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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 »

CSI Urges President Obama to Support Religious Freedom in Syria

Eibner Presents Findings from Syria Visit WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Today, CSI-USA’s CEO, Dr. John Eibner urged President Obama to present guarantees of the rights of Syria’s religious minorities, and religious freedom and parity for all Syrians as central tenants of his Syria policy. He added that credibility of such guarantees depended on public endorsement… Read more »

EIBNER: Preserving Syria’s ‘first freedom’

The Washington Times August 23, 2013 The horrific scenes of paralyzed children gasping for breath in vain after a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs this week prompted me to recall President Obama’s historic decision two years ago to make regime change in Syria official U.S. policy. The removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad,… Read more »

Dr. Eibner Before Congress: Syrian Religious Minorities Face Threat of “Eradication”

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), testified today in a congressional hearing that the Syrian civil war “could lead to the eradication of religious minorities,” including Christians, Alawite Muslims, Shia Muslims and Druze. The hearing was a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Foreign Affairs… Read more »