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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 »

Dr. Eibner: “Any peace plan for Syria must involve a secular society”

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, and the director of CSI’s Middle East Program, has a new op-ed on the Syria crisis and the Paris attacks in The Tablet:  “[An international plan for Syria] must encompass vigorous military and political measures against not only the Islamic State, but also the broader jihadist movement from which the… Read more »

Exiled Saudi Arabian Academic Speaks at CSI Lecture

Warns: “Religious minorities will be the first victims” of Saudi intervention in region ZURICH – “Saudi intervention has led to the suppression of peaceful protest and the demise of democratic forces in the Arab world,” warned Dr. Madawi al-Rasheed at a public lecture sponsored by Christian Solidarity International on Tuesday: “The empowerment of the Saudi… Read more »

Veteran Journalist: Religious Cleansing in Syria Continues

Charles Glass Sees “Urgent” Need for US–Russian Settlement BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2015 / “Until the regional powers and superpowers agree that the war in Syria should end, it will not end,” veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Glass said Wednesday at an event sponsored by Christian Solidarity International. In a public lecture at Boston College, Glass,… Read more »

CSI Reaches Nigerian Christians in Boko Haram’s Heartland

In Nigeria, a raging Islamist insurgency led by a militant group called Boko Haram (“Western education is forbidden”) has killed 15,000 civilians since 2009 – 1,000 just in the last three months. For years, they have targeted Nigerian Christians with special ferocity – bombing churches, attacking Christian villages and neighborhoods, and abducting thousands. In June, CSI’s… Read more »

More People Freed from Slavery in North Sudan!

Last month, CSI-supported underground networks rescued over 400 people from slavery in North Sudan, and returned them to their homeland in South Sudan! The freed people told our team stories like these: Abuk Mawien Yai: The Arab slave raiders attacked our village early in the morning. I was seized with my mother and three brothers. They killed… Read more »

The Moscow Patriarchate and the Persecuted Church in the Middle East

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) delivered a speech at Keston College on November 1, 2014, highlighting the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in bringing support to Middle Eastern Christians threatened with genocide: “I have found in the Middle East that persecuted Christians view the US and its western allies very differently… Read more »

Elderly Syrian Christians Released by the Islamic State

In February 2015, the Islamic State overran the Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur river in Syria, and abducted around 300 people. We are very happy to announce that today, 22 of them – mostly sick or elderly people – were released after negotiations. These pictures of the freed hostages were provided to us by… Read more »