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  • Mideast leaders increase efforts to fight U.S. decision on Jerusalem

    Mideast leaders increase efforts to fight U.S. decision on Jerusalem

    • Jan 12, 2018

    Church and political leaders in the Middle East are intensifying efforts to combat U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to move the U.S. embassy there.

  • Mideast church leaders look to U.S., but want voice in own destiny

    Mideast church leaders look to U.S., but want voice in own destiny

    • Oct 25, 2017

    Lebanon’s proximity to conflict zones and its hospitality have made it a haven for those fleeing violence. Southern Lebanon shares a border with Israel. Eastern and northern Lebanon borders Syria; from Damascus, Syria to the border with Lebanon is only 15 miles. Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, said throughout history, “many of our challenges came from outside Lebanon.”

  • Lebanese Church pioneers integration amid mounting native/refugee divide

    Lebanese Church pioneers integration amid mounting native/refugee divide

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Faced with a stunning influx of 1.5 million Syrian refugees in a country whose population was only a little over four million to begin with, Lebanon is struggling to avoid fracturing along native/refugee lines. In the campaign to promote integration between the two groups, few social forces are as active as the Catholic Church, as both a school and a free meal service in the city of Zahle illustrate.

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