The role of Christianity and Islam in fostering citizenship and living together
A toolkit for Christian and Muslim religious education on inclusive citizenship including theoretical background for religious sermons and lessons for children and youth about 3 public values: Acceptance of the other/Diversity – Justice – Respect of laws and covenants.
This manual was developed in collaboration with the main official religious institutions in Lebanon – Lebanese Islamic Dar el Fatwa, High Shiite Islamic Council, Druze Council, Middle East council of churches – in collaboration with Danmission and with the support of the Danish Arab Partnership program.
Professor of theology at Holy Ghost university – Kaslik,Member in the International Theological Commission, Mandated by the Greek Melkite Patriarchate /MECC
General supervisor of religious affairs
Mandated by Dar El-Fatwa in Lebanon
Coordinator at the Youth office of the religious and educational department
Mandated by the Higher Shiite Islamic Council
Responsible of the Christian education
Mandated by the National Evangelical church /MECC
Assistant director at the Oriental Studies Center
Coordinator of religious education at the Antonine school
Mandated by the MECC
President of the religious and educational department
Mandated by the Druze National Council
Director of the religious education department in the Greek Orthodox diocese of Beirut
Mandated by the Greek orthodox Patriarchate / MECC
Director of the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management
From Adyan Foundation
Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran - Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue
Thank you for having taken the initiative to promote a project that involved the major religious communities in Lebanon around key and actual issues. It is indeed on our common humanity and its shared values that we can build not only the peaceful but also fruitful and joyful living together.
Judge Abbas el Halabi -
This publication opens a breach in the wall of the actual crisis and provides a opposing model to the current atmosphere of Sunni – Shii conflict on the one hand, and the logic of protection and alliance of minorities on the other hand. It brings together all Lebanese religious denominations in a joint project to promote the values of citizenship and living- together through religious education. Here also lies the challenge that the book succeeded to overcome.
From Adyan Foundation