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State-sanctioned attacks on churches increase

Destroyed church in India

In India, where Hinduism is the dominant religion, Christians are coming under increased pressure. Not only are they frequently singled out for attack by Hindu mobs, but churches are also being destroyed – on the orders of the state. CSI’s local partners warn that Christianity could be wiped out completely in India. A video sent… Read more »

Finally free after 23 years as a slave

Adut Atak Deng from South Sudan was abducted as a seven-year-old girl and taken into slavery in the north where she lived in constant fear of her life. For more than 20 years she prayed that God would free her. Finally, on February 12 of this year Adut’s prayers were answered. Adut, now a woman… Read more »

Food distributed to thousands of people In need

Thousands of people in northeastern and central Nigeria who have been driven from their homes by Islamist militants are now facing a lack of food. Last year, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) provided food to around 14,500 people in need in these areas of Nigeria. In the northeast, CSI works with the diocese of Maiduguri to… Read more »

Nigerian pastor captured by terrorists freed after eight months

A Nigerian pastor kidnapped by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militant group,Polycarp Zongo, has regained his freedom after almost eight months in captivity, members ofhis church have announced. ISWAP, which terrorizes northeastern Nigeria, is notorious for abducting and killing Christiansand members of the Christian clergy. Rev Zongo, a pastor with Church of Christ in Nations… Read more »

300 more slaves freed in South Sudan

Slave liberation mission in Sudan

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has helped a further 300 people escape slavery in Sudan and return home to South Sudan to rebuild their lives. CSI project manager Franco Majok was in South Sudan to oversee the second slave liberation action of the year that concluded on May 22 and 23. Over the two days 150… Read more »

Help for thousands driven from their homes

Map of Mozambique

Since 2017, northern Mozambique has been in the grip of Islamist attacks, and the violence shows no sign of abating. Thousands of people have been left traumatized by the scenes of terror they have witnessed. Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is supporting relief efforts through a local partner.  The northern province of Cabo Delgado is rich… Read more »

CSI Expresses Regret over U.S.’s Renewal of Syria Sanctions

President Biden’s Extension of Draconian Sanctions Regime Threatens Country on Edge of Famine Christian Solidarity International (CSI) notes with regret President Biden’s decision of May 6, 2021, to extend economic sanctions on Syria for another year. These sanctions are a key driver of the disaster unfolding in Syria today. Over the past year, intensified U.S. sanctions,… Read more »

Dozens dead, hundreds displaced in central Nigeria attacks

Attack in Nigeria

At least 35 people were killed, and hundreds left homeless following seven separate attacks on communities in central Nigeria’s southern Kaduna State between the end of February and mid-April 2021. According to CSI’s local partner, the Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan (JDPC Kafanchan), the attackers set houses on fire,… Read more »

Escape from abuse and forced prostitution

Kidnapped by a Muslim man she didn’t know and forced into marriage, Pakistani Christian Salma Ashiq endured three years of misery before finally managing to escape. CSI’s local partners are working to protect Salma and to ensure that those guilty of abusing her are brought to justice. Salma, who is now 24 years old, comes… Read more »

CSI delivers emergency aid to victims of Islamist attacks

More than 1,000 villagers driven from their homes by Islamist herdsmen have received urgently needed food and medical assistance from Christian Solidarity International (CSI) in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in central Nigeria. CSI’s local partner – the Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan (JDPC Kafanchan) – reports that… Read more »