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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 »

CSI Urges Obama to Keep Eradication of Sudanese Slavery on Agenda

Slavery Persists in Sudan WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The torture that blinded 14-year-old Ker Aleu Deng failed to kill his optimism and craving to learn. Enslaved by jihadi militiamen during Sudan‘s North-South civil war (1983-2005), Ker was hung upside down from a tree by his master, Zacharia Salih, who then rubbed chili peppers into… Read more »

Iraqi Christian Leaders Call on Baghdad Government to Defend Minority Rights

WASHINGTON and HAMDANIYA, Iraq, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, the CSI co-sponsored 2nd All-Iraqi Christian Leadership Conference issued an eight-point appeal urging the Baghdad government to help Iraq‘s dwindling minority community survive inside the country. Convening on Saturday, June 26 just outside Mosul in the town of Kara Kosh (Hamdaniya), 76 Iraqi Christian leaders… Read more »

254 Sudanese Liberated from Slavery

CSI Urges President Obama to Revive Anti-Slavery Policy AWEIL, Sudan and WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) facilitated the liberation last week of 254 black Southern Sudanese slaves. Most were captured by Arab/Muslim militiamen backed by the Sudanese government during the North-South civil war (1983-2005). Some of the youngest victims were the… Read more »

CSI Urges President Obama to Stop the Killing of Christians in Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq‘s ancient Christian community. The appeal – conveyed in a letter from CSI-USA’s CEO, Dr. John Eibner  – comes in the wake of the murder of eight Christians in Mosul since mid-February and the consequent… Read more »

Pioneering Report on Disappearance, Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages of Egyptian Christian Women Released

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Disappearance, Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages of Coptic Christian Women in Egypt – a pioneering report on human trafficking – was released today by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) and the Coptic Foundation for Human Rights. Researched in Egypt by American anti-trafficking specialist Michele Clark and Egyptian women’s rights activist… Read more »

232 Sudanese Slaves Liberated

CSI Urges President Obama to Help Stamp out Slavery in Sudan WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a report on the liberation of 232 Sudanese earlier this month. The slaves – Christian and traditionalist members of the Dinka tribe – were liberated, with CSI’s support, from Arab masters in Darfur… Read more »