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The Middle East Council of Churches: We pray for the human dignity in Lebanon, the society stability, and for his Leaders commitment of its common good

The General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches issued the following statement:
In the meantime when Lebanon is inflamed by the pain and the sorrow of his people, we pray for the Lebanese human dignity and the stability of its society. We also pray that God will inspire the leaders, and the people to serve the common good.

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MECC: Protecting Human Dignity in Iraq and safeguarding the unity of Syria

A call for peace in the scarred East region

The Middle East Council of Churches followed with deep sorrow and pain the martyrdom and wounding of hundreds of Iraqis last week, and is currently following with greater pain the Turkish attacks on northeastern Syria, which would potentially have serious repercussions on its territorial integrity, and thus exacerbate the humanitarian situation of refugees and displaced persons.

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Forced Migration or Asylum and Displacement is the feature of the 21st Century

Report reveals the Extent of the Disaster

On the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (29th of September)

As a result of armed struggles and conflict, the beginning of the 21st century was branded as an era of forced migration. Millions of people were forced to leave their homes and belongings, in an attempt to escape the violence and merely rekindle hope for a brighter future. This led to unforeseen socioeconomic ramifications and pressures on host communities; a point which in no ways whatsoever should be blamed on those forced to displace.

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The West's Legacy in the Middle East Troubles, Challenges and Perspectives

“This is not an ordinary conference. One hundred years have elapsed since the Paris Peace Conference (1919), and yet we are in the midst of international crises that are not unlikely to lead to war-style conflicts. It is useful to recall the facts and decisions of the Paris Peace Conference (1919), which did not last more than twenty years before the outbreak of the Second World War (1939)”

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Pope Francis received a delegation from the MECC headed by its Secretary General:

The Synodality is the basis of the ecumenical path, “Kairos ME Towards Churches Global Compact” project have my blessing and support

His Holiness Pope Francis received in his office at the Vatican City the MECC Secretary General Dr. Souraya Bechealany, at head of a delegation that included the MECC director of theological and Ecumenical Department Rev. Fr Gaby Hachem, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Lebanon Rev. Fr. Rouphael Zougheib and the MECC Policies and Communication Advisor Ziad El Sayegh.

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His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III met the MECC Secretary General­

His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Holy City and all other Palestine and Jordan received the MECC Secretary General Dr. Souraya Bechealany at the Patriarchate headquarter in Jordan. The Secretary General of the Patriarchate His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos and the director of the MECC’s Office in Amman, Mrs. Wafaa Goussous, was present at the meeting.

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