" ring hollow as the UN and powerful member states lack the will-power to intervene and stop the genocide of religious minorities, yet again.
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to cleanse all religious minorities from areas in its control. The world has met such historical calamity with deafening silence and Coptic Solidarity urges immediate and concrete actions.
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity applauds the bi-partisan founding of a new 'Friends of Egypt Caucus' by US Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA). Additional members who have already joined the caucus include Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), and Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY).
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity applauds the US Senate for passing S. 653, yesterday, which provides for the creation of a Special Envoy to promote religious freedom in the Near East and South Central Asia. This region is currently experiencing a cleansing of religious minorities and in particular, Christians, in countries such as Iraq and Syria.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.