Serve justice to our church community needs

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Odette Azer
4 weeks ago
It is hard to justify the plan of the department in ignoring our church community with all the great activity in supporting and helping the community. WE NEED JUSTICE..

Thanks for adding your voice.

Sabet Gad
4 weeks ago
Sabet Gad

Thanks for adding your voice.

Ashraf Anwar
1 month ago
It's not fair, rather wrong, to ignore the need of our dedicated church community. This is vital for our survival and continuation of mission towards the children, the youth, the families and elderly of our local community. STOP THE GREED!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Sara Ghaly
Sep 21, 2020
This church and its future development is of great importance to my family. As one of the first family’s to attend when the church was first conceived we would like to see it continue to grow for our family and future families

Thanks for adding your voice.

Fr Youhanna Bestawros
Sep 20, 2020
It is hard to justify the position of the dept. in ignoring the existence and need of an already present congregation, of close to 3000 parishioners of a Church based Community, stakeholders of an area of 4000 sq. m. and contributing in providing an invaluable social infrastructure service for more than 30 years. After 3 years of consultation with the Dept. attending workshops, involving consultants, presenting detailed submissions, and amendments; then shockingly in the last draft the dept. turn up to deny our presence, needs and rights to survive within the developmental vision of the dept. in the precinct. The Coptic Church Community is the biggest community service Provider in this area for decades, The Dept. sought 5% affordable housing, we originally offered 20% with 7 % crisis accommodation on top, Community Nursing home, youth activity hall, Bulk billing specialists facility, Sunday school classes, Social gathering hall, etc. All these Community-based infrastructure services will be available to serve the whole area in large.
It was chocking for our existing community to find out that we have been substituted by a new community withhold taking into consideration our own need, and without consultation or justification of the ground of discrediting our submitted previous plans. Such attitude was taken very negatively by the congregation, read as a clear ethnic discrimination, and be-siding the developers on account of the Church Community needs; we as religious entity we will never be interested to face such consequences . I quote what the holy Father Pope John VI said
“if you want peace work for justice”.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Suzanne Hanna-Tadros
Sep 19, 2020
St Mary & St Merkorious service me & my family also services that many family, youth, elderly people & even public community. Your consideration will be very appreciated. God Bless

Thanks for adding your voice.

Ragaey Girges
Sep 19, 2020
It is not fair for the church

Thanks for adding your voice.

Fay Dan
Sep 19, 2020
House of God is a place of worship

Thanks for adding your voice.

Jackline Sharobim
Sep 18, 2020
J.sharobim
Jackline.s65@hotmail.com

Thanks for adding your voice.

Eihab Boulos
Sep 17, 2020
Place of worship , very important to be a place where you can pray peacefully