leadership

NETWORK

We are a movement of young Christian leaders ready to learn about conflict, engage in peacemaking and stand as Hebraic leaders in a chaotic world. We ask the hard questions, advocate with those in the Near East, stand strong in our faith and change the narrative one friendship at a time.

Brittany Densieski is the Leadership Development Director at The Philos Project. She holds a BA in Bible and Urban Ministries from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. During her time mentoring youth on the SouthSide of Chicago, Brittany traveled to Israel with Passages and became involved helping to assist lead young college students to Israel. Soon after, she had the opportunity to live in Israel as a Teaching Fellow with the Galilea Fellowship. Here she studied Jewish-Christian relations and assisted in teaching English at local Jewish and Arab-Christian schools. Passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential, Brittany is an advocate for justice and reconciliation. In her free time, she can be found traveling, looking for new books to read, recipes to cook, and working on music.

Philos Leadership Council

 

COMING SOON!

African American Leadership

The goal of the African American Leadership (AAL) initiative is to provide African American leaders with the tools to understand the Near Eas and to initiate positive change and spark action. 

The Philos Leadership Institute

The Philos Leadership Institute is a year-long and subsidized apprenticeship program designed to equip young Christians for real-world advocacy.

Philos Latino

Philos Latino provides numerous resources for Spanish-speakers around the world. Learn more about our Spanish-language events, materials, network and more. 

Chapters

Philos chapters are local hubs for Philos community and conversation that seek to drive change from the bottom up. They are comprised of likeminded people who want to pray, learn, and advocate together.

Staying Connected

Due to the current pandemic, it's been difficult to find ways to stay connected. We at The Philos Project have created a list of resources for you to consume while remote. 

Becoming a leader doesn't happen without the proper tools. We at The Philos Project understand that in order to engage in the Near East, Christians need more than just knowledge - they need community and experience. From networking events to actually working on the ground in the Near East, our leaders are given opportunities to take their training to the far corners of their fields, communities and the world. 

We develop strong, intelligent Christian leaders..

We develop strong, intelligent Christian leaders..

HEAR FROM OUR LEADERS

“The Philos Project helped shape me into the leader I am today by teaching me to think critically about the people and conflicts in the Near East and by giving me invaluable access to mentors and educational programs. Philos has forced me to challenge my own assumptions and learn how to reach across cultural and linguistic divides. I know for certain I would not be working in the Middle East as a journalist today if it weren’t for the The Philos Project."

Emily Jones
PLI Alumna '16, Philos Language Scholarship Recipient

"Being introduced to The Philos Project has changed my life.

I had the opportunity to attend PLI in 2018 and developed abilities in strategic thinking, communication, and guiding others to learn more about the Near East. My understanding of the scriptures and my relationship with God has also grown deeper. 

Thanks to Philos I can be an advocate for the Near East in my country by co-leading the Philos Chapter in Guatemala."

David Guzmán
PLI Alumnus '18, Philos Guatemala Co-President

"Being introduced to The Philos Project has changed my life.

I had the opportunity to attend PLI in 2018 and developed abilities in strategic thinking, communication, and guiding others to learn more about the Near East. My understanding of the scriptures and my relationship with God has also grown deeper. 

Thanks to Philos I can be an advocate for the Near East in my country by co-leading the Philos Chapter in Guatemala."

David Guzmán
PLI Alumnus '18, Philos Guatemala Co-President

"Being involved with the Philos Project has been nothing short of life-changing. I had never thought of myself as a leader in any capacity before PLI. I am an artist and was aware of always being the odd one out in my profession, so I didn't know how to express my voice in any meaningful way.

I feel my path is now clear, and I have a new quiet sort of courage which stems from knowledge, experience, and being in an environment of high academic learning and leadership that the Philos Project encourages."

Julie Robertson
PLI Alumna '19

 

Get in touch.

BRITTANY DENSIESKI

african american affairs director
kristina@philosproject.org

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