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Intervention of Mons. Chucrallah-Nabil HAGE, Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (LEBANON)



To fight in solidarity with others: the ADYAN Foundation (Instrumentum laboris, 106).
The individual in the Middle East, be he Christian or of another religion is in a precarious position, faced with different political, economic, juridical, social or moral evils. Faced with this state of things, the Christian cannot fight the battle alone, but in solidarity with all citizens.

The ADYAN (religions) Foundation seems to me to be a concrete and significant example of this common fight for the faithful. Created by Lebanese Christians and Muslims in 2006, ADYAN aims, through its actions, to promote an enlightened knowledge of religions, an integrative approach in living together and solidarity between faithful. Thus it offers inter-religious studies and develops research of the theology of dialogue on one hand and, on the other hand, it creates inter-religious networks where believers of different confessions find themselves united in the search for a more just understanding of their faith and authenticity of life and witness.
Through its educational programs, the foundation helps youth to take up their faith in a personal way. More so, it contributes to the development of a common social moral based on the respect of human rights. With the movies created by the foundation, it “stars” models of inter-community solidarity.
To consolidate spiritual solidarity at the basic level, we commemorate every year the event in Assisi in 1986, by reuniting the representatives of all the religions in the country around spiritual values such as, for example: peace, reconciliation, etc... ADYAN, is it not a sign of hope for all of us?

[00115-02.03] [IN089] [Original text: French]




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