Tag: Persecution

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Daniel Williams: Christian Victims of Genocide Abandoned

ZURICH, May 5, 2016 – “Christians in the Middle East have been abandoned to their fate,” the veteran Middle East correspondent Daniel Williams said here on Wednesday. In an event sponsored by Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Williams noted that CSI had issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East in 2011…. Read more »

Syria Expert: Jihadists Threaten Future of Religious Minorities

Prof. Fabrice Balanche Doubts Quick End to Devastating Sectarian War ZURICH, March 15, 2015 – “Religious diversity in the Middle East is threatened by jihadist movements,” according to Professor Fabrice Balanche, a Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Speaking last night in Zurich, Balanche observed regarding Syria that, “There are no… Read more »

More People Freed from Slavery in North Sudan!

Last month, CSI-supported underground networks rescued over 400 people from slavery in North Sudan, and returned them to their homeland in South Sudan! The freed people told our team stories like these: Abuk Mawien Yai: The Arab slave raiders attacked our village early in the morning. I was seized with my mother and three brothers. They killed… Read more »