» 02/12/2018, 17.01
LEBANON – ISLAM
Teenagers who desecrated a statue of Our Lady required to learn the Qurʾān as punishment
In one Surah, Mary is described as one of God’s purest creatures. This is the first time that a judge imposes a "pedagogical" sentence. Political and religious leaders praise the ruling.
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.
22/09/2016 16:38:00 LEBANON
Christian and Muslim religious leaders pray for peace in the name of Mary in Beirut
Heeding Pope Francis’s call, the Lebanese Church organised a meeting for peace at the Marian shrine of Harissa. Card al-Rahi stressed the value of reconciliation. For Sunni leader, "terrorism in the name of Islam” is “a sign of the end times". Shia dignitary slammed politicians for holding the country "hostage". Courage is needed to ask for forgiveness for one’s mistakes.
18/01/2018 17:41:00 EGYPT – LEBANON
Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'
A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.
26/01/2017 18:29:00 LEBANON
Muslim-Christian meeting in Beirut to jumpstart dialogue and fight against fundamentalism
The Saudi Embassy in Beirut sponsored an interfaith meeting on the topic ‘Lebanon unites us’ in order to clear the air in Saudi-Lebanese relations. Sunni Mufti stresses the need to promote Christian-Muslim coexistence. Shias are absent because of Saudi attacks against Hezbollah.
15/12/2017 15:55:00 LEBANON
Christian and Muslim leaders offer a "single voice" on Jerusalem
Leaders held a historic meeting in Bkerke yesterday. Trump's "unfortunate" decision is a provocation to the Christians and Muslims of the world and distorts the spiritual mission of the Holy City. The choice by the US "lacks the wisdom needed by true peace makers". Lebanon’s Islamic-Christian voice is precious.
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