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Exiled Saudi Arabian Academic Speaks at CSI Lecture

Warns: “Religious minorities will be the first victims” of Saudi intervention in region ZURICH – “Saudi intervention has led to the suppression of peaceful protest and the demise of democratic forces in the Arab world,” warned Dr. Madawi al-Rasheed at a public lecture sponsored by Christian Solidarity International on Tuesday: “The empowerment of the Saudi… Read more »

Veteran Journalist: Religious Cleansing in Syria Continues

Charles Glass Sees “Urgent” Need for US–Russian Settlement BOSTON – “Until the regional powers and superpowers agree that the war in Syria should end, it will not end,” veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Glass said Wednesday. In a public lecture at Boston College, Glass, who has been reporting on Syria for decades and still regularly… Read more »

CSI Reaches Nigerian Christians in Boko Haram’s Heartland

In Nigeria, a raging Islamist insurgency led by a militant group called Boko Haram (“Western education is forbidden”) has killed 15,000 civilians since 2009 – 1,000 just in the last three months. For years, they have targeted Nigerian Christians with special ferocity – bombing churches, attacking Christian villages and neighborhoods, and abducting thousands. In June, CSI’s… 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 »

Pope Francis: “Genocide” of Middle East Christians Must End!

Pope Francis has called for an end to the genocide of Christians in the Middle East. “Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus,” Pope Francis said in a speech in… Read more »

The Tablet: “Tangle of alliances is throttling Middle East’s Christians”

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) has a new op-ed piece in The Tablet:  “Four years ago this month, President Barack Obama made a fateful decision. He announced that ‘the time has come for President Assad to step aside … for the sake of the Syrian people.’ This signal for regime change… Read more »

Interview with Christian Parents of Toddler Abducted by IS

  Since overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria last summer, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has taken hundreds of Christians hostage. The youngest known Christian hostage is Christina Khoder Abada, who was three years old when she was abducted. CSI has been bringing relief aid to persecuted Iraqi Christians since 2007, and has… Read more »

CSI Responds to Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

“When I was a young person in South Sudan, no one ate leaves, but now people are very desperate and they eat anything they can find to save their lives.” Franco Majok, CSI’s program manager for South Sudan, said this to us last month after completing a CSI food relief mission in North Bahr el… Read more »