Tag: Christians

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 »

Life After Slavery: A Successful Surgery Ends Years of Pain

We have wonderful news to share! This woman, Abuk Ucheck Bol was freed from slavery and brought home to South Sudan through CSI’s underground network. In slavery, she had no access to medical care, and she had been suffering from a painful growth in her earth for over ten years. She is recovering well, and… Read more »

“The sanctions against Syria are worse than the barrel bombs”

John Eibner from CSI has returned this week from Syria. He travelled notably to the embattled city of Aleppo, as well as to Homs and Damascus. The Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger cited John Eibner in its Syria coverage. TAGES-ANZEIGER 9 September 2016 Read the original article in German here. “The sanctions against Syria are worse than… Read more »

Iraqi Christian Leader Thanks CSI

In a recent message, the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, Yohanna Petrus Moshi, thanked CSI for its support of Iraqi Christians in the face of the Islamic State’s genocide. Archbishop Yohanna said: While the [Iraqi] central government was almost indifferent of what happened to our people, offering little help to its homeless… Read more »

After Slavery: The Stories of People Freed by CSI

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese people are enslaved in North Sudan – the forgotten victims of Sudan’s twenty-year civil war (1983-2005). Since 1995, CSI has been working with underground networks of traders to rescue these people from slavery, and bring them back to their homeland. In April, CSI’s South Sudan Projects Manager, caught up… Read more »

CSI Rescues 400 from Jihad Slavery in Sudan

The Islamic State’s reign of terror has focused world attention on the enslavement of non-Muslims in Iraq and Syria. But CSI has been working to liberate Christians and other South Sudanese people from jihad slavery in North Sudan since 1995. In April, four hundred people were freed from slavery and repatriated to South Sudan through underground networks supported by… Read more »

Mariz Tadros: The Challenges of Social Pluralism in Egypt

ZURICH – “When we think of the Middle East these days, we don’t think of resistance,” Professor Mariz Tadros observed at a public lecture here Tuesday. “But people are resisting violations of their rights in the most powerful ways you could imagine. And they need solidarity!” In a wide-ranging presentation hosted by Christian Solidarity International… Read more »

The Plight of Christians in Syria – An Interview with Dr. Eibner

CSI’s John Eibner recently returned from a ten day visit to rarely visited locations in war-torn Syria. Upon his return, Dr. Eibner was interviewed by Philipp Hufschmid of the Swiss daily, The Berner Zeitung. Below is an English version of the interview. BERNER ZEITUNG June 9, 2016 BZ: At the beginning of your 10-day stay… Read more »

SUDAN FREEDOM WALK: Virtual Event, June 12th- July 4th!

Join us for the 6th Annual Denver Freedom Walk, “Free for Fifty Campaign”! Freedom Bringer and Founder of Free for Fifty, Becca Bretz has been supporting CSI and has been a champion of our cause for Freedom for 6 years. Supported by our friends at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church in Lakewood, CO, and Reverend Heidi… Read more »