Member Spotlight: Christian Solidarity International

Dr. John EibnerThroughout the world, Christian Solidarity International is standing at the frontlines of religious persecution, bringing desperately-needed aid to victims of violent jihad, liberating people from slavery, and making the voices of the oppressed heard.

Founded in 1977, CSI is currently the only organization working to liberate Christians and other South Sudanese forced into slavery by Sudanese government-backed forces during the Sudanese civil war.  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have returned home in freedom through CSI’s slave liberation program, though thousands more are still trapped in captivity.  CSI also delivers food assistance, medical treatment, and other lifesaving aid to victims of religious terror and natural disaster in Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, and other hotspots around the globe.

CSI’s objective is worldwide respect for the God-given right of every human being to choose their own faith.  CSI works to document violations of religious freedom, including the forced marriages and conversions of Christian women in Egypt and terror attacks on Christians in Iraq. Through petition campaigns, congressional testimony, media outreach and direct lobbying, CSI works to pressure the U.S. and other governments to take a stand for religious freedom. 

With the political chaos currently convulsing the Middle East, anti-Christian and anti-minority violence and intolerance are on the rise, leading many authorities to predict the coming extinction of Middle East Christianity.  Christian Solidarity International has issued a genocide warning for the Islamic Middle East.  CSI is determined to make the survival of the Middle East’s religious minorities an inescapable issue for the U.S. and Western governments.

CSI is guided by the words of Isaiah 61:1: “To bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound."


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