Lebanon is a country in which Christians and Muslims of various confessions coexist. It is home to several Eastern patriarchates, including the Maronite one
Lebanon: If These Keep Silence the Stones Will Cry Out
A jungle of signs painted on Beirut’s walls gives voice to the demands of a population exhausted by thirty years of misgovernment. In October 2019 the graffiti were angry and hopeful, like the people out on the streets. One year on, they tell the story of a now dramatically impoverished country
Military Victory…or Glorious Death
The second part of the analysis of the founding principles of the Hezbollah movement which for some time has been the uncontested master of the south of the country. At the roots of a radical and total militancy, an idea of the world ‘as a simple bridge that leads on to eternity’
The Platform of Lebanese Studies
The Lebanese Cenacle took part as a protagonist in the history of the Lebanon from independence until the mid-1980s and introduced into its political and cultural life intellectual yeast and principles relating to identity which, despite the decline of this institution, are by now lodged in the DNA of the country.
At the Heart of the Chemistry of Lebanon
The apostolic visit by Benedict XVI to Lebanon in September was an opportunity to focus on a land and a people that, by virtue of their political arrangements and the dramas of their recent history, constitute in their very essence a challenge – for good or ill – both to their neighbours and to others further afield.
We, the Children of the Best Community
The first part of an analysis of the founding principles of the members of the movement of the Lebanese Shiites who for some time have been the almost uncontested masters of the south of the country. The texts and the question of their interpretation, the conception of an enemy and of ‘witness’
In the Name of Mary United at Least for a Day
In the Lebanon the Feast of the Annunciation, which by now has been celebrated for three years by Christians and Muslims through shared initiatives, has been made a national holiday by the government. In this country of eighteen confessions, devotion to the Mother of Jesus thus also becomes an opportunity for mutual understanding.