The Coptic diaspora and the status of the Coptic minority in Egypt

Author: Bosmat Yefet

Publisher/Publication: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Volume/Issue: 43(7)

DOI/ISBN: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1228445

This article presents the efforts of the US-based Coptic diaspora in order to ameliorate the status of the Coptic community in Egypt. The paper analyzes the relationship between the two communities and the ways with which they communicate and work together, and attempts to showcase the opportunites that arise from their bond, as well as to emphasize the ability of the diaspora activists to becomea significant force in shaping the life of the minority.