The Philos Project is the network hub for leaders and future leaders who are committed to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. Its mission includes:
- Proclaiming friendship with those in the region who support liberty and justice for all peoples;
- Reviving an intellectually rigorous Christian approach to foreign policy, especially as it relates to the Middle East;
- Educating Christians on the theological, historical, and political issues surrounding Israel and the Jewish people; and
- Empowering the church to advocate for real peace in tangible ways.
Location – New York City
Applications are now open for the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute.
The Leadership Institute is a fully-funded 4-week summer program designed for Christian men and women between the ages of 18-35 who have a serious interest in working in a field that touches on the Middle East.
The Philos Project is looking for future policymakers, humanitarians, journalists, and advocates who seek a deeper understanding of religious and political dynamics in the Middle East region. We seek to educate and empower a new generation of leaders to facilitate long-term change in the Middle East.
Participants spend two weeks in New York, and two weeks in the Middle East, making a brief stopover in Poland.
During their time in New York, participants engage in long days of seminars with experts in Middle East history and politics, ethics, journalism, Judaism, Eastern Christianity, and foreign policy. Classes last between six and nine hours each day, with breaks for discussion. In the evenings, students often continue conversations while enjoying New York City or the grounds of the Tarrytown Estate. Once abroad, participants enjoy educational tours that enhance their understanding of the region. In the evenings, they collaborate on innovative advocacy
Once abroad, participants enjoy educational tours that enhance their understanding of the region. In the evenings, they collaborate on innovative advocacy projects, or write articles or op-eds for publication. Participants taste local cuisine, dip their toes in the Mediterranian and the Dead Sea, and meet with a diverse cross-section of people groups, including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Iraqi and Syrian refugees, Israelis, Palestinians, Bedouins, Druze.
How to Apply
Applications must be received by February 15 at midnight EST. Apply for the Leadership Institute today at philosproject.org/philos-leadership-institute.