Apr 22, 2019 · Nearly 50 worshippers were killed on Palm Sunday 2017 by bombers who targeted Coptic Christians in Cairo. ... Open Doors USA said 4,136 Christians have been killed for their faith since 2018 and ...
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According to published accounts and several Coptic/US sources (including the US-Coptic Association), the Coptic Orthodox Church has between 700,000 and one million members in the United States (c. 2005–2007).
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- 25,000 – 30,000 (2006)
In a Statistical Abstract of the United States, based on a 2001 study of the self-described religious identification of the adult population, the percentages for these same groups are 28.6% (Evangelical), 24.5% (Catholics), and 13.9% (Mainline Protestant).
Jul 11, 2017 · The United States got on this far too late, in terms of condemning violence against the churches.” Coptic Christians in Tennessee demonstrated this week , chanting, “Obama, Obama don’t you care?
Feb 15, 2019 · Denver, Colo., Feb 15, 2019 / 05:00 pm MT ().-Four years after the so-called Islamic State released a propaganda video showing the beheading of 21 abducted Coptic Christians in Libya, aid workers ...
A major goal of the observance is to spread awareness about the Coptic Church and contributions it has made to history and culture. In Coptic tradition, June 1 is the “Flight of the Holy Family,” referencing how Jesus, along with his parents Mary and Joseph, fled to Egypt to escape King Herod.
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May 08, 2019 · The Coptic cross is a symbol of Coptic Christianity, the primary denomination of Egyptian Christians today.The cross comes in a number of different forms, some of which are obviously influenced by the older, pagan ankh symbol of eternal life.
In June 2019, Coptic Christians were attacked by a mob after one of the Christians had written an allegedly “blasphemous” Facebook post. The police arrested some of the Coptic men and imprisoned the one responsible for the Facebook post.
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Apr 14, 2017 · An average of 90,000 Christians are martyred each year. From Nov. 1, 2015, to Oct. 31, 2016, Open Doors documented as many as 1,207 Christians who were killed around the globe for faith-related ...
BLESS USA's activities are focused on the following to accomplish it's mission: Promote Christian concepts of love, unity, and service. Raise awareness in the United States about the conditions of needy Copts in Egypt. Build a community in the United States that supports the charity services and programs of BLESS Egypt.