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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 »

Interview with Christian Parents of Toddler Abducted by IS

  Since overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria last summer, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has taken hundreds of Christians hostage. The youngest known Christian hostage is Christina Khoder Abada, who was three years old when she was abducted. CSI has been bringing relief aid to persecuted Iraqi Christians since 2007, and has… Read more »

CSI Responds to Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

“When I was a young person in South Sudan, no one ate leaves, but now people are very desperate and they eat anything they can find to save their lives.” Franco Majok, CSI’s program manager for South Sudan, said this to us last month after completing a CSI food relief mission in North Bahr el… Read more »

700 People Rescued from Slavery Since February

  In two separate liberation actions in February 2015 and April 2015, underground networks in North Sudan supported by CSI have rescued 700 people from slavery, and repatriated them to their homeland of South Sudan! Among the slavery survivors are: Ayel Gau Wany – “I was captured with my mother and three sisters when I… Read more »

Former President of Lebanon: “Start Thinking the Unthinkable”

Middle East Christians face “the Specter of Genocide” on eve of UN Security Council deliberations BOSTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “I have never in my life witnessed Middle East Christians in such extreme danger,” Amine Gemayel warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a public lecture at Boston College, the former president of Lebanoncalled 2014 “a year… Read more »