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 to act, religious minorities in Iraq are facing imminent annihilation. Since August 2, 400,000 Christians and members of the ancient Yezidi religion have fled their homes in the face of attacks from the vicious “Islamic State” group. Over 50 Iraqi churches have been destroyed or occupied in the last three weeks, and there are reports of non-Muslims being executed en masse, raped, kidnapped and sold into slavery. The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq warns that his people “are facing a human catastrophe and risk a real genocide.”
We don’t intend to let that happen. CSI is organizing an emergency aid response for Christians and other victims of IS in Iraq. CSI is also actively liberating Christians and others held in slavery in North Sudan, and working to raise political support for these threatened Christian communities in the Middle East.
Dr. John Eibner, CEO
Christian Solidarity International, USA