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 leadership program.

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    Philos Leadership Institute

    Ready to do some work? Apply to the Philos Leadership Institute to belong to a 4 month-long apprenticeship program where you’ll advocate and educate alongside Philos staff.

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    Philos Fellowship

    After completing both Pathfinder and the Philos Leadership Institute, Advocacy Fellows get the opportunity to lead community based projects to further the Philos mission.

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What we've been up to recently

Abraham's Missing Child Initiative

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

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 120+ 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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  • May 21, 2023

    Why Iran Strategically Relies On Its Proxies

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • May 19, 2023

    Are Turkey’s Elections Legitimate?

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

  • May 14, 2023

    Lebanon’s political and economic challenges exacerbate in the absence of a president for the seventh consecutive month

    Hadeel Ouies, Senior Research Fellow

  • May 13, 2023

    Instability in Israel could jeopardize few remaining Christians in region

    Hadeel Ouies, Senior Research Fellow

  • April 29, 2023

    Thousands of Political Prisoners are Rotting in Turkish Jails

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

  • April 24, 2023

    Iran’s State-Sponsored Misogyny: A Regime Built on Brutal Violence Against Women

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • April 23, 2023

    Implications of Turkey’s targeting of SDF commander in Iraq strike for second time in months

    Hadeel Ouies, Senior Research Fellow

  • April 21, 2023

    Turkey: The Abandoned Iraqi and Syrian Christian Asylum Seekers

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

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

Learn more about our special projects and partner organizations and see how you can get involved.

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