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

“Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East: the Case of Lebanon” Course at Saint Joseph University – Beirut – March 2021

Thanking my students from Germany and Spain for making it worthwhile to introduce them to interreligious dialogue in Lebanon while the country is collapsing. To Maria, Lucia, Hannah, Joris, Leonard, Charlotte, Nikolaus, Ludwig, Nathan, Jacob, Guillermo and Eleni: you definitely encouraged me to keep struggling for conviviality. I hope this course inspired you to learn … Continue reading “Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East: the Case of Lebanon” Course at Saint Joseph University – Beirut – March 2021

Join CAFCAW Youth Group & Programs in the Arab World

ندعوكم شبابنا وشاباتنا في الوطن العربي للإنضمام لنا في فريق القيادة الشابة التطوعي الدولي لنعمل سويا على التغيير الإيجابي في مجتمعاتنا يدا بيد، ولنصبح جزأ من عملية صنع القرار…نتشارك بالأفكار، نلتقي في ورشات عمل، ونتفاعل من خلال التطوع في مجتمعاتنا… نموذج الإنضمام في الرابط التالي:https://forms.gle/Tz1LK8jAgGY9LJnV9 لمزيد من المعلومات، زيارة موقعنا الإلكتروني:Www.cafcaw.orgFB: https://www.facebook.com/Cafcaw.org/ As one of … Continue reading Join CAFCAW Youth Group & Programs in the Arab World

Il n’est jamais trop tôt pour se préparer au test de culture générale

Félicitations à ceux et celles qui ont réussi aux concours de médecine générale/médecine dentaire de Janvier 2020 à l’université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth. Taux de réussite des étudiants qui ont suivi des cours de culture générale: 88% – – le plus élevé depuis 2012. La seconde session des concours aura lieu en été! Il n’est jamais … Continue reading Il n’est jamais trop tôt pour se préparer au test de culture générale

Book Reviews: The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco.

Norman Saadi Nikro and Sonja Hegasy, eds. The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco. Palgrave, 2017. The volume is a part of a book series exploring the relationship between cultural heritage and conflict. It derives from the research project Transforming Memories: Cultural Production and Personal/Public Memory in Lebanon and … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco.

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.

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