Posts Categorized: Syria

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 »

The Moscow Patriarchate and the Persecuted Church in the Middle East

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) delivered a speech at Keston College on November 1, 2014, highlighting the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in bringing support to Middle Eastern Christians threatened with genocide: “I have found in the Middle East that persecuted Christians view the US and its western allies very differently… Read more »

Elderly Syrian Christians Released by the Islamic State

In February 2015, the Islamic State overran the Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur river in Syria, and abducted around 300 people. We are very happy to announce that today, 22 of them – mostly sick or elderly people – were released after negotiations. These pictures of the freed hostages were provided to us by… 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 »

Former President of Lebanon: “Start Thinking the Unthinkable”

Middle East Christians face “the Specter of Genocide” on eve of UN Security Council deliberations BOSTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “I have never in my life witnessed Middle East Christians in such extreme danger,” Amine Gemayel warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a public lecture at Boston College, the former president of Lebanoncalled 2014 “a year… Read more »

ForeignPolicy.com: “The Real War on Christianity”

ForeignPolicy.com’s new story on the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians in Iraq and Syria notes that CSI was among the first NGOs to warn of the threat: Christian Solidarity International, a nonprofit that provides support for victims of religious persecution, issued a “genocide warning” for religious minorities in the Middle East as early as 2011,… Read more »

In Syria, CSI Partners with Christians to Bring Hope to Refugees

In Syria, CSI works with several partners to provide relief to Christians and others living through the terror of war. One of these partners whose work we support is “Sister Sara” (not her real name), a Catholic nun who works among the displaced on the Syrian coast – where hundreds of thousands have fled to… Read more »

Patrick Cockburn: Islamic State (IS) Thrives on War, Wahhabism and Western Policy

Religious Minorities exposed to “reign of terror”, veteran Middle East correspondent reports at CSI event ZURICH, October 10, 2014 – The Islamic State (IS) has thrived as a consequence of war conditions in Iraq and Syria, the militancy of Wahhabi ideology, and miscalculations of American policy, Middle East specialist Patrick Cockburn proposed at a public… Read more »

The Tablet: “The West’s Role in the Creation of Iraq’s Genocidal Jihadists.”

Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) August 8, 2014 Yet another pitiful sight from the Middle East: tens of thousands of desperate Iraqi Yazidis and 200,000 Christians fleeing their homes near Mosul and seeking refuge in the mountains of nearby Kurdistan. President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the world is witnessing “a potential… Read more »