Christian Solidarity International
California, United States
MISSION & HISTORY
CSI is an international Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe. CSI delivers emergency food assistance, medical treatment, and other lifesaving aid to victims of religious persecution and natural disasters in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, South Sudan, Pakistan, and other hotspots around the globe.
For over 40 years, CSI has been fighting for religious freedom and human dignity around the globe - assisting those whose lives are threatened and whose rights are abused.
1970s: Founding of Christian Solidarity International (CSI) by Rev. Hansjürg Stückelberger following silent marches for persecuted Christians. In Switzerland, 15,000 take to the streets.
1980s: CSI focuses on public relations, interventions and protests on behalf of people suffering religious persecution, especially in communist countries.
1990s: CSI flies food and medicines into the Christian-Armenian enclave of Nagorni-Karabakh. Under great danger, CSI saves many from starvation.CSI investigates allegations of human rights violations in the Sudanese civil war – including taking women and children as slaves to the north in large numbers. CSI initiates a program to redeem those enslaved.
2000s: CSI begins to engage extensively to help victims of religious persecution in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Nigeria. In India, a program to help victims of human trafficking is set up. The liberation of enslaved Christians and other minorities from South Sudan continues.
Today: CSI looks to expand into Southeast Asian countries where national religious extremism is spreading rapidly. CSI continues to help victims of religious persecution. It is estimated that over 100,000 South Sudanese have been liberated from slavery through CSI’s efforts.