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The Voice of the Diaspora

Take Lebanon with you in your heart, wherever you go. And remember to come HOME often!

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Roots and Routes: A Swedish-Lebanese Tale of Exile and Belonging

My first contact with Sweden was through the film Scenes From A Marriage by the “demon director” Ingmar Bergman. The projection took place in one of Beirut's smaller cinemas. Not surprisingly, we were a...
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Representing HOME in the Big Apple: Majdi Ramadan

With HOME etched into their hearts and souls, Lebanese diplomats represent Lebanon everywhere in the world. Majdi Ramadan is one such example of an individual. As Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Ramadan’s...
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The Road of the Lebanese Immigrant Walter Muller Moujir

South America is an established hotspot for the Lebanese diaspora; Argentina alone boasts 1.5 million of them. Immigration to the country began in the 19th century and has continued, fostering a bona fide bond...
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Faith in Unforeseen Place: Melkite Church

Photo by Meredith Cavaleri It’s 10:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy. The Sunday service at Melkite Church seems like that of any other place of worship in the world until I leaned in more closely. The four...
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A Loving Case by a Young Lebanese

I spent the first decade and a half of my life on the move — rather typical of a Lebanese expat. Born outside of Lebanon, I grew up in Mediterranean coastal countries and the...