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From the Desk of Dr. John Eibner

Dear Friends, Welcome to our website. Here, you will find the information and resources you need to take a stand in solidarity with the persecuted church around the world, and especially in the Middle East. Nearly three years after CSI first issued a Genocide Warning for the Islamic Middle East and called on our leaders… Read more »

Current Wave of Islamist Violence Poses Existential Threat to Middle East Christians, says Bat Ye’or

Long-term Grounds for “Optimism” in the Arab Spring Uprisings GENEVA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The historian Bat Ye’or sees long-term grounds for “optimism” in the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings. Speaking at a Christian Solidarity International (CSI) event in Geneva on March 20, Bat Ye’or declared “the Arab Spring has revealed to us that Muslims populations… Read more »

Kishan Manocha at CSI Event: “Human Rights Must Be On Agenda” of Negotiations with Iran

Baha’i in Iran Subject to “Systematic Campaign of Genocidal Intent” ZURICH, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A representative of the Baha’i Community of the United Kingdom has warned that Iran “may use the current interim agreement with the United States and other western nations on the nuclear issue to divert the world’s attention from its… Read more »

Defender of Persecuted Church Passes Away

It is with sorrow that I report the death of Father Keith Roderick. Fr. Keith dedicated his life to serving God’s persecuted people. From 2004 until 2009, he did so as CSI’s Washington Representative. Fr. Keith leaves behind a wonderful family, a vast network of friends, and countless beneficiaries of his prayers and good deeds…. Read more »

Former President of Lebanon: Christians in Middle East Face “Existential Crisis”

Former President Amine Gemayal Condemns “Conspiracy of Silence” on Issue OXFORD, England, June 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amine Gemayal, the former president of Lebanon, warned today that Christians in the Middle East face an “existential crisis,” due to the “dangerous phenomenon of religious cleansing.” Gemayal’s speech, entitled, “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle… Read more »

CSI Supports Conference on Future of Religious Minorities in Middle East at St. Antony’s, Oxford

Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Williams, among the Speakers OXFORD, England, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — St. Antony’s College at Oxford University is hosting a conference on “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans” today, June 7, and tomorrow, June 8…. Read more »

Obama Urged to Encourage Turkey to Acknowledge Armenian Genocide

Taner Akcam Speaks at Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Event on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East WASHINGTON and ZURICH, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Taner Akcam, Professor of History at Clark University, has urged President Obama and his European allies to encourage “Turkey to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, and to follow the post-Holocaust… Read more »

Daniel Pipes: Religious Persecution in Islamic Middle East “Acquiring Genocidal Characteristics”

Christian Solidarity International Seminar Series on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East WASHINGTON and BERN, Switzerland, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Historian Daniel Pipes, the President of the Middle East Forum, warned yesterday at a CSI seminar in Bern, Switzerland, that the persecution of minorities in the Islamic Middle East is “acquiring… Read more »

CSI Urges Obama to Provide Major Funding for Religious Freedom Initiatives in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. John Eibner, CEO of Christian Solidarity International  (CSI-USA), today wrote to President Barack Obama, calling on him to include the protection of religious minorities in his plan to aid and promote the democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa. Last month, the President – in his… Read more »