Reg. No. 1084047
Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to

Book Review: Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Reviewed by Tim Vivian
Watani Weekly, 10 June 2007
Like the Colossus of Rhodes, St Augustine stands astride Late Antiquity as a wonder of that much-parsed world. (It is striking that Augustine and St Paul are the two saints who have held on to their canonical halos among Protestant scholars and in common parlance.) Sometimes, though, very large monuments cast extremely long, even disproportionate and distorting, shadows that throw other lesser, though still significant, monuments into historical and theological shade. 

Book Review: Christians in Egypt

Reviewed by Rev: John Watson
Watani Weekly, 29 April 2007

 The picture shows:
Christians in Egypt. Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Communities Past and Present by Otto F.A. Meinardus (American University in Cairo Press, 2006. pp.177. Dar el Kutub No. 14096/05) is his last published text. He died in 2005.

Dirty bomb plotters jailed for 136 years

The Daily Telegraph
15 June, 2007

Cell mastermind Dhiren Barot

Seven members of a gang run by Dhiren Barot, one of the most dangerous al-Qa’eda terrorists seen in Britain, have been jailed for a combined total of 136 years for plotting terrorist atrocities on both sides of the Atlantic.


Saturday, 16 June 2007
Government forces act quickly to halt second incident in one week.
(Compass Direct News) – Muslim rioters attacked two Coptic Orthodox churches, damaged Christian-owned shops and injured seven Christians in two unrelated incidents in northern Egypt during the past week, local Christians said. 


Dear Concerned Friend,

I have never written an email like this, but the dire nature of the issue before us demands an immediate and resounding response.

At this moment, the United States is threatening to deport Mr. Sameh Khouzam back to Egypt at the request of the Egyptian government. Mr. Khouzam is a Coptic Christian currently held at the York County Prison in Pennsylvania charged with crimes against a Muslim family in Egypt.

Why does that matter?

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U.S. International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 – Egypt

Respect for religious freedom remained poor during the year under both former President Mohamed Morsy’s administration and the current interim government. On July 3, Mohamed Morsy was removed and Adly Mansour was named interim president.

FCO Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report on Human Rights and Democracy. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the global human rights situation in 2013. It sets out what the Government is doing through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote human rights and democratic values around the world in three principal ways.

75 Percent of Persecution is Against Christians: Report

The 2013 Persecuted and Forgotten? Report provides in-depth analysis of the situation Christians face in 30 countries where believers, to one degree or another, are not fully free to practice their faith. In the past two years violence and intimidation targeting Christians have increased in a number of nations.