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Lebanese Christians and Muslims celebrate the Annunciation together in the name of Mary
Lebanon celebrates for the first time a national Christian-Muslim holiday. Schools, banks and public buildings are closed. Prime Minister Hariri says the day is a spiritual occasion for everyone. For Muslim leader, it is a tangible sign of dialogue between the two religions.
07/04/2016 19:16:00 LEBANON
Together Christians and Muslims celebrate the Annunciation, and the beauty of diversity
Hundreds of people came together at the Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour to celebrate an annual interfaith ceremony. Sidon Mufti Salim Soussan stressed moderation and rejected violence. Disability as source of diversity and beauty was the main theme, with Mercy as the "common point" between Christians and Muslims.
Christians are a ferment of modernity in the Arab world
They are source of richness for the future even if their presence is deemed at times “undesirable”. Islam is going through a phase of change, but politics must be separate from religion. Christians remain a community “thirsty for modernity”; without their presence, the Arab world “has no future”.
Friday, a new Christian-Muslim battle-line
30/04/2016 09:39:00 LEBANON - EU
Patriarch Rai’s wake up call to EU: We need solutions to Middle East conflicts
Speaking to the European parliament, the head of the Maronite Church warns that the conflicts in the region not just directly impacting Christians, but also the Mediterranean and the EU itself. Islamic extremism is wiping out centuries of dialogue and is a threat to world peace. Enshrine Lebanon’s neutrality and encourage Muslim nations to separate religion from the state.
As Lebanon's union shows cracks, Patriarch al-Rahi calls for unity and pluralism
On the first anniversary of his elevation, Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi renews his call for a stronger national pact among the country's various components. Ideological divisions and the legacy of the civil war accentuate its social crisis.
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