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Lebanon

Lebanon is often cited as exceptional in the Middle East for its vital pluralism and diversity. A prominent Muslim who is a member of the Arab Working Group for Christian-Muslim Dialogue says, "We Lebanese have a special background in pluralism, culturally and objectively. It is a way of life for us in Lebanon to live together." Even so, Lebanon is still feeling the impact of its seventeen-year civil war and the effects of Israeli occupation of, and withdrawal from, the south. Physical reconstruction in Beirut is visible, even as more rural communities aspire to get back on their feet and the economy is strained.

Pray for: The many Christian communities of Lebanon and their ecumenical efforts to ensure a strong Christian presence; efforts to build upon a history of interfaith relations that has stressed national unity; the Near East School of Theology, where future generations of the region's Protestant clergy prepare for ministry; the World Student Christian Federation and its Middle East regional office, located in Beirut; Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon.

 
Lansing, Jeanne
Lebanon
Jeanne Lansing, member of Edgewater Christian Fellowship, Grants Pass, Oregon, serves with the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue in Beirut, Lebanon. She is assisting at a school for the blind and mentally handicapped.
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Long-Higgins, Andrew
Lebanon
Andrew Long-Higgins, a member of David's United Church of Christ, Canal Winchester, Ohio, serves the Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue (FDCD), Beirut, Lebanon.
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