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Bringing Holocaust Remembrance to the Public Square

By Gabriela Anciola

Lest We Forget is a remembrance project initiated by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano. Luigi has been making sociopolitical…

You could teach English in Nazareth

By The Philos Project Team

Right now our Israel Engagement Program Teaching Fellows are participating in a three-month organized program of community service, study and…

Fellow Spotlight: Mina Abdelmalak

By Philos Project

Mina Abdelmalak is an associate fellow of The Philos Project. Mina advocates for pluralism in Egypt and solidarity with the…

Fellow Spotlight: Khalil Sayegh

By Philos Project

Khalil Sayegh is an associate fellow of the Philos Project. Khalil is speaking truth and advocating for reconciliation and friendship…

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.

— Russell Moore

President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

The Region

Limitation, Liberation, and Love: Reflections on a Summer in Israel

By Amy Gabriel Thursday, October 26, 2017

One of the first realizations to hit me painfully, upon arriving back in Canada after a month in Israel, was…

Nostre Aetate: a Brief Guide on Jewish Relations for the Millennial Catholic

By Naofa Noll Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DreamWorks’ Prince of Egypt and Joseph King of Dreams were as much a part of my Millennial Catholic upbringing as…

Turkey Uncensored: The Last Orthodox Patriarch in Turkey?

By Uzay Bulut Monday, October 23, 2017

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity which is based in Turkey, is unable to train…

Rabbi Sacks: “It’s the people not like us that make us grow”

By Amanda Achtman Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In his April 2017 Ted Talk, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks – a defender of differences and champion of complementarity, spoke…

Can Sam Brownback Elevate Religious Freedom within U.S. Foreign Policy?

By Erin Rodewald Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Across the globe, assaults on religious freedom abound. Rohingya Muslims are fleeing brutal ethnic cleansing by the Burmese government. Years…

The Truth About Interfaith Dialogue

By Elysia Martin Monday, October 9, 2017

It was my fourth flight that week, and all I could think about was how foreign it felt to be…

To Christians in the Western World: A Call to Action

By Anastasia Sinyawski Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In a world where terror seems to abound daily, it’s difficult not to shut it out, disconnect, forget, and move…

What to Eat When You’re in Jerusalem

By Naofa Noll Monday, October 2, 2017

Mahane Yehuda is exactly what you’d expect of a market. It’s teeming with colorful spices, fruits, and vegetables, fresh bread…

Assyrians struggling for a primary school in Istanbul

By Uzay Bulut Saturday, September 30, 2017

The new school year has started this month in Turkey, but Assyrian Christians, otherwise known as Syriacs or Chaldeans, still…


Eye Toward Zion: The Significance of Yom Kippur

By Faydra Shapiro Friday, September 29, 2017

At this season Jews are deeply ensconced in the period known simply as “the holidays”. The answer to almost any…