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Snakes in a Hospital

Snakes in a Hospital

Where is the last place you would want to find a stray animal? They can be quite unsanitary, and you probably wouldn’t want one to come into your house. Now, imagine if that stray animal were a venomous snake like a python. That wouldn’t just be unsanitary; if you ran into that, it could result in a trip to the […]

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CCRF Responds to Tragedy in Charleston, SC

CCRF Responds to Tragedy in Charleston, SC

If you thought that racism was not a big deal anymore in the United States, then the events of this last week should make you think again. It may well be an ideology of the past, today seemingly confined to a few fringe extremists, but an extremist driven by a historic hatred can still make a tragic impact. Such was Dylann Roof, the neo-Confederate racist who believed that all his problems could be solved if only he could rid America of black people. Numerous photos and evidence from social media and accounts of acquaintances have emerged showing him as a supporter of Apartheid and racism. It is now beyond question that his motivation for entering the historic Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston on Wednesday and murdering nine people was a historic – and fantastical – grievance against black Americans. We at the CCRF wish to offer our deepest sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones and our support for the African American community as it continues to endure the consequences of centuries of discrimination.

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CCRF Interview with His Grace Bishop Youssef

CCRF Interview with His Grace Bishop Youssef

The Coptic Christian Relief Fund (CCRF) Interview with His Grace Bishop Youssef. This April, Tracy Miller and Sherif Latif of the CCRF were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with His Grace Bishop Youssef at the Coptic Church in Colleyville Texas for a fascinating and wide-ranging interview. Formerly a monk of El-Souryan (‘the Syrian’) monastery in the Nitrian […]

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Twenty-Eight Ethiopian Christians Refuse to Convert

Twenty-Eight Ethiopian Christians Refuse to Convert

Just under two months after the martyrdom of twenty one Egyptian Coptic Christian workers in Libya at the hands of ISIS, the terror group has claimed the murder of twenty-eight Ethiopian Christians who refused to convert to Islam. In a half-hour video filmed in the Libyan provinces of Barqa and Fezzan, the militants indulge in a hate-filled rant against Christianity […]

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CCRF Libya Appeal

CCRF Libya Appeal

On February 16th, reports surfaced in the news media about the fate of a group of Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped weeks earlier in the city of Sirte in Libya. The twenty-one men, members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, had been executed by Libyan militants claiming affiliation with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in what was […]

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Medical And Dental Convoy December 2015

Medical And Dental Convoy December 2015

December 2015 the CCRF will be sending its first major mission to Egypt to provide dental services in a clinic run by the Catholic Charities of Egypt (CCE). The dental convoy will travel to the town of El Minya in Upper Egypt where our trained dentists and dental students will offer free preventative and palliative care to local residents. CCRF […]

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Livestock Exchange Program

Livestock Exchange Program

Since 2010, we have run a livestock exchange program to provide farm animals – including sheep, chickens, pigs, water buffalo and calves – to poor rural communities in Egypt. Agriculture makes up 14.5% of GDP and 20% of commodity exports, of which the top ten exported products are all agricultural. In 2011, 29% of the Egyptian workforce was engaged in […]

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