Sunday, August 7, 2016
On a windy beautiful spring day, people gathered in Baltimore on the same corner where Freddie Gray was arrested. Church chaplains and police chaplains mingled before the rally and were a prominent presence in the rally to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray. It was the same placewhere people rose up a year ago to protest racism in the criminal justice system.
where people rose up a year ago to protest racism in the criminal justice system.
A small group of people carrying signs and flags marched in front of the White House Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention to mistreatment of Coptic Christians in Egypt.
They say attacks on Coptic communities in Egypt have dramatically increased in the past few months. A few examples are:
-- A 33-year old Coptic pharmacist, Magdi Attia Ghobrial was butchered in the city of Tanta on July 4, 2016.
-- The church of Archangel Michael in el-Madamoud, Luxor was burned July 16, 2015.
-- The family of Coptic priest Father Pham Mary Khalif was attacked and his brother killed and 3 injured in a stabbing on July 17, 2016.