Middle East & North Africa

Rob Nicholson on Christian Mideast Engagement

Always a pleasure to chat with my old friend and Providence co-founder Robert Nicholson, chief of the Philos Project, which…

Jocelyne Khoueiry: A Life for Lebanon
Jocelyne Khoueiry: A Life for Lebanon

Jocelyne Khoueiry (1955–2020), who died on July 31, was a resistance fighter in the Lebanese Civil War but later created charitable organizations.

America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts
America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts

Both the US government and Christian groups should prioritize Iran’s treatment of Christian converts.

Turkish Government’s Hagia Sophia Rhetoric Adds Insult to Injury
Turkish Government’s Hagia Sophia Rhetoric Adds Insult to Injury

The conquest mentality that has shaped the Turkish government’s Hagia Sophia policy and rhetoric not only puts the sacred heritage of Turkey’s religious minorities at risk, but also threatens their lives.

Implications of the Hagia Sophia’s Conversion to a Mosque

Hagia Sophia’s conversion is the culmination of Erdoğan’s long campaign to transform Turkey into a neo-Ottoman empire.

Where Statues of Slavers and Imperialists Still Stand in the Middle East
Where Statues of Slavers and Imperialists Still Stand in the Middle East

The Middle East is not overloaded with statues of historic figures, but they do exist. Some are of imperialists and slavers.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response Fails Its Minorities

In the past few weeks, Pakistan has attempted to mitigate COVID-19’s effect on its economy and people. However, these efforts have largely ignored the needs of Pakistan’s minorities. The result is an increase in human rights violations.

A Textbook Case of Discrimination as Palestinian Authority Schools Edit out Christians — and Jews
A Textbook Case of Discrimination as Palestinian Authority Schools Edit out Christians — and Jews

Seventy-six percent of Palestinian Christians gave the Palestinian Authority (PA) failing marks for how schools teach the history of Christians, according to a recent survey commissioned by The Philos Project.

On World Refugee Day, Remember the People at the Center of the Global Displacement Crisis
On World Refugee Day, Remember the People at the Center of the Global Displacement Crisis

World Refugee Day is an appropriate time to reflect on how policymakers should address these challenges while ensuring refugees have religious freedom.