Blasphemy Laws Should Be Illegal

This tragic situation began in June 2009, when a Muslim woman working as a field laborer alongside Asia refused to touch the “unclean” water source from which Asia – a Christian – drank.  This led to a verbal quarrel between the two women and subsequent allegations that Asia made blasphemous remarks against the Muslim prophet.

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senate Unanimously Votes to Make Religious Freedom a Consideration in Trade Deals

The United States Senate unanimously agrees that religious freedom and economic development must be correlated in any future trade deals the U.S. government pursues. Last week, the Senate voted 92-0 to amend the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), calling on the government to “weigh a nation’s religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.”

 

 

 

 

Reps. Smith, Eshoo Bill to Protect Religious Freedoms Passes Key House Subcommittee

The Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2015 (HR 1150) was passed by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and International Organizations.  The bipartisan bill, authored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) with the lead co-sponsorship of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), would give the Administration and the State Department new tools, resources and training to help counter extremism and the growing persecution of religious minorities globally.

 

18 NGOs Appeal to Egypt’s Attorney General for Release of Mohamed Hegazy

The undersigned organizations and individuals sent the following letter to Egypt’s Attorney General:

Action Alert: Coptic Solidarity Launches Advocacy Campaign for Imprisoned Christian Mohammed Hegazi

 

Dear friend

I am writing to ask you take a few minutes to take action on behalf of Mohammed Hegazi.  He is being detained in prison as I write this and has a court date scheduled on December, 28th.   We know that he has been beaten, and is being detained on charges that are spurious, and in one instance, beyond the statute of limitations.

 

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Sixth Annual Conference

Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference

The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.

 

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