Haven Project


ISIS is persecuting Christians, Yezidis, and other religious minorities in the Middle East.

And you can help stop it.

If crimes against widows and orphans cry out to heaven for redress, then so do crimes that create widows and orphans.

In Defense of Christians launched IraqHaven.Org (formerly the Haven Project) to reverse the genocide — to help these communities recover their self sufficiency by influencing international actors, investors, and the refugees themselves to recover and resettle the Nineveh Plain in Northern Iraq — the onetime cradle of Christianity in the Middle East.

The UN says that on average, a refugee spends 17 years in a camp. These children I played with in Ainkawa, Iraq, are too young to remember when they lived in nice homes 21 months ago, when ISIS chased their families away (in some cases, killing their fathers). We cannot accept the UN average. These children deserve better.  That’s what the Haven Project is for.

Haven Project Video

Boys Displaced by ISIS

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The survival of a safe zone relies on economic growth (which in turn relies on security, but not only on security). Donors and donor nations are not enough; investors and workers are needed. And a rule of law with economic liberty.

The Christian culture of work is a hopeful sign for the haven’s ultimate transition to economic self sufficiency.

When Christians are left alone, they flourish economically.

Let’s help them help themselves.

Our persecuted brethren are willing to fight to survive in the Middle East:

Are you willing to help?

Yours, on behalf of the persecuted,

Stephen Hollingshead, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Haven Project
In Defense of Christians
400 North Capitol St., NW, Suite 585
Washington, DC 20001