CSI stands in solidarity with Christians and other religious minorities who are victims of violence, discrimination and persecution. In addition to providing aid, CSI advocates by raising awareness on all political and social levels for persecuted Christians and members of other religious minorities. The goal of these efforts is to change the ideological and political conditions that produce religious persecution, and to let the victims know that they are not forgotten.
Christian Solidarity International regularly:
- Testifies before congress about slavery in Sudan and the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East
- Provides legislative guidance to various government officials
- Run petitions to draw awareness to legislative agendas and the plight of persecuted minorities.
Beginning in 2012, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has organized a series of public panel discussions on freedom of religion and the future of religious minorities in the Middle East. Our goal is to end the religious cleansing currently taking place in the region. The future of the Middle East must be one in which minorities and their rights are protected, and all are able to live their lives free of persecution and discrimination.
For this lecture series, CSI invites expert speakers with in-depth knowledge on the region, its power structures and societies. Along with the panelists, they discuss current developments, the parties involved, and possible solutions to the crisis.
The majority of the events take place in Switzerland and the United States as part of CSI’s Lecture Series “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East.”
Other events were held as part of the CSI-supported conference “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans” at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, in June 2013.