Nada Helou: Restoring Fortresses of Faith Through Mosaics

Mosaic wall

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 discovers, preserves, and fights for mosaics and frescos. Based far away from the hustle and bustle of Beirut, Nada Helou […]

Representing HOME in the Big Apple: Majdi Ramadan

A bridge crossing waters amidst lightened buildings

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 diplomatic role brings pride and recognition to his country. In his earlier years, Ramadan majored in political studies at the American […]

Arts and Renaissance School: Art As A Family Affair

Three women painting

Lebanon offers a plethora of art schools but very few specialize in the art of teaching the fundamentals of technique, one that meticulously guides students to develop and progress their craft. One of those schools is Arts and Renaissance — a respected and established family-owned art institution that has taught thousands of art enthusiasts in […]

The Osseirans: Saida Family Distinguishes Itself in Diplomacy and Politics

Landscape drawing

Ali Osseiran is a representative of the Zahrani District to the Parliament, where he has served since 1993. His father, Adel Osseiran, or Adel Beyk, as he came to be called, was a recognized leader of the Lebanese fight for independence from France and went on to become a distinguished politician in the new country. In interviews with HOME, […]

Media Association for Peace

Article by Sandra Whitehead with additional reporting from Houda Houbeish. Peace journalism is emerging in Lebanon through the efforts of the Media Association for Peace (MAP), an initiative, now in its fifth year, meant to counter conventional war reporting and the polarized media landscape in the country. Typically, the only reporting one sees about peace are […]