A community of Christian leaders who advocate for pluralism in
the Near East

Become a Philos Leader

We have a vision for a pluralistic Near East based on freedom and the rule of law, where nations, tribes, and religious communities can live beside each other as neighbors.

To get there, we don’t pick sides or settle for easy answers. We develop relationships, explore difficult questions, and work to build a movement of principled, practical Christian engagement.

The story of Philos

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Philos Leadership Track

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    Discover a nuanced view on pluralism in the Near East with our core online leadership program.

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    Pathfinder Retreat

    Selected Pathfinder participants will join us for in-person lectures, case studies, team-building exercises, and fellowship.

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    Philos Leadership Institute

    Qualified applicants will travel with us to the Near East to experience the roots of their faith in the Holy Land and engage with the region's complexities. Participants will meet individuals and officials across ideologies and ethnicities and discuss difficult topics such as Zionism, regional conflicts, history, and more with our experts.

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What we've been up to recently

VIP Delegation to Armenia

In June 2023, we brought a group of influencers and leaders on a fact-finding trip to Armenia to better advocate for Armenians’ security in their ancestral homeland. Now, we are rallying American support in Congress & beyond.

Abraham's Missing Child Initiative

In July 2022, we launched the Abraham’s Missing Child Initiative in Washington D.C, and held our first summit with Near Eastern Christian representatives in Athens, Greece the following month.

21 Martyrs Pilgrimage

We are raising funds to bring the families of the 21 Martyrs killed by ISIS on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 2023.

Philos Leadership Institute 2022 Cohorts

We traveled to Israel & the United Arab Emirates with two Philos Leadership Institute cohorts in 2022, studying Islam’s impact in the Near East and the region’s choice between religious homogeneity and pluralism.

The Philos Action League

The Philos Action League now has over 2,000 members who have responded to 200+ acts of antisemitism around the country.

Hope in the Holy Land Premiere

We premiered our feature-length documentary, Hope in the Holy Land, in Dallas with producer Justin Kron and narrator Todd Morehead in November, 2021.

Our Research Fellows' Articles

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  • September 13, 2023

    9 Years After ISIS Genocide, the Plight of Iraqi Christians Remains Ongoing

    Uzat Bulut, Research Fellow

  • September 13, 2023

    STRATCOM Invited an Iranian Propagandist. Now Congress Wants Answers.

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • August 31, 2023

    Unrest in Syria’s Southern Druze City of As-Suwayda: Implications for Change and Regional Dynamics

    Hadeel Oueis, Senior Research Fellow

  • August 31, 2023

    Pakistan: Stolen Hindu and Christian Children

    Uzat Bulut, Research Fellow

  • August 25, 2023

    India’s Battle Against Jihad

    Uzat Bulut, Research Fellow

  • August 16, 2023

    Biden's Stance Against Iran Naval Aggression Heralds New Era in the Gulf

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • August 11, 2023

    The Massive Transformation of India and the Middle East

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

  • August 5, 2023

    In the Middle East, a threat to the church’s leader is a threat to the parish

    Hadeel Oueis, Senior Research Fellow

Our special projects and partner organizations are designed for people from all different backgrounds.

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