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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.

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Philos Leadership Track

  1. 1

    Pathfinder

    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

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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  • January 9, 2024

    Iran’s Regional Aggression Masks Its Weaknesses

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow & Susanna Hoffman

  • January 9, 2024

    Christians in Lebanon oppose Hezbollah’s escalating conflict with Israel

    Hadeel Oueis, Senior Research Fellow

  • January 5, 2024

    Christian MP Verbally Attacked by Turkish Nationalists

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

  • December 22, 2023

    The Islamization of Spain: From al-Andalus to the Migration Crisis

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

  • December 21, 2023

    Iraqi Kurdistan: Fostering coexistence amid regional challenges

    Hadeel Oueis, Senior Research Fellow

  • November 28, 2023

    A plea for Islamic voices against using human shields

    Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow

  • November 22, 2023

    Armenian POWs Await End to Their Illegal Imprisonments in Azerbaijan

    Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

  • November 19, 2023

    America should be supporting local actors who can limit Iran’s influence in the region

    Hadeel Oueis, Senior Research Fellow

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