Research & Education

The Philos Project’s R&E department provides educational resources that underpin the intellectual substance of our work. Our R&E team offers nuanced and compelling content uniquely driven by the Hebraic tradition and its application to the problems of Near East politics and society. Our resources seek to equip the next generation of Christian leaders to engage in the Near East and to develop a greater understanding of the text, values and tradition that drives their faith.

September 1, 2020 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Grand Liban, Greater Lebanon, the expanded statelet created by France in 1920 that became independent in 1946. But the Lebanese are in no mood to celebrate. The explosion in Beirut on August 4th pushed their country, already suffering from corruption and foreign domination, towards total collapse.

Lebanon offers the greatest opportunity for pluralism in the Arab world, not least of all because it contains the only ancient and free Christian community in the region. In this report, senior research fellow Habib Malik analyzes Lebanon's current troubles in light of its unique culture and history and offers concrete recommendations to ensure that Lebanon’s historic freedom and pluralism remain strong.


Past Challenges, Present Calamities, Future Prospects


In The Jerusalem Podcast, produced by The Philos Project and narrated by Christianity Today's president Timothy Dalrymple, we hear from scholars, archeologists, religious leaders, and others to uncover the layers of memory, mystery, and myth of Jerusalem. We explore: What is it that has drawn monarchs, madmen, and endless masses of people to Jerusalem for thousands of years? What makes this city holy to over half the world? Start listening today and join us in exploring these questions and more. 

Ashley Muse is the Research & Education Director of The Philos Project. She received her BA from the University of Florida, where she studied international relations. In the fall of 2016, Ashley moved to Washington, DC to pursue an MA in US Foreign Policy & National Security at American University’s School of International Service. There, she focused her studies on the Near East and completed her practicum on cooperation and peace building between Israelis and Palestinians. Ashley is also an alumna of the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute and a member of the Philos DC chapter.


Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate is your point of entry to our uniquely-curated hub of the best Philos and non-Philos content related to the Near East. Jaffa Gate will serve as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in recent news and deep trends in the region! 

Philos Primers

Philos Primers are brief studies on key topics that go to the heart of our mission to promote positive Christian engagement in the Near East. 

Center for Hebraic Thought

The CHT is a hub and community for research, resources, and conversations about biblical literacy and the intellectual world of the Bible.  

Media Products

Seeking to remedy the lack of knowledge about Hebraic tradition and other key issues related to the Near East, Philos produces quality educational content with nuanced history and analysis from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  

Research Fellows

Philos research fellows work on country-specific research projects to educate policymakers, peer NGO leaders, and the general public about issues and trends in the Near East that are currently absent in public discourse. 


Surveys and Reports

The Philos Project partners with leading polling centers and organizations to conduct surveys and reports that shed light on current and emerging trends on issues related to our work. 


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