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CSI Facilitates Liberation of 412 Sudanese Slaves

Freed Teenage Slave Testifies before Congress WASHINGTON and AWEIL, South Sudan, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Ker Aleu Deng, a blind former slave liberated by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) and its partners, testified today before Congress on the persistence of slavery in Sudan. Addressing the members of the House Subcommittee for Africa, Global Health and… Read more »

President Kiir Recalls Enslavement of Southern Sudanese

CSI Facilitates Liberation of 404 Slaves JUBA, Sudan and WASHINGTON, July 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the new Republic of South Sudan, recalled in his inaugural address that the Southern Sudanese had been subjected to slavery during the late North-South civil war (1983-2005). “We have been maimed, enslaved and treated… Read more »

Dr. Eibner Testifies Before Congress on Slavery in Sudan

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. John Eibner, CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), urged Congressional lawmakers on Thursday to work for the eradication of slavery in Sudan. In testimony before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, chaired by Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eibner said that Sudanese government… Read more »

Boston Globe: Christophobia in the Muslim world

Dr. John Eibner Boston Globe Last weekend’s scenes of anti-Christian mob violence in Cairo, against a background of churches in flames, is a powerful reminder of a grim reality: Non-Muslim communities have become endangered species throughout much of the Islamic world. Some statesmen have begun to acknowledge the existential crisis facing non-Muslims. Former Lebanese Prime… Read more »

Eibner, Jacobs: Will Freedom Come for Sudan’s Slaves?

As the South votes to become independent, tens of thousands remain enslaved. By John Eibner & Charles Jacobs Wall Street Journal Juba, Sudan/ On Jan. 9, the people of South Sudan began their week-long referendum to decide whether to separate from the Arab-Muslim North and form an independent country. But Achol Yum Deng didn’t vote…. Read more »

603 Southern Sudanese Slaves Liberated

Bashir Dissolves Anti-Slavery Committee AWEIL, Sudan and WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has facilitated the freedom of 603 Southern Sudanese slaves in a pre-Christmas slave liberation action. Most of the slaves were captured by Baggara Arab militias in the service of the Government of Sudan during its jihad against the… Read more »

“Humanitarian Catastrophe” Faces Southern Sudan – Says President Salva Kiir

CSI Appeals for Peaceful Referendum on Southern Independence WASHINGTON and JUBA, Sudan, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Southern Sudan faces a “humanitarian catastrophe”, according to Southern Sudan‘s President Salva Kiir. Speaking to CSI, President Kiir explained that a mass exodus of Southern Sudanese from the North back to the South has just begun. Southern Sudanese… Read more »

CSI Urges Obama to Protect Iraq’s Endangered Christian Community

Pope Benedict’s Appeal for a New Iraq Initiative Backed WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has urged President Obama to act to prevent the eradication of Iraq‘s endangered Christian community. Writing today to the President, Dr. John Eibner, CEO of CSI (USA), called on the White House to respond positively to… Read more »