Author: Vivian Hughbanks

Vivian Hughbanks

Vivian Hughbanks is Communications Director of the Philos Project. Her work has appeared in The Hill, The Federalist, The Washington Times, The Detroit News, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Follow her on Twitter at @vivianhughbanks.

Call for Applications: Student Journalist Reporting Seminar in Israel

By Vivian Hughbanks Friday, August 4, 2017

The Philos Project invites Christian college student journalists, broadcasters, podcasters, and aspiring media professionals to apply to participate in a…

The Region: Abbas’ Visit to Washington & Arab-Israeli Peace Negotiations

By Vivian Hughbanks Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump in Washington on May 3 for their first face-to-face talks since…

The Region: Jewish-Christian Relations and the Significance of Passover with Faydra Shapiro

By Vivian Hughbanks Monday, April 10, 2017

What is the significance of Passover to the Jewish people? Where do the traditions come from? What are the connections…

The Region: Policy Recommendations on Middle East Minorities with Andrew Doran

By Vivian Hughbanks Friday, March 31, 2017

Last week marked one year since Congress and the Obama Administration declared the actions of the Islamic State against minorities…


Who are the Copts? A Conversation With Mina Abdelmalak

By Vivian Hughbanks Monday, December 26, 2016

In the wake of a deadly attack on a Coptic church in Cairo, Egypt, The Philos Project recently sat down with Coptic Christian Mina Abdelmalak.


Christian Leaders Denounce UNESCO Resolution which Denies Jewish and Christian ties to Old City of Jerusalem

By Vivian Hughbanks Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For the second time this month, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is meeting…

Shadi Khalloul

Meet the New Philos Project Fellow, Shadi Khalloul

By Vivian Hughbanks Monday, October 10, 2016

Shadi Khalloul, the chairman of the Israeli Aramaic Christian Association, recently joined The Philos Project as our newest fellow.

Christian Foreign Policy Leaders Announce a “Christian Declaration on Foreign Policy”

By Vivian Hughbanks Monday, October 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Christian foreign policy leaders gathered to unveil a Christian declaration on foreign policy at the…

Southern Baptist Convention Condemns BDS

By Vivian Hughbanks Monday, June 27, 2016

For the first time in its history, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) passed a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement (BDS) at its annual convention.

Cuomo orders NY agencies to divest from those who boycott Israel

By Vivian Hughbanks Friday, June 10, 2016

Last weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered New York agencies to divest from organizations involved in the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.