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Nov 11, 2016, 13:28 ET Prof. Marius Deeb: "Lebanon Cannot Exist Without Christians"

"Without Christians, there would be no Lebanon," Professor Marius Deeb argued at a lecture at Boston College on Wednesday. In Lebanon, he said,...


Oct 28, 2016, 07:23 ET Post-Mosul Campaign Guarantees for Religious Minorities Crucial, Says Iraqi Human Rights Leader

"There will probably be another crisis after the 'liberation' of Mosul from the Islamic State," William Warda, the Chairman of the Alliance of...


Jun 15, 2016, 13:25 ET Egyptian Scholar Calls for Recognition of Ongoing People Power for Gender and Religious Equality

 "When we think of the Middle East these days, we don't think of resistance," Professor Mariz Tadros observed at a public lecture here Tuesday....


May 05, 2016, 11:27 ET Christian Victims of Genocide are Abandoned, Daniel Williams Reports

"Christians in the Middle East have been abandoned to their fate," the veteran Middle East correspondent Daniel Williams said here on Wednesday. In...


Mar 15, 2016, 19:38 ET "Religious Diversity in the Middle East Threatened by Jihadist Movements"

 "Religious diversity in the Middle East is threatened by jihadist movements," according to Professor Fabrice Balanche, a Visiting Fellow at...


Oct 28, 2015, 14:47 ET Exiled Saudi Arabian Academic: Saudi Regional Intervention Worsens Sectarianism, Polarization

"Saudi intervention has led to the suppression of peaceful protest and the demise of democratic forces in the Arab world," warned Dr. Madawi...


Oct 22, 2015, 15:30 ET Charles Glass on Syria: Religious Cleansing Continues Apace

 "Until the regional powers and superpowers agree that the war in Syria should end, it will not end," veteran Middle East correspondent Charles...


Mar 16, 2015, 08:15 ET Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel to Address Existential Threat Facing Christians in the Middle East

 Amine Gemayel, former President of Lebanon, will deliver a speech entitled "Religious Pluralism in the Middle East: A Challenge to the...


Nov 19, 2014, 09:17 ET Turkish Scholar: Modern Turkey's National Struggles Rooted in Genocide Denial

 "Modern Turkey is constructed on top of the denial" of the 1914-1918 Ottoman Genocide, the renowned Turkish Scholar Taner Akcam argued at a...


Jun 26, 2014, 17:26 ET Tens of Thousands of Christians Flee ISIS Attack on Nineveh Town of Qaraqosh (Hamdaniya)

Over 50,000 Iraqis, mainly Christians, from the Nineveh township of Qaraqosh, 12 miles east of Iraq's second-largest city Mosul, were displaced...


Mar 27, 2014, 12:42 ET CSI to President Obama: Saudi Ally Must Respect Religious Freedom and other Fundamental Human Rights

Dr. John Eibner, CEO of CSI-USA, urged President Obama today to make the U.S.-Saudi alliance "conditional on fundamental change in the repressive...


Mar 26, 2014, 09:41 ET Current Wave of Islamist Violence Poses Existential Threat to Middle East Christians, says Bat Ye'or

 The historian Bat Ye'or sees long-term grounds for "optimism" in the so-called "Arab Spring" uprisings. Speaking at a Christian Solidarity...


Nov 22, 2013, 13:51 ET Bassam Tibi: "'Arab Spring' a Catastrophe for Religious Minorities in the Middle East."

Leading Middle East expert warns against a de-Christianization of the region  "The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a deadly...


Sep 09, 2013, 09:17 ET CSI Urges President Obama to Support Religious Freedom in Syria

Eibner Presents Findings from Syria Visit Today, CSI-USA's CEO, Dr. John Eibner urged President Obama to present guarantees of the rights of...


Jun 25, 2013, 20:21 ET CSI: Syrian Religious Minorities Face Threat of "Eradication"

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), testified today in a congressional hearing that the Syrian civil war...


Jun 11, 2013, 12:44 ET Egyptian Academic: Is Syria heading towards majoritarian rule?

Mariz Tadros, an Egyptian academic based at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, spoke of worrisome processes of...


Jun 08, 2013, 11:10 ET Former President of Lebanon: Christians in Middle East Face "Existential Crisis"

Amine Gemayal, the former president of Lebanon, warned today that Christians in the Middle East face an "existential crisis," due to the "dangerous...


Jun 07, 2013, 18:37 ET CSI Supports Conference on Future of Religious Minorities in Middle East at St. Antony's, Oxford

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...


Jun 05, 2013, 12:26 ET Bishop Nazir-Ali Calls for Equality for Christians and other Groups, Women in Arab Spring Countries

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester and co-head of the Anglican-Al Azhar Dialogue, warned in a speech hosted by...


Dec 24, 2012, 10:00 ET Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Urges Obama to Prevent Middle East Genocide

Syria: "Entire Communities at Risk" according to New UN Report Writing to President Obama on Christmas Eve, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of...


Nov 30, 2012, 18:11 ET Speaker at CSI event: Signs of Religious "Cleansing" in Islamist-Dominated Egypt

Dr. Mariz Tadros: Egypt heading towards "Islamic dictatorship" Dr. Mariz Tadros has warned that acts of violence and discrimination against...


Aug 01, 2012, 16:07 ET Christian Solidarity International: Obama Must Defend Syria's Religious Minorities

 Christian Solidarity International today called on President Obama to defend the rights of Syria's religious minorities in the face of...


Jul 18, 2012, 17:15 ET Christian Solidarity International: New Report Documents Forced Disappearance Of Egyptian Christian Women

Report Claims Cases Have "Escalated" Since Overthrow of Mubarak Regime A new Christian Solidarity International (CSI) report released today...


Jun 15, 2012, 10:50 ET Habib Malik Calls on Obama to Protect Endangered Minorities in Syria and throughout Middle East

Lebanese Professor Speaks at Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Event on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East...


Jun 12, 2012, 16:09 ET 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  Taner...