Instead, the Philos Project will continue its work protecting the fractured Christian community in the region while also taking advantage of the dramatic shift toward unity after decades of war. Robert Nicholson, president of the Philos Project, hopes his organization’s efforts will lead the entire region into accepting the historic role each of the three Abrahamic religions has played in that part of the world – and hopefully toward a more unified and stable region.
But politics, he says, is never completely out of mind.
“What’s unique about the near east is three of the biggest world religions are based there,” Nicholson tells Townhall. And he says it’s not an easy thing to accept that the place where these religions are rooted “is also where so many of these problems come from.”