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Dr. Eibner Testifies Before Congress on Slavery in Sudan

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. John Eibner, CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), urged Congressional lawmakers on Thursday to work for the eradication of slavery in Sudan. In testimony before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, chaired by Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eibner said that Sudanese government… Read more »

Boston Globe: Christophobia in the Muslim world

Dr. John Eibner Boston Globe Last weekend’s scenes of anti-Christian mob violence in Cairo, against a background of churches in flames, is a powerful reminder of a grim reality: Non-Muslim communities have become endangered species throughout much of the Islamic world. Some statesmen have begun to acknowledge the existential crisis facing non-Muslims. Former Lebanese Prime… Read more »

Eibner, Jacobs: Will Freedom Come for Sudan’s Slaves?

As the South votes to become independent, tens of thousands remain enslaved. By John Eibner & Charles Jacobs Wall Street Journal Juba, Sudan/ On Jan. 9, the people of South Sudan began their week-long referendum to decide whether to separate from the Arab-Muslim North and form an independent country. But Achol Yum Deng didn’t vote…. Read more »

603 Southern Sudanese Slaves Liberated

Bashir Dissolves Anti-Slavery Committee AWEIL, Sudan and WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has facilitated the freedom of 603 Southern Sudanese slaves in a pre-Christmas slave liberation action. Most of the slaves were captured by Baggara Arab militias in the service of the Government of Sudan during its jihad against the… Read more »

“Humanitarian Catastrophe” Faces Southern Sudan – Says President Salva Kiir

CSI Appeals for Peaceful Referendum on Southern Independence WASHINGTON and JUBA, Sudan, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Southern Sudan faces a “humanitarian catastrophe”, according to Southern Sudan‘s President Salva Kiir. Speaking to CSI, President Kiir explained that a mass exodus of Southern Sudanese from the North back to the South has just begun. Southern Sudanese… Read more »

CSI Urges Obama to Protect Iraq’s Endangered Christian Community

Pope Benedict’s Appeal for a New Iraq Initiative Backed WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has urged President Obama to act to prevent the eradication of Iraq‘s endangered Christian community. Writing today to the President, Dr. John Eibner, CEO of CSI (USA), called on the White House to respond positively to… Read more »

CSI Urges Obama to Keep Eradication of Sudanese Slavery on Agenda

Slavery Persists in Sudan WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The torture that blinded 14-year-old Ker Aleu Deng failed to kill his optimism and craving to learn. Enslaved by jihadi militiamen during Sudan‘s North-South civil war (1983-2005), Ker was hung upside down from a tree by his master, Zacharia Salih, who then rubbed chili peppers into… Read more »

Iraqi Christian Leaders Call on Baghdad Government to Defend Minority Rights

WASHINGTON and HAMDANIYA, Iraq, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, the CSI co-sponsored 2nd All-Iraqi Christian Leadership Conference issued an eight-point appeal urging the Baghdad government to help Iraq‘s dwindling minority community survive inside the country. Convening on Saturday, June 26 just outside Mosul in the town of Kara Kosh (Hamdaniya), 76 Iraqi Christian leaders… Read more »

254 Sudanese Liberated from Slavery

CSI Urges President Obama to Revive Anti-Slavery Policy AWEIL, Sudan and WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) facilitated the liberation last week of 254 black Southern Sudanese slaves. Most were captured by Arab/Muslim militiamen backed by the Sudanese government during the North-South civil war (1983-2005). Some of the youngest victims were the… Read more »