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Coptic Solidarity’s 12th Annual Conference  to be held in Washington, D.C., on June 13, 14, is one of the most dynamic ever planned, and we hope you will join us next week for it!

Some of the highlights include:

Bi-partisan participation of both US Representatives French Hill (R-AR,) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), as well Vice Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Eric Ueland.

Session focused on Overcoming Challenges: Compound Persecution of Women

Guest Tereza Haroun, founder of the Panorama El-Barsha Troupe featured in The Brink of Dreams film which recently won the Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

Ensaf Haider, Saudi-Canadian activist, author, and wife of Raif Badawi who was imprisoned for 10 years on blasphemy charges and still is separated from his family.

H.E. Emanual Hana Shaleta, Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle, will be speaking and receiving Coptic Solidarity’s Annual Leadership Award on behalf of Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako.

Expert policy analysis of the Coptic situation and broader region by Ambassador Nathan Sales, Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, Raymond Ibrahim, and Brother Rachid.

A session dedicated to the protection and preservation of indigenous heritage and culture .

The participation of young Copts discussing and leading a workshop on empowering Coptic youth activists

A session recognizing the 10-year anniversary since the rise of ISIS from the perspective of minorities impacted including Coptic, Yezidi, Assyrian, and Syriac speakers

Coptic Solidarity warmly welcomes interested individuals of all backgrounds to join us in learning and mobilizing more people to action for the protection and preservation of indigenous minorities. The event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided both days.

If you cannot attend in person, we’ll be streaming as much of the conference as possible online. We also deeply appreciate donations of any amount to assist with conference costs.

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