Author: Jessie Owen Payne
Jessie Owen Payne is the Media Director of The Philos Project. Jessie graduated from Bob Jones University in 2008 with a BA in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a minor in Public Relations Journalism. She interned with Entercom Communications while in college, did freelance writing for The Greenville News in South Carolina, and worked as a staff reporter and editor for The Springville Journal and, later, The Sun News outside Buffalo, NY. Jessie’s passions include fashion, photography and travel. She currently lives with her husband Drew and two children, Logan and Ashtyn, in Greenville, S.C.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, May 6, 2017
President Donald Trump hosts the Palestinian Authority leader, and a new off-Broadway musical pokes fun at the Iraq War. These stories and more.
The Region: Abbas’ Visit to Washington & Arab-Israeli Peace NegotiationsThursday, May 4, 2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump in Washington on May 3 for their first face-to-face talks since…
Meet the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute Participants
Meet the 22 young men and women who will participate in the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute, a once-in-a-lifetime experience offered by The Philos Project.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 29, 2017
The United Nations comes under fire for electing Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission. This story and more in our Middle East news roundup.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 22, 2017
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is disqualified from running for office again and the Trump Administration revisits the nuclear deal.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 15, 2017
The U.S. targets the Islamic State with the “mother of all bombs,” and an American soldier is laid to rest. These stories and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 8, 2017
In an unprecedented move this week, President Donald Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles to be launched at a Syrian government air base. This story and more.
Fellow Helps Launch First Christian Broadcast Frequency in IsraelFriday, April 7, 2017
A Philos Project fellow was instrumental in the launch of Voice of Hope, Israel’s first radio station ministering to the Christians of the Middle East.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, April 1, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Turkey this week to meet with the country’s leaders and to discuss a…
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, March 25, 2017
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the London attack and a Baghdad bombing, and the Senate proposes new sanctions against Iran.