CSW-USA was founded in 1997 as the United States partner organization of Christian Solidarity Worldwide's international network (originally founded in the UK in 1981). CSW-USA and its various partners exist to serve the persecuted Christian Church through advocacy, aid and prayer.   

We seek to mobilize the many members of the free Church to "remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." (Hebrews 13:3) 

CSW-USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.


Lisa Scaling, Chairman

Founding partner of CSW-USA

Lauren Homer, Vice Chairman

Attorney, Homer International Law

Betsy Vigneri, Secretary

Founding partner of CSW-USA

Dr. Thomas Farr

Visiting Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC

Eleanor McCallie Nading

Development Officer, Discovery Institute

Steve McFarland

Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, World Vision

Suzanne Scholte

President, Defense Forum Foundation

Mervyn Thomas

Chief Executive, CSW-UK