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

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What is Happening in Israel?

Following Hamas' October 7th invasion of Israel, massacre of +1,400 civilians and soldiers, and capture of +230 hostages, Israel has been at war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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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.

Philos Leadership Track

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

  2. 2

    Pathfinder Retreat

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

  3. 3

    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

Marching with Christians for Israel at American Universities

We joined thousands of Christians to stand with the Jewish community in light of antisemitic demonstrations spreading across U.S. campuses.

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.

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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  • June 11, 2024

    Does International Humanitarian Law Prolong Conflicts?

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • May 25, 2024

    Civilization is from the Jews

    Andrew Doran, Senior Research Fellow

  • May 22, 2024

    After Raisi’s Death, What’s Next for Iran?

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • May 22, 2024

    Israel, Armenia, and the Ivy League

    Simone Rizkallah, Deputy Director of Education

  • May 12, 2024

    To Confront Antisemitism, Catholics Can Look to Their History

    Andrew Doran, Senior Research Fellow

  • May 4, 2024

    A Survivor’s Lifelong Search

    Andrew Doran, Senior Research Fellow

  • April 11, 2024

    Iran consistently violates diplomatic protection and international law

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • March 24, 2024

    Attacks on Iranian gas lines effective, but not enough

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

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