Bou Samih’s Memory: Back to the ’20s

  Grandparents are always nostalgic about the old days; they share past stories with pride; they talk about friendship, unity, generosity, and prowess. I was always intrigued by this passion; what is it that makes them attached to old memories? Have you ever wondered as well what life was like 93 years ago? What were […]

Retired and Senior Volunteering in Lebanon

  While people of all ages can volunteer, a very special and often neglected category of volunteers is “retired and senior volunteers.”’ Article by: Dr Patricia Nabti “Retired” has a clear meaning, but it is a sensitive matter to decide what age constitutes being “senior”. Some programs will say over 50, others over 60 or […]

Let’s Meet – Linaltaki

  One summer afternoon in 2001, 11 years after the end of the Civil War, two women met over a cup of tea in a Lebanon still under Syrian occupation and divided along sectarian lines. Article by: Yara Zgheib One wore a hijab over her dark hair, the other a cross around her neck. Both […]

TA3A SOB EL FAN: A Fight Against Extremism

  A university project unlocks students’ passion for giving voice to vulnerable youths in Lebanon. It is not until our interview is winding up that Lea Ibrahim says: “I think we have to talk about our trip to Washington.” For almost half an hour, Lea (20) and Isabelle Wakim (22) have been animatedly describing Ta3a […]

You Can Hope For The Better Or You Can Work For It

  The Lebanese Renaissance Foundation is playing an active role in society; it is an independent organization that promotes non-violence and democratic activism. As Lebanese, after years of civil wars and our fair share of instabilities and upheavals of all sorts (political, economic, sectarian, environmental, to mention only a few), we are always striving for […]


  Philip Morris International (PMI) joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2015. The UNGC is a voluntary public-private partnership aimed at advancing global sustainability goals through business commitment to ten fundamental principles relating to Human Rights, Labor Rights, Environmental Responsibility, and Anti-corruption measures. PMI published in June 2016 its first ‘Communication on Progress’ […]