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CSI asks President Obama for Easter Ceasefire in Syria

Easter Offensive from Syrian Rebels in Aleppo Threatens Christian Remnant WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Good Friday, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), urged President Obama to “insist” that the “Islamist allies of the United States,” Turkey, Saudi Arabia andQatar, “order their proxy military forces in Syria to observe… Read more »

Urge Obama to Demand End to Saudi Persecution

Dear friends, Tomorrow, President Obama is traveling to Saudi Arabia, to meet with the leaders of that country. Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading persecutors of Christians: –          There are no churches in Saudi Arabia – by law. –          It is illegal to bring Bibles into the country. –          All Saudi citizens are… Read more »

CSI to President Obama: Saudi Ally Must Respect Religious Freedom and other Fundamental Human Rights

Eibner says sanctions are crucial in case of Saudi non-compliance WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. John Eibner, CEO of CSI-USA, urged President Obama today to make the U.S.-Saudi alliance “conditional on fundamental change in the repressive and destabilizing behaviour of the Saudi state.” Writing on the eve of the president’s visit to Saudi… Read more »

Current Wave of Islamist Violence Poses Existential Threat to Middle East Christians, says Bat Ye’or

Long-term Grounds for “Optimism” in the Arab Spring Uprisings GENEVA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The historian Bat Ye’or sees long-term grounds for “optimism” in the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings. Speaking at a Christian Solidarity International (CSI) event in Geneva on March 20, Bat Ye’or declared “the Arab Spring has revealed to us that Muslims populations… Read more »

Defender of Persecuted Church Passes Away

It is with sorrow that I report the death of Father Keith Roderick. Fr. Keith dedicated his life to serving God’s persecuted people. From 2004 until 2009, he did so as CSI’s Washington Representative. Fr. Keith leaves behind a wonderful family, a vast network of friends, and countless beneficiaries of his prayers and good deeds…. Read more »

Former Lebanese President Warns of “Crisis of Pluralism” in Middle East

Gemayel Says “Rise of Religious Extremists” Afflicts Entire Region ZURICH, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amine Gemayel, the former President of Lebanon, warned on Thursday that the Arab world is experiencing a “crisis of religious pluralism” driven by “the rise of religious extremists,” which threatens “any community which does not constitute the majority” – including… Read more »

An Update on the Current Conflict in South Sudan

Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA): Violent political power struggles are currently creating humanitarian disasters throughout the north of sub-Saharan Africa from Nigeria and  Mali in the west, through Central African Republic to Sudan and Somalia in the East. The sudden eruption of a headline-grabbing armed rebellion in South Sudan just before Christmas… Read more »

Bassam Tibi: “‘Arab Spring’ a Catastrophe for Religious Minorities in the Middle East.”

Leading Middle East expert warns against a de-Christianization of the region ZURICH and WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / — “The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a deadly winter,” Professor Bassam Tibi said in Zurich Tuesday at a lecture hosted by Christian Solidarity International.  Tibi’s lecture was entitled, “The Uprisings in the Middle… Read more »

CSI Helps Nigerian Christians Facing Boko Haram Terror

Standing next to a makeshift memorial plaque outside St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madella, Nigeria, Chioma Dike pointed to the names of the family members she had lost. “Comrade Dike A. Williams is my husband,” she whispered, “followed by Dike Lillian, my daughter, followed by Dike Richard, my last boy, followed by Dike Emmanuel, my… Read more »