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CSI Rescues 400 from Jihad Slavery in Sudan

The Islamic State’s reign of terror has focused world attention on the enslavement of non-Muslims in Iraq and Syria. But CSI has been working to liberate Christians and other South Sudanese people from jihad slavery in North Sudan since 1995. In April, four hundred people were freed from slavery and repatriated to South Sudan through underground networks supported by… Read more »

Mariz Tadros: The Challenges of Social Pluralism in Egypt

ZURICH – “When we think of the Middle East these days, we don’t think of resistance,” Professor Mariz Tadros observed at a public lecture here Tuesday. “But people are resisting violations of their rights in the most powerful ways you could imagine. And they need solidarity!” In a wide-ranging presentation hosted by Christian Solidarity International… Read more »

The Plight of Christians in Syria – An Interview with Dr. Eibner

CSI’s John Eibner recently returned from a ten day visit to rarely visited locations in war-torn Syria. Upon his return, Dr. Eibner was interviewed by Philipp Hufschmid of the Swiss daily, The Berner Zeitung. Below is an English version of the interview. BERNER ZEITUNG June 9, 2016 BZ: At the beginning of your 10-day stay… Read more »

SUDAN FREEDOM WALK: Virtual Event, June 12th- July 4th!

Join us for the 6th Annual Denver Freedom Walk, “Free for Fifty Campaign”! Freedom Bringer and Founder of Free for Fifty, Becca Bretz has been supporting CSI and has been a champion of our cause for Freedom for 6 years. Supported by our friends at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church in Lakewood, CO, and Reverend Heidi… 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 »

Syria Expert Sees “Zero-Sum” Threat to Religious Minorities

BOSTON, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “There are no religious minorities left in rebel-held Syria,” Dr. Joshua Landis said in a public lecture at Boston College on Thursday. “The Christians can list for you the towns that have been cleansed, the bishops that have been killed. They believe they’re finished if the rebels win. The… Read more »

Syria Expert: Jihadists Threaten Future of Religious Minorities

Prof. Fabrice Balanche Doubts Quick End to Devastating Sectarian War ZURICH, March 15, 2015 – “Religious diversity in the Middle East is threatened by jihadist movements,” according to Professor Fabrice Balanche, a Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Speaking last night in Zurich, Balanche observed regarding Syria that, “There are no… 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 »

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 »