Education on Coexistence


This book, in Arabic language, tackles the question of Education on Diversity in a diverse society such as Lebanon, where it is imperative that educational policies be linked to religious and cultural diversity as well as to citizenship and civic values, so that communal identities do not swallow the national identity.

St Paul Editions/Adyan

Abstract & Findings


This book comes thus in the context of a continuous series of workshops and seminars launched by Adyan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Center for Educational Research and Development, federations of privates schools, academics, researchers, representatives of civil society organizations and religious institutions, and includes diverse approaches to the question of education on coexistence, presented within these seminars. The book’s content can thus be considered as presenting foundations for the process of development of educational policies that would build the responsible Lebanese citizen and free Lebanon from communitarian mentalities.

The Authors

Fadi Daou (Editor)

Professor of Interreligious dialogue and Geopolitics of religion; Chairperson and CEO of Adyan foundation

Hassan Diab

Minister of Education and Higher Education (2011-2014)

Toni Sawma

Lecturer in Socio-Psychology, founding member of Adyan

Dina Kiwan

Professor of Education at AUB

Antoine Messarra

Member of the Constitutional council, Founder of Lebanese Association for Permanent Civil Peace

Rafic Qattan

Professor at the Faculty of Science, Lebanese University, Member of the board of Wahdatouna Khalasouna

Tom Fletcher

UK Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-2015)

Nayla Tabbara

Professor of Islamic Studies and Science of Religions

Sami Abi Al Muna

General Secretary of Irfan Association, and director of the cultural committee at the Druze Council

Georges Dimas

Secretary of Antioch Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and Director of Orthodox Schools in Beirut.

Hisham Khalife

Director of Awqaf at the Dar al Fatwa of Lebanon

Boutros Azar

General Secretary of Catholic Schools in Lebanon

Jaafar Fadlallah

Mabarrat Association


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