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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 »

Pope Francis: “Genocide” of Middle East Christians Must End!

Pope Francis has called for an end to the genocide of Christians in the Middle East. “Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus,” Pope Francis said in a speech in… 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 »