Former Arab-American Activist and U.S. Foreign Service Officer George W. Aldridge Finally Reaches HOME in Abdelli

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Diaspora Lebanese-Americans whose ancestors left Lebanon before World War I are increasingly returning to reconnect with their HOMEland. For former U.S. Embassy Beirut Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinator George W. Aldridge, the journey to the Lebanon of his great grandparents unfortunately did not occur until his last tour as a State Department official. “So […]

Naima Shalhoub Live from Beirut

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Photo by: Sarah Deragon Lebanese-American musician collaborates to bring a message of hope. “Why am I here? Let me think out loud for a minute,” said Naima Shalhoub, Lebanese-American singer, in an interview with HOME Magazine at Café Younes in Beirut’s Hamra District. Shalhoub was grabbing a quick bite before the sound check for her […]

Tripoli’s Little Artists: Kun Ensen’s Peacebuilding Project

Sadika Kebbi founded the nonprofit Kun Ensen (Being Human), teaching youth to express themselves through art and public speaking, but the bigger agenda is peacebuilding. Driving up to Tripoli, I’m thinking about the unique Sadika Kebbi and what she’s up to today – her Little Picasso Project. On this gray afternoon in early spring, the […]

The Mic Is Yours to Grab at Sidewalk Beirut

Poet Lisa Luxx, Photo by: Robert Norbury When performers step on the Sidewalk stage, they find a supportive and warm audience. As Beirut’s only weekly open mic, it has created a comfortable atmosphere for self-expression. “It’s a family. Each enters with their own dynamic, bringing what only they can bring to the table,” said poet […]

Environmentalist, Activist, Engineer, Visionary – The Many Hats of Ziad Abi Chaker

  Unlike many people, one Lebanese engineer sees garbage as an opportunity. HOME met with the trash entrepreneur recently to understand what drives him to champion change. Article by: Alia Fawaz Just off the main thoroughfare in the up-and-coming district of Badaro, Ziad Abi Chaker wrapped up an interview with SKY News Arabia in his […]