For the first time in two years, Christian cities in northern Iraq are free from Islamic State terror. Churches which weeks ago were used as militant outposts and bomb factories are now reclaimed.
Editor Gerald McDermott and book contributors Robert Nicholson of the Philos Project and Mark Tooley of the Institute on Religion and Democracy explain the ideas behind the book, “The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land.”
Each summer, the Philos Project takes a class of 20 bright rising leaders on the seminar of a lifetime: two weeks of intense learning in New York, followed by engaging immersive learning in Poland, Israel and Jordan.
This week in the Middle East: President Jimmy Carter calls for U.S. recognition of the state of Palestine, and an American sailor dies in action.
A review of Mindy Belz’s new book “They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East.”
Thank you to the Philos Project for an excellent, unique experience in Israel. I greatly appreciate the fair and insightful way they handled complex issues, and am especially grateful at how careful they were to show us the people – the real people, the diverse people – who live in that land. Philos is working hard to create a new conversation about Israel and the Middle East and they’re doing a terrific job. I commend their work wholeheartedly.