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Homeland & Heritage

Cherish what we have inherited. Celebrate it. And protect it for our children and their children.

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Beirut Dweller: Encounters of a Young German Ajnabe أجنبي

Gradually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ Shayef al...

An Undeniable Mediterranean Magnetism: Franciscos Verros, Greek Ambassador to Lebanon

Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief Patricia Bitar Cherfan Photos by Elie Harb In this interview with HOME, his Excellency, Ambassador Verros, gives an overview of Greek-Lebanese relations as well as the striking similarities binding both nations and cultures. Greek...
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The Giving Trees of AUBotanic

Walking through the gates of the American University of Beirut (AUB) is like a breath of fresh air — literally. The temperature seems to drop slightly, the breeze kisses your cheek in gentle bliss,...
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Storytelling in Beirut with Ronnie Chatah

Ronnie Chatah, founder of WalkBeirut, paints a nuanced portrait of the city he calls HOME. Ronnie Chatah’s relationship with Lebanon is, well, complicated. “It’s not a love-hate relationship,” Beirut’s most famous walking tour leader insisted over...
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Nada Helou: Restoring Fortresses of Faith Through Mosaics

Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief With 7,000 years of history to its name, a stunning array of civilizations have left their mark on Lebanon. Nada Helou is part of a group of archeologists who...