News & Stories


Losers in the 21st-century Great Game

BADLY wounded by Azerbaijani rockets and desecrated by invading soldiers, the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh, stands today forlorn and lifeless. Prospects of the incumbent, Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, celebrating Christmas there this year — and for the foreseeable future — are nil. The town has been effectively “cleansed” of its Armenian Christian population (News,… Read more »

Abducted and forcibly married at age 13

Arzoo, a 13-year-old Christian girl, was abducted and forcibly married by a Muslim man over 30 years her senior. Thankfully, following a court ruling, she is now safe in a government-run shelter for women. CSI’s partner in Pakistan is engaged in a legal battle to protect the rights of underage girls like Arzoo and ensure… Read more »

Tens of thousands in dire need following hurricanes

Nicaragua hurricane destruction

Over two weeks in November, two violent hurricanes pounded Nicaragua causing widespread destruction and flooding. More than 150,000 people were left homeless and in desperate need of food and drinking water. Through its local partner, CSI has provided meals to over 1,000 people a day and shelter to dozens of families. The photos CSI received… Read more »

“The war against Nagorno Karabakh is the latest episode in the process of Armenian genocide” – Interview with Dr. John Eibner

A new chapter in the suffering of the Armenian people is being played out in Nagorno Karabakh. CSI Director John Eibner answers questions on the situation following the ceasefire. There have been many reports in the media about human rights violations by Azerbaijan. The government of Azerbaijan rejects the accusations as Armenian propaganda. How do… Read more »

Thank you Mark Girguis

Akhol receiving a goat after being freed

Today the Free for 1000 campaign crossed the finish line in its goal of being able to free 1000 slaves in Sudan. Mark Girguis has worked tirelessly to achieve this goal. Without his work 100s of people would still be in bondage yearning to be free. Mark’s campaign was able to free slaves such as… Read more »

Victims of Islamist attacks thank CSI for aid

Nigeria aid distribution

In August, CSI responded to a request for emergency assistance following a series of brutal attacks on mainly Christian villages in central Nigeria. Three months on, the victims have been recounting their stories and expressing their gratitude for the help they received. Dozens of people died, hundreds were injured and thousands displaced in attacks by… Read more »

20-year-old attacked and left for dead by Fulani militants

Victor in the hospital

Victor Markus, a young man from Nigeria’s central Plateau State, had his life all planned out. He would get an education and then a good job. But in late October, everything changed when Islamist militants attacked him and left him for dead. CSI is covering Victor’s hospital costs. Victor, aged 20, comes from the village… Read more »

Nigeria: helping victims of Islamist terror rebuild their lives

For the past 11 years, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been spreading terror in northeastern Nigeria, destroying communities and driving people from their homes. Father John Bakeni, CSI’s partner in the area, is at the forefront of efforts to help Christians and moderate Muslims whose lives have been turned upside down. The ongoing… Read more »