Christian Solidarity International

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CSI is a Christian human rights organization committed to defending religious liberty, helping victims of religious repression, victimized children, and victims of disaster. CSI delivers emergency food assistance, medical treatment, and other lifesaving aid to victims of religious persecution and natural disasters in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, South Sudan, Pakistan, and other hotspots around the globe. CSI is best known for its work liberating victims of slavery in Sudan. In addition to the United States, CSI has affiliates in the following countries: the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, and Switzerland.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Solidarity International
870 Hampshire St.
Suite T
Westlake Village, CA 91361


Phone: 805-777-7107


Organization details

EIN: 330826951

CEO/President: John Eibner

Chairman: John Eibner

Board size: 5

Founder: Rev. Hansj├╝rg St├╝ckelberger

Year founded: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


CSI stands in solidarity with Christians and other religious minorities who are victims of violence, discrimination and persecution. In addition to providing aid, CSI advocates by raising awareness on all political and social levels for persecuted Christians and members of other religious minorities. The goal of these efforts is to change the ideological and political conditions that produce religious persecution, and to let the victims know that they are not forgotten.

Mission statement

Christian Solidarity International funds, provides aid to, and brings awareness of victims of religious repression, victimized children and victims of disaster. CSI is committed to providing tangible, immediate aid to Christians and others suffering violence, displacement and enslavement for their faith.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Persecuted Christians

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating627 of 8574 of 4
Fund acquisition rating731 of 8574 of 4
Resource allocation rating700 of 8574 of 4
Asset utilization rating209 of 8572 of 4

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,319$1,525$1,406$1,406$1,524
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$397,955$368,069$266,707$254,918$340,633
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$1,954$1,954$1,954$1,954$1,954
Total long-term assets$1,954$1,954$1,954$1,954$1,954
Total assets$399,909$370,023$268,661$256,872$342,587
Payables and accrued expenses$0$2,635$1,805$4,103$5,347
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$2,635$1,805$4,103$5,347
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$2,635$1,805$4,103$5,347
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$315,752$254,556$260,646$402,762
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$399,909$367,388$266,856$252,769$337,240
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Total contributions$1,587,888$1,503,576$1,199,056$1,104,146$1,036,621
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,629($1,075)$1,158$607($372)
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$4,629($1,075)$1,158$607($372)
Total revenue$1,592,517$1,502,501$1,200,214$1,104,753$1,036,249
Program services$1,203,796$1,102,863$925,604$955,441$1,041,442
Management and general$185,024$162,345$133,280$144,431$140,770
Total expenses$1,559,996$1,401,969$1,186,127$1,189,224$1,272,328
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$32,521$100,532$14,087($84,471)($236,079)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$32,521$100,532$14,087($84,471)($236,079)


Joel VanderSpekExecutive Director$128,250
John EibnerCeo$5,004

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/8/2021. To update the information below, please email:


For over 40 years, CSI has been fighting for religious freedom and human dignity around the globe - assisting those whose lives are threatened and whose rights are abused.

Program accomplishments

CSI was able to strengthen over the years an extensive indigenous network of Arab traders and local officials to free slaves still in the north. Since 1995, over 100,000 Southerners were freed.

1970s - Founding of Christian Solidarity International (CSI) by Rev. Hansjrg Stckelberger following silent marches for persecuted Christians. In Switzerland, 15,000 take to the streets.

1980s - CSI focuses on public relations, interventions and protests on behalf of people suffering religious persecution, especially in communist countries.

1990s - CSI flies food and medicines into the Christian-Armenian enclave of Nagorni-Karabakh. Under great danger, CSI saves many from starvation.CSI investigates allegations of human rights violations in the Sudanese civil war - including taking women and children as slaves to the north in large numbers. CSI initiates a program to redeem those enslaved.

CSI begins to engage extensively to help victims of religious persecution in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Nigeria.In India, a program to help victims of human trafficking is set up.The liberation of enslaved Christians and other minorities from South Sudan continues.

Today - CSI looks to expand into Southeast Asian countries where national religious extremism is spreading rapidly.CSI continues to help victims of religious persecution. It is estimated that over 100,000 South Sudanese have been liberated from slavery through CSI's efforts.