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.


The Authors

Father Gabriel Hachem

Professor of theology at Holy Ghost university – Kaslik,Member in the International Theological Commission, Mandated by the Greek Melkite Patriarchate /MECC

Sheikh Ousama Haddad

General supervisor of religious affairs

Mandated by Dar El-Fatwa in Lebanon

Sheikh Naïm Hazer

Coordinator at the Youth office of the religious and educational department

Mandated by the Higher Shiite Islamic Council

Pastor Nabil Maamarbashi

Responsible of the Christian education

Mandated by the National Evangelical church /MECC

Ms. Violette El Khoury Msann

Assistant director at the Oriental Studies Center

Coordinator of religious education at the Antonine school

Mandated by the MECC

Sheikh Fadel Slim

President of the religious and educational department

Mandated by the Druze National Council

Father Nicolas Smaira

Director of the religious education department in the Greek Orthodox diocese of Beirut

Mandated by the Greek orthodox Patriarchate / MECC

Dr. Nayla Tabbara

Director of the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management

From Adyan Foundation

  • 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.

    Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran - Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue

  • 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.

    Judge Abbas el Halabi -


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