Posts Categorized: Iraq

Saving Syrian and Iraqi Christians

Persecuted Christians from around the world and their advocates and supporters will descend on Washington this month for the World Summit on Persecuted Christians. A three-day event sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the World Summit promises to attract the attention of senior political figures and generate welcome media attention. According to the Pew… Read more »

IRAQ: Dr. Eibner, Iraqi Christian Leaders, Speak about Future After ISIS

Dr. Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, recently returned from an aid mission to the displaced Christians and Yazidis of northern Iraq. While there, he was able to visit the villages conquered by the Islamic State (ISIS) in August 2014 for the first time since their re-conquest by Kurdish and Iraqi forces this fall. In these… Read more »

Post-Mosul Campaign Guarantees for Religious Minorities Crucial, Says Iraqi Human Rights Leader

William Warda: “Iraqi Christians and other Minorities Heading Towards Extinction” ZURICH – “There will probably be another crisis after the ‘liberation’ of Mosul from the Islamic State,” William Warda, the Chairman of the Iraqi Minorities Alliance and co-founder of the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, warned in a CSI-hosted lecture here Tuesday. As the Iraqi, Kurdish… Read more »

The Great Sorting Out: Al Noor Interviews Josh Landis

In April of this year, Syria expert Joshua Landis spoke at Boston College on “ISIS, Christians and National Identity.” His talk was part of Christian Solidarity International’s lecture series on “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East.” A video of his talk can be viewed online. Following his talk, Landis was interviewed by… Read more »

Iraqi Christian Leader Thanks CSI

In a recent message, the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, Yohanna Petrus Moshi, thanked CSI for its support of Iraqi Christians in the face of the Islamic State’s genocide. Archbishop Yohanna said: While the [Iraqi] central government was almost indifferent of what happened to our people, offering little help to its homeless… Read more »

Daniel Williams: Christian Victims of Genocide Abandoned

ZURICH, May 5, 2016 – “Christians in the Middle East have been abandoned to their fate,” the veteran Middle East correspondent Daniel Williams said here on Wednesday. In an event sponsored by Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Williams noted that CSI had issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East in 2011…. Read more »

Dr. Eibner: “Trajectory towards disaster” in Middle East

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, and the director of CSI’s Middle East Program, talks to the Wall Street Journal about the situation in the Middle East:  John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International-USA, has seen the bodies that many of his coreligionists in the West might prefer not to think about. “I… Read more »

The Tablet: “Tangle of alliances is throttling Middle East’s Christians”

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) has a new op-ed piece in The Tablet:  “Four years ago this month, President Barack Obama made a fateful decision. He announced that ‘the time has come for President Assad to step aside … for the sake of the Syrian people.’ This signal for regime change… Read more »

Interview with Christian Parents of Toddler Abducted by IS

  Since overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria last summer, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has taken hundreds of Christians hostage. The youngest known Christian hostage is Christina Khoder Abada, who was three years old when she was abducted. CSI has been bringing relief aid to persecuted Iraqi Christians since 2007, and has… Read more »

Former President of Lebanon: “Start Thinking the Unthinkable”

Middle East Christians face “the Specter of Genocide” on eve of UN Security Council deliberations BOSTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “I have never in my life witnessed Middle East Christians in such extreme danger,” Amine Gemayel warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a public lecture at Boston College, the former president of Lebanoncalled 2014 “a year… Read more »