From Tyre to Europe: The Europa Series of Banknotes

Colored money bills

Banknotes — those bills that we use on a daily basis. When accustomed to their use, we don’t need to read their value, we recognize them from their size and color at a glance. We therefore rarely take the time to really look at them and try to figure out their symbolism through what is […]

OFFRE JOIE The Joy of Giving

sheikh and priests standing next to each others while holding the a paper with ebanese flag and the lebanese flag all around

Founded in 1985 by lawyer Dr. Melhem Emile Khalaf, Offre Joie is an independent Lebanese non-governmental humanitarian organization. Q & A with Offre Joie What is the vision of Offre Joie? Offre Joie started during the Civil War, when some of us realized we had to do something to counter the conflict. The best way […]

Bringing Alsace to Lebanon

a green view with several houses trees and blue sky

  Besides their gorgeous mountainous landscapes, renowned wine routes and rich cultural heritage, Lebanon and France’s historical northeastern region of Alsace share the same convivial spirit and unquenchable love for life. Article by: Christina Fakhry With 80,000 Alsatian expats scattered across the world today, those residing in Lebanon have come to establish their own association, […]

Joe Sandouk: Training “Man’s Best Friend”

Photo by: Ahmad Hamdan Canine sports are taking hold in Lebanon. Dog trainer and sports enthusiast Joe Sandouk would like to see them grow. Joe Sandouk has a dog lover’s ultimate dream job; he hangs out all day, every day with furry, fun-loving canines as one of Lebanon’s leading dog trainers. Sandouk is also an […]

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 […]

Pierre Rabbat: Light-Hearted Humor Shakes the Status Quo

Photo by: Chady Feghaly Quick-witted and handsome with a winning smile, Pierre Rabbat might have the key qualities that make a charming TV host, but there is so much more than meets the eye. Shaking the status quo TV host and executive producer Pierre Rabbat’s Menna W Jerr was a true game changer. It was […]