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Charles Jacobs: In Egypt, Christians Endure their “Kristallnacht”

Charles Jacobs December 21, 2011 Recently Jews in synagogues around the world heard an ancient prophesy about a time of tribulation for the Christians. In the haftarah, the Prophet Obadiah hears G-d warning the Edomites (traditionally a Jewish term for the people who eventually made up the Christian world): “Behold on that day… Your mighty… Read more »

Jeff Jacoby: For Arab Christians, a wintry ‘spring’

Jeff Jacoby Boston Globe IN THE FIRST ROUND of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the hardline Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party won 36.6 percent of the vote — a plurality — and the even harder-line Salafist party, Al-Nour, won 24.4 percent. The Egyptian Bloc— a coalition of liberal, social-democratic, and secular parties — drew only 13.4… Read more »

CSI Issues Genocide Warning for Religious Minorities in the Middle East

New Petition Calls on President Obama to Help Halt Religious Cleansing WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a Genocide Warning today for endangered religious minorities in the Islamic Middle East, and called on President Barack Obama to make their survival a priority asthe United States responds to the “Arab Spring”…. Read more »

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 »