IsraelCast Episode 183



Started in 2014 in the wake of ISIS’ rise to power, the Philos Project seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Near East by creating leaders, building community, and taking action in the spirit of the Hebraic Tradition. Primarily focused on supporting persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the project also aims to strengthen the relationship between Christians and Israel. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Luke Moon, Deputy Director of the Philos Project, to discuss its creation, the history of Christians in the Near East, and the importance of discussing difficult issues.


Luke Moon serves as Deputy Director of the Philos Project. For over 25 years, Moon has been a teacher, writer, and advocate on a variety of social, religious, and political issues. Before joining the Philos Project, Moon served with Youth with a Mission and worked as a business manager for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. For the last decade Moon has focused his attention on raising awareness about persecuted Christians in the Middle East and encouraging Christian support for Israel and the Jewish people. He is also ordained as a Southern Baptist minister.

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