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.
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity concluded its annual conference after two days of policy discussion on the Arab Spring and its consequences on Minorities. A Policy Education Day was hosted on Capitol Hill, showcasing participation by many members of Congress, by Middle East Christian NGOs, Muslim reformers, human rights and research foundations, and prominent intellectuals and experts. Additionally, the conference received widespread coverage by US, Arab, and international media.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Iraq to Sudan, from Syria to Libya, from Egypt to Iran, religious minorities, especially Christians, are suffering extreme persecution at the hands of Islamic governments, Jihadists or fundamentalists intent on relegating them to live as second class citizens, if not to chase them away from their millennial fatherlands. In response to this global travesty, Coptic Solidarity will host its Fifth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 26 – 27 focusing on the theme: After Arab Spring, Middle East Christians Between Local Violence and International Indifference
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is outraged at the barbaric application of Sharia law in Sudan which yesterday resulted in a judge sentencing a Christian woman, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, to death by hanging for ‘apostasy.’ Ibrahim is 9 months pregnant and has also been sentenced to receive 100 lashes after giving birth for having intercourse with her own Christian husband.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.