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Dr. John Eibner elected new president of CSI International

Dr. John Eiber

CSI to intensify efforts towards genocide prevention and religious pluralism The International Council of Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a Switzerland-based NGO campaigning for religious freedom, on 27 July 2020 elected Dr John Eibner as its new president. Eibner, a human rights activist who has gained international recognition for his work in conflict zones including Sudan… Read more »

Help CSI give Myanmar refugee children the chance of a future

Myanmar Refugees

For years they were cooped up in a refugee camp, often went hungry and lived in constant anxiety.  Now, thanks to CSI support, 27 children from a refugee camp in Myanmar are able to attend school in Thailand and look forward to a better life. Sudarat, Anutchit, Pacharee and their classmates belong to the mainly… Read more »

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Habib Malik and John Eibner Highlight Challenge of Islamic Extremism to Religious Freedom in ‘Post-ISIS’ World

We are not simply talking about isolated outbreaks of persecution, warned Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali. “This is a systemic issue.” Thursday, at the conclusion of the U.S. State Department’s 2nd Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) convened a panel of experts at the National Press Club to highlight the ongoing challenge that… Read more »

CSI welcomes UK review into persecution of Christians

Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a human rights organisation campaigning for religious freedom, has written to UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt welcoming his government’s announcement of a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. It comes amid a surge in cases of violence against Christians in parts of the Middle East, Asia and… Read more »

CSI’s John Eibner Authors Book Chapter on Christians in Sudan

ZURICH, June 18, 2018 – Christians in Sudan are “more vulnerable than ever,” according to John Eibner’s contribution to Christianity in North Africa and West Asia, volume 2 of the authoritative Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity. This new volume is being launched today at Heythrop College, University of London. Eibner’s contribution to the volume focuses… Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy: Syria sanctions are having a “devastating impact” on the civilian population

Zurich, May 18, 2018 No spare parts for medical equipment, ambulances, or the electrical and water system. According to UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, unilateral Western sanctions on Syria are making the plight of Syria’s people during this war even worse. Jazairy is calling for a dialogue on the reduction of sanctions with the ultimate… Read more »

A new book edited by John Eibner of CSI: “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East”

Westlake Village, CA Media Release In 2012 in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring,” Christian Solidarity International launched a lecture series entitled “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East.” Twenty distinguished scholars, journalists and political practitioners gave talks on the subject in Switzerland and the U.S. Now they have been published together in… Read more »

CSI’s response to the bombing in Syria

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, responds to the new U.S. bombing campaign against Syria in an op-ed piece in The Tablet: “Washington has signaled a new, more overtly military phase of intervention in Syria. The American war against Syria did not begin with Donald Trump. Barack Obama launched his war in the summer… Read more »