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Join Plough and First Things for a conversation about Coptic Christianity and religious freedom in the Middle East with author Martin Mosebach and Coptic Archbishop Angaelos of London, moderated by Eliza Griswold of the New Yorker. 

Behind a gruesome ISIS beheading video lies the untold story of the men in orange and the faith community that formed these unlikely modern-day saints and heroes. 

In a carefully choreographed propaganda video released in February 2015, ISIS militants behead twenty-one orange-clad Christian men on a Libyan beach

In the West, daily reports of new atrocities may have displaced the memory of this particularly vile event. But not in the world from which the murdered came. All but one were young Coptic Christian migrant workers from Egypt. Acclaimed author Martin Mosebach traveled to the Egyptian village of El-Aour to meet their families and better understand the faith and culture that shaped such conviction.

The Event will be live-streamed here.

The 21 - A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs

A Book Launch Forum

With author Martin Mosebach, Coptic Archbishop Angaelos, and Eliza Griswold
With Closing Comments by R.R. Reno

Monday, February 11, 2019 
5:30 pm–7:00 pm 

Union League Club
38 E 37th St
New York, NY 10016

Martin Mosebach passed his bar exams to qualify as a lawyer in 1979, and then established himself as a writer. His first novel was published in 1983. Since then, he has received many accolades, including the Heinrich von Kleist Prize, the Georg Büchner Prize, and the Goethe Award.