Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

There are already engaged Lebanese academics and artists, iconoclasts, and they are making a difference, but more need to engage beyond their classrooms, books and academic journals, and ‘ateliers’, to be in the act of researching people, themselves, the dynamics of oppression and the politics of social interactions and injustices, to become aware of the people’s often unknowingly complicit in the process of oppression, to create knowledge in and through meaningful participation and action with others, to bring people together and contribute to finding reasons of solidarity, to transform boundaries into spaces where lives and pedagogies are constructed together in ways that work for social justice and lead to powerful possibilities, and where dialogic and open-ended praxis based on more collaborative and caring relationships is promoted. Continue reading Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture Interreligious Dialogue Regional Curriculum in the Arab World – March 26, 2021 Webinar

We were honored to discuss our course outline Dr. Nadia Wardeh and I with our esteemed colleagues in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Qatar. Higher education in Southwestern Asia is in need of innovative regional curricula that promote dialogue towards conviviality and inclusive societies. Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture March 26, 2021 Webinar. Continue reading Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture Interreligious Dialogue Regional Curriculum in the Arab World – March 26, 2021 Webinar

Towards Inclusive Societies: Middle Eastern Perspectives – Virtual Book Launch

It was a pleasure seeing you again and celebrating together Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture and CAFCAW new publication “Towards Inclusive Societies: Middle Eastern Perspectives”. For those interested in the subject, the book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3t8pb5i Continue reading Towards Inclusive Societies: Middle Eastern Perspectives – Virtual Book Launch

دار الكلمة الجامعية تعقد مؤتمرا حول مناهج تربوية مختصة بالتعددية وحوار الاديان Maannews

بيت لحم- معا- عقدت أمس كلية دار الكلمة الجامعية للفنونِ والثقافة في بيت لحم مؤتمرها الاقليمي الأول لمناقشة أبحاث علمية تعمل على تطويرِ مناهجَ تدريسية تربوية مُختصة بالتعدديِة وحوار الأديان والثقافات.وشارك في المؤتمر أكثر من 25 من رجال الدين المسلمين والمسيحيين، والعلماء والأكاديميين العرب المتخصصين بالمناهجِ التربوية ومن حَمَلة درجة الدكتوراة وما بعدها، والذين أعدَوا … Continue reading دار الكلمة الجامعية تعقد مؤتمرا حول مناهج تربوية مختصة بالتعددية وحوار الاديان Maannews

Education to Interreligious Dialogue in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine – November 28, 2020 Webinar

Successful first webinar organized by Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture. Nadia Wardeh and I presented the results of our research. Stay tuned for more!بمشاركة نخبة من العلماء والأكاديميين من لبنان والاردن وفلسطين، عقدت الأمس جامعة دار الكلمة مؤتمرها الإقليمي الاول عبر الفضاء الإلكتروني لمناقشة أبحاث تعمل على تطوير مناهج تدريسية مختصة بالتعددية … Continue reading Education to Interreligious Dialogue in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine – November 28, 2020 Webinar

Caravan project of the Order of Malta at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Intensive course on Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East.

Glad to be part of this amazing project – – Certificate of Study in the Historical and Religious Reality of the Middle East – “Caravan” Project of the Order of Malta with German students, at the Faculty of Religious Sciences, Saint Joseph University, Beirut-Lebanon, February 2020. Expertise : Intensive course on Challenges, Opportunities, and Praxis of … Continue reading Caravan project of the Order of Malta at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Intensive course on Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East.

Towards Building New Models in Lebanon?

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller Fuller’s quote somehow makes sense. Indeed, should we work against establishments? Or should we help them transform for the better?According to Fuller, the second option is the best. I couldn’t agree … Continue reading Towards Building New Models in Lebanon?

Peace Education: A Priority for our Youth and Society

My latest article published by Executive Women December 9, 2019 Much has been said about social responsibility in the last two to three decades, and many non-governmental organizations have created programs and organized youth camps in the Arab world to encourage individuals and groups to act for the benefit of society at large. However, ongoing … Continue reading Peace Education: A Priority for our Youth and Society

Ala’ Abou Fakhr, martyr de la révolution, martyr national – article dans l’Orient-le-Jour

Le meurtre du révolutionnaire Ala’ Abou Fakhr devant son épouse et son fils a ravivé dans ma mémoire le décès de mon beau-père Gebran Badine qui fut assassiné en Irak en 2004. Dans un article que j’avais publié en 2007 dans Scriptura (Université de Montréal), je posais à l’époque les questions suivantes : « Qui … Continue reading Ala’ Abou Fakhr, martyr de la révolution, martyr national – article dans l’Orient-le-Jour