Skip to site content

Lebanon

In an area of the world in deep need of healing, the assassination of Qasem Soleimani reopened the festering wounds of victimhood. Christians must embrace Christ as wounded healer to find a source of healing for societies around us. […] Read More

Rather than vilifying or marginalizing the religious beliefs of others, we must seek out ways to build communities of peace in our multifaith societies. Here are 4 ways to do that in your corner of the planet. […] Read More

Of the 385,000 Syrian refugee school-aged children in Lebanon, more than one-third of them aren’t receiving any education. Here’s how Lebanese Society of Educational and Social Development is making a dent in that overwhelming need. […] Read More

While people of faith, for the most part, should not be held responsible for the violence of some who claim to belong to their group, they do bear responsibility to fight and debunk these ideologies. […] Read More

A conference led by the Institute of Middle East Studies brings together Christian workers from all over the world each June to learn more about Islam and the Middle East. […] Read More

Imam Imad Enchassi survived a massacre led by Christian extremists in Beirut in 1982. A new short documentary from EthicsDaily.com tells how mercy shaped the Oklahoma imam’s life. […] Read More

More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon since 2011. However, people like Imam Imad Enchassi – and the nun who taught him as a boy – have left bright candles for all to follow. […] Read More

Growing up in Beirut, Imad Enchassi’s world was disrupted in 1982 when right-wing Christian militants slaughtered up to 3,000 people in two days. However, he would not give in to vengeance. […] Read More

Humanitarian tourism, while often well-intentioned, raises questions about its purpose, as well as its efficacy in addressing human needs and alleviating suffering. As I explained previously, the term “sufferari” seems an appropriate label for these excursions due to similarities with a safari. The question I pose concerning the sufferari among displaced individuals is not, “Is […] Read More

Landscapes throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been transformed by unfolding crises of forced migration. This is especially the case in Lebanon. An estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees reside within its borders, adding layers of dimension to long-existing populations of displacement. According to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Lebanon […] Read More